April 21, 2020

Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee for the presidential election this November. In the midst of the chaos and turmoil wrought by the coronavirus outbreak, his only remaining opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), withdrew from the race last week, allowing...

March 9, 2020

In the short space of less than a week, the Democratic primary election seems to have changed dramatically. In actual fact, it has changed very little from the state it was in a year ago. Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a commanding lead, followed by his main riv...

February 1, 2020

Sultan Qaboos bin Said ruled Oman from 1970 until his death in January 2020 at age 79, to be succeeded by one of his cousins, Haitham bin Tariq. His extraordinary reign modernised the nation and made it a diplomatic hub in one of the world’s most unstable regions. 

Oman...

January 30, 2020

Hundreds of attendees met at the World Economic Forum (WEF) last week in Davos, Switzerland. Since its inception in 1971, the conference has increasingly come to be seen as a symbol of capitalism, globalisation, and the world’s elite. The WEF faces something of an imag...

January 1, 2020

High hopes, weighed down by cautious cynicism, accompanied a December summit which saw Russian president Vladimir Putin meet with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, alongside Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel. It was the first meeting between the Normandy...

December 3, 2019

“I condemn this coup against the Bolivian people,” reads a November 10 tweet by Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour Party leader wasn’t alone in expressing this sentiment. Bernie Sanders, a US Senator and candidate for the presidency, tweeted “I am very concerned about what appe...

November 2, 2019

A global audit named Coca-Cola the top plastic polluter in the world on the day I interviewed Jonathan Woods, the company’s general manager in the UK and Ireland. Of a total 476,423 pieces of plastic collected worldwide over the last year, Coke accounted for 11,732. I...

September 27, 2019

As the Democratic primary continues and the Iowa caucuses inch ever nearer, it increasingly appears that Elizabeth Warren has a strong chance of clinching the nomination. National polls indicate that she is in a strong position – she has replaced Bernie Sanders in seco...

September 1, 2019

It has been over a decade since the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Now more than ever, markets across the world are exhibiting the warning signs of another major downturn. Assigning responsibility at this stage is difficult. But one thing is for certain: uncertainty is...

March 20, 2019

Emmanuel Macron’s latest vision for the future of the European Project arrives as European Parliament elections loom ever closer and uncertainty as to the outcome of Brexit has never been higher.

In a manifesto addressed simply to the “citizens of Europe,” Macron waxes...

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