• Taliban Reach Kabul: What’s Next For Afghanistan?

    The speed at which the Taliban advance has swept across Afghanistan has worried and captivated the world's attention over the past few days, leading many to question how they have been able to reclaim territory with such ease, with many citing a significant failure of western forces. Grace Cloughton...
  • What Has Caused The Crisis In Yemen?

    In recent days, social media have been highlighting the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab world. Alongside battling COVID-19, Yemen is suffering from an ongoing, violent conflict and the largest cholera outbreak ever recorded. This has been a part of daily life...
  • COVID-19 Pushes Yemen Crisis Towards Breaking Point

    The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen has reached breaking point as coronavirus and famine sweep through the population. UNICEF reports that Yemen ‘is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world’ with 24 million people, who make up 80% of the country’s population, in need of humanitarian aid. Many of...
  • December Book of the Month: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    An exploration of both human suffering and surrealist universes, Haruki Murakami’s acclaimed masterpiece, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a confusing yet fascinating experience which is sure to surprise you with every page. “A surrealist detective story, following how one man’s somewhat pitifully mundane life spirals into a violent and erotic...
  • Film Review – We Are Many

    Two words: political documentary. Still here? Good. Although it’s not the light-hearted escapism many of us crave from cinematic outings, Amir Amirani’s new film offers a crucial, thought-provoking analysis of the state of worldwide democracy. On February 15th 2003, over 15 million people in over 800 cities around the world took...
  • The poppy does not glorify war – but we shouldn’t be forced to wear one

    Every year in November we remember those who have died in wars since 1914. However, it also seems that every year we have a heated debate over the poppy, our symbol of remembrance. Should you wear one? Is it acceptable not to? Those in the public eye who choose...
  • Only eleven countries are not involved in global conflict: World War III

    “Humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep,” declared Pope Francis at a World War I commemoration service last week. He described how “even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes,...