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The American Withdrawal in Afghanistan was Always Going to End in Failure

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End of the longest-ever war As America’s longest-ever war ends, the aims and objectives with which it first began lie in ruins. The Taliban who were at one point driven out of every major city and into the mountains have returned and retaken the country with remarkable and unexpected ease. Meanwhile, the Afghan army which …

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England’s New Stance on Domestic Violence

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The long-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill has been signed into law and provides new definitions and protections for victims of domestic abuse, in its many forms. This change in the law was subject to criticism from various campaigners, however it appears to be paving the way for improved support for victims.  This overhaul, which includes new steps to …

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What has President Biden Achieved Thus Far?

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Since President Biden’s inauguration back in January, he has now taken Presidency from the former President, Donald Trump. With much of the world’s attention on Coronavirus issues, and perhaps domestic attention on Brexit, Biden’s policies so far may have gone unnoticed.  In January 2021, Biden overturned Trump’s transgender military ban. This was originally announced by Mr. Trump …

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Chad’s Transitional Military Council Announce Interim Government

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An interim government has been formed amid continued opposition to the ruling transitional military council in Chad. The government is composed of 40 ministers and deputy ministers. Among this number are nine women. Ndolenodji Alix Naïmbaye has been named State Secretary for Finance and Budget, while the former advisor to President Idriss Deby until his death, Achta …

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The UK’s Recovery Plan Shows that Attitudes are Still Shaped by Colonial Legacies

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Falling covid cases With Covid cases falling in the UK without coinciding with a lockdown for the first time, the nation is looking ahead to the post-pandemic recovery. For the first time since February, case numbers have fallen for five days in a row, with previous declines occurring as a result of restrictions being tightened. …

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New Protections for Domestic Abuse Victims – is it Enough?

TW: Domestic violence. On 29th April 2021, the long-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill received Royal Assent and was signed into law as the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. It now provides the most overarching legal definition of domestic abuse and also provides a series of legal protections which are available to victims of domestic violence and their …

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Should Intellectual Property Rights be Waived for the COVID Vaccines?

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World leaders are struggling to agree on how to increase vaccine production amid the vast difference between vaccination rates in advanced and poorer countries.  There have been calls to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to waive the intellectual property rights of vaccine manufacturers in order to boost production, and the US has shown its support. However, the …

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