Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Subject to Controversy After Calling Out Pro-Israel Lobby Group

Streisand Neto, MSc International Politics Ilhan Omar, a congresswoman from Minnesota, caused controversy after sharing her views American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Twitter. She stated “It’s all about the Benjamins baby”, in reference to $100 bills and the money that lobbies often bring in for supportive candidates. Her tweet caused a massive stir […]

Gilets Jaunes and the Battle for France’s Economic Future

Arooj Sultan, BA Economics & Politics The Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) anti-austerity and anti-government protestors marched for the 10th consecutive weekend, on the 19th of January. An estimated 84,000 people demonstrated against the government. Government buildings were vandalised, rioting broke out at the tomb of Napoleon, and protestors hurled bottles and stones at police. The […]

Volcanic Eruption Causes Devastating Tsunami in Indonesia

Benjamin Jackson, MSc Violence, Conflict and Development On the 22 December, Indonesia was once again staring down the barrel as the archipelago was hit by another natural disaster; years of reconstruction now lay ahead. Anak Krakatau, a volcano which lies off the Sunda Strait and Indonesian islands Java and Sumatra, erupted leading to a devastating […]

Number of Applications for Irish Passports Skyrocket Ahead of Brexit Deal

Kitty Walsh, BA History and World Philosophies Since Britain voted to leave the European Union in the summer of 2016, applications for Irish passports have skyrocketed. Prior to June’s referendum, the number of applications averaged approximately 46,000 in 2015, a figure that doubled to 81,000 in 2017 and is predicted to increase. One in five […]

Longest Government Shutdown in US History

Holly Sampson, BA Middle Eastern Studies and World Philosophies The US Government Shutdown commenced on 22 December and is the longest government shutdown in US history. The shutdown began due to a disagreement between President Donald Trump and the Democrats, surrounding Trump’s call for $5.7 billion in taxpayer’s money to proceed with the construction of […]