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August 13, 2018

A series of infernos is charring Europe. Greece in particular suffering the worst wildfires since the Second World War, with over 90 people have been confirmed dead and several are still missing from a flash fire which engulfed a seaside resort near Athens. An unprecedented heatwave has descended on Britain, turning “England’s green and pleasant land” […]

July 30, 2018

The brutal 7-year civil war in Syria is moving into its penultimate act. The Syrian Arab Army [SAB] has begun to liquidate the last remaining areas of resistance in the country. The Israeli defence force [IDF] have evacuated about 100 members of the group to Jordan through the annexed Golan heights at the behest of […]

June 5, 2018

Trump’s flip-flopping on North Korea is starting to make me dizzy. Indeed, I am tempted to start calling him Donald Haviana Trump now, as homage to this most irksome of traits. In the space of a couple of a months Trump has gone from threatening a nuclear holocaust, to making thinly veiled requests for a […]

May 26, 2018

CW: Discussion of violence A few weeks ago, I wrote an article in Salient in relation to the #neveragain movement sweeping the United States, after a tragic high school massacre claimed the lives of 17 children. I wrote then about how I remain sceptical that any changes would be made to gun laws in the […]

May 21, 2018

As Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were busying themselves opening the United States’ newest Embassy in Jerusalem — with a speech saying “peace is within reach”, no less — a largely peaceful protest in Gaza turned to bloodshed when Israel Defense Force (IDF) snipers opened fire on protesters. According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, […]

May 14, 2018

As the clusterfuck that is the Syrian Civil War continues to rumble away, more dangerous forces are beginning to stir in the region. In particular the decades-old rivalry between Tehran and Tel-Aviv is beginning to come to the fore. With so many pieces moving at once on this geopolitical chessboard, this rivalry could almost be […]

May 7, 2018

Let’s admit it, the Korean saga is the herpes of world tension — it just won’t go away, and is unlikely to now, even with Mr Trump’s scintillating deal making skills. Despite the favourable noises emanating from Pyongyang right now, I for one would like to call bullshit on the idea that North Korea will […]

May 7, 2018

A new start-up, founded by three Victoria University students, aims to match unused parking spaces with those who need them. The founders hope that the start-up, called “Parallel”, will make more parking spots available which might otherwise be inaccessible, and that it will help to get people involved in the shared economy where they can […]

April 30, 2018

On 13 April the US, France, and the UK decided to launch a fusillade of over 100 cruise missiles at various sites in Syria, in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma on 7 April. The strikes were, according to the UK’s Minister of Defense Gavin Williamson, to “degrade […]