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The Future for Afghan Women Under Taliban Rule

Ursula O’Kane | Student Contributor Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan, has hurriedly fled Afghanistan following the Taliban’s rapid success in seizing control of the capital, Kabul. The Taliban’s major advances in dominating the region can be inculpated on the US’ questionable decision to withdraw their troops from Afghanistan; a crucial factor in obstructing the Taliban’s spread of terrorism. There is no doubt that women … Continue reading The Future for Afghan Women Under Taliban Rule

In midst of cuts, Hammond finds money to fund military rehab

In the midst of the recent Tory conference, George Osborne made an announcement of cutting £10 billion in benefits to help reduce the government’s deficit. In the face of these cuts Philip Hammond, Ministry of Defence and local MP for the constituency of Runnymede and Weybridge has announced that the government will be providing £5 million to the Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre in Epsom, Surrey. … Continue reading In midst of cuts, Hammond finds money to fund military rehab

‘No’ to Western Isolationism

In recent years the general foreign policy positioning of the states of the Western world has become increasingly isolationist. Such an orientation has been centred on the premise, now popular in public opinion, that political interference inside violence-ridden and poverty stricken countries (more often than not in African or the Middle East) rarely solves the original problems and instead creates new ones. Related to this … Continue reading ‘No’ to Western Isolationism