The implications of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242: an analysis of each Operative Clause in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict

This paper was submitted to Professor Arie M. Kacowicz of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for the subject ‘Negotiating Middle East Peace’. Please note that the paper only aims to address Resolution 242 and makes no reference to the ongoing events. However, the author believes that every nation has the right to self-determination, sovereignty, and …

The Suez Crisis-Now and Then

The current crisis in the Suez Canal almost relays a sense of comical novelty, as our sophisticated system of global commodity chains and just-in-time delivery has been disrupted by one extremely poorly placed ship. The Japanese owned container ship, named the Ever Given, got stuck on March 23rd in the Suez Canal, wedged horizontally at …

The Geopolitics of the Russian COVID-19 Vaccine

When Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia had developed an effective coronavirus vaccine in August of last year, the response from many Western nations was skeptical at best, and quite often outright dismissive. This initially seemed to be the logical perspective, given that the Russian’s vaccine was the first to be released, despite not …

Europeans rejoice, American internationalism is back! What to expect from Biden’s foreign policy and how will it affect the EU

American foreign policy is a constant swing between isolationism and internationalism. The former is a policy that consists of turning inwards and departing from world affairs, while internationalism promotes greater political and economic cooperation between states. As a short account of American foreign policy history, the period between the American Revolution and World War I …

A Return to the Dark Ages: The Myanmar Coup and the Treatment of the Vulnerable.

On November 8th 2020, the results were in. The National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi won the general elections in Myanmar by a significant margin, on January 30th 2021, after a series of alleged voter fraud and irregularities made by the opposition, military powers promised to abide by the constitution …

Lebanon After the Blast: A State on the Brink of Collapse

The horrific scenes of the explosion in Beirut on August 4th of 2020 shocked the world, with graphic videos of the massive blast widely circulating through the news, and on social media. Experienced by much of the world as yet another disturbing scene of 2020 viewed through a smartphone, it adds yet another incalculable burden …

270 To Win: The 2020 Election

Now less than 48 hours away, people in the United States and around the world are gearing up for what many believe is the most important election in recent history. The 2016 election had everyone shook – never again, they say. In order to win the Presidential Election, a candidate needs 270 electoral votes from …

Why Russia is not a threat to the European Union

In 2016 two events greatly shaped and, to some extent, destabilised the world we live in: the American Presidential election in November and the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom in June. Both events have faced credibility challenges, with observers arguing that both political campaigns have been mined by lies and deception tactics[1]. Political thinkers …

$15/hour Minimum Wage or UBI?

Nobody should work fulltime and not be able to have food on their table, shelter over their head and water to drink. But what kind of policy implementation works best in order for people to get by on a fulltime job while simultaneously ensuring that businesses and organization are not disincentivized from hiring? This article …

Proposed changes to the Human Medicine Regulation to support the rollout of unlicensed COVID-19 vaccines in the UK

For many years ahead, 2020 will be a reminder of the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic that created global chaos, affecting everyone’s life either directly or indirectly. The unforeseen transnational spread of the virus has resulted in over 29.6 million cases worldwide and 938,000+ deaths in a very short time span. As fear for the …