Britain and China: Partnership or Sellout?

27th October 2015

During the negotiations for the handover of the British colony of Hong Kong back to the Chinese, which took place during the 1980s, a tense episode is said to have happened. The Chinese, somewhat understandably, resented the imposition of the “one country, two systems” principle which was meant to give … read more

Dancing with the devil: Assad and the West

8th October 2015

The Syrian civil war that has seen the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and millions becoming refugees, has entered a new and more troubling phase. Russia has steadily beefed up its military presence in Syria with military advisers, armoured vehicles, planes and troops. This has been in response … read more

Palestine, a cry for peace, and justice

23rd September 2015

Since the very start of the Cold War, the conflict between Israel and Palestine has become the very center of human rights turmoil, with little support from many of the world’s key players for any kind of solution to the problem. Israel is a vital ally for key western countries … read more

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being: A Refugee Crisis

20th September 2015

This article has been featured on matthewseary.wordpress.com, a concise publication covering British and International affairs. The philosophical concept of eternal recurrence is the idea that ‘there is infinite time and a finite number of events, and eventually the events will recur’ ad infinitum. In the novel, ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’, the author … read more

The Russian Bear in Syria

17th September 2015

As if blatantly seizing the Crimea and fostering civil strife in Eastern Ukraine wasn’t enough, Russia now has its paws swiping around in Syria. Perhaps it has been there for a while and we are only just realising it, yet the fact that Russia so readily takes action it deems … read more

The Syrian Civil War: What must be done

16th September 2015

One of the hardest things for people to do is admit that they are wrong. Back in August 2011 a close vote in the House of Commons voted by a small margin against military intervention against Bashar Al Assad’s Syrian regime. Taking their cue from the UK, France and the … read more

Russian troops looking for warmer destinations: Syria

12th September 2015

Russia has longed denied having troops in eastern Ukraine. Similarly, it long denied having troops in the Crimea, only to then admit that they were actually there after all. Any Russian solider in the Donbass, and in the Crimea before that, was regarded publically by the Kremlin as a volunteer … read more

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