The United Kingdom

June 15, 2020

Since World War Two, there has been a proliferation of regional integration organisations, from general Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), more integrative organisations like the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (AS...

April 13, 2020

After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step back from life as senior members of the Royal Family, a lot of fuss has been made about whether they will continue to receive public money for their security detail. 

Although the topic of the Royal Family is normally...

January 13, 2020

“Parties that do not change, die … If the world changes and we don’t then we become of no use to the world” – Tony Blair, 1994.

James Callaghan’s general election loss in 1979 and Michael Foot’s subsequent electoral failure in 1983 catalysed a period of internal divisio...

October 21, 2019

In the UK, it’s been hard to escape the feeling that our current political stalemate is totally unique to us. Yes, we might not be immune to President Trump’s Twitter sideshow or the horrors of Syrian civil war, but we’re somehow different. A mature Western democracy w...

July 22, 2019

On the 4th of July, the British Navy detained an Iranian tanker, the Grace 1, on the suspicion that it was shipping oil to Syria. Such a shipment would be in breach of EU sanctions and therefore violate international law, making its seizure off the coast of Gibraltar l...

June 10, 2019

In the midst of the Conservative Leadership Election, Jason Montaner offers his take on a declaration made by one of the front-runners.

The contest to become the new leader of the UK's Conservative Party has begun and candidates have been vying to impress their fellow...

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