The Finnish Question

By Isadore H. Finland has long been an icon for neutrality within Europe, alongside Switzerland. It wouldn’t be uncommon to hear of the ‘Finlandization’ of countries; a push for certain states to be more neutral on the European stage. For example, people called for the ‘Finlandization’ of Ukraine in the period leading up to theContinue reading “The Finnish Question”

The History of the Russia-Ukraine War

By James T. Ukraine means ‘borderland’. This name has particular relevance in the nature of the long-standing conflict in Ukraine. One need only look at history, and the conflict that has been going on in and around the country to realise that what is occurring today has its roots deep in the last two centuries.Continue reading “The History of the Russia-Ukraine War”

The Alt-Right Pipeline: A Silent Killer

By Mokareoluwa A. At a Tops Friendly Market store on a quiet Saturday morning in Buffalo, New York, on the 14th of May 2022, the world once again saw a repugnant, destructive display of the lethality that so often and so harrowingly accompanies alt-right ideology. Black people were targeted, hunted, and mowed down in aContinue reading “The Alt-Right Pipeline: A Silent Killer”

Storegga – The 8000-year-old wave that shapes British politics

By Oliver A. Britain has not always been an island. For most of human history the area now known as Great Britain was attached to Europe as a peninsular. 8000 years ago, a tsunami, called Storegga, broke the land-link between England and France. Megan Lane in a BBC article titled ‘The moment Britain became anContinue reading “Storegga – The 8000-year-old wave that shapes British politics”

‘There is insufficient agreement within feminism for it to be described as a single political ideology’. (LBP Winner 2022)

By Lyndon C. It would be a mistake to try to describe feminism as a single political ideology, given the various branches of feminism that the term encapsulates, from intersectional to Marxist. Clearly evident from such diversified credos, feminism includes a spectrum of ideals (as all umbrella political ideologies do) that prioritise different aspects ofContinue reading “‘There is insufficient agreement within feminism for it to be described as a single political ideology’. (LBP Winner 2022)”

“Are Supreme Court Justices just Politicians in Fancy Dress?” (LBP Runner-Up 2022)

By Andrew B. The New York Times headline during the recent Ketanji Brown Jackson Supreme Court confirmation hearings was: Confirmation Hearings, Once Focused on Law, Are Now Mired in Politics. MSNBC headlined an article Clarence Thomas is a Politician criticising his posing with a Republican senate candidate at the Supreme Court . During an oralContinue reading ““Are Supreme Court Justices just Politicians in Fancy Dress?” (LBP Runner-Up 2022)”

“The US and China are on an inevitable path towards conflict.” (LBP Commended 2022)

By Stanley G. “Let China sleep; when she wakes, she will shake the world.” — Napoleon, 1817 Predictions on the likelihood of conflict between the US and China must operate within the prism of relative decline; that is to say, the awareness of the likelihood of US decline relative to Chinese growth. This decline canContinue reading ““The US and China are on an inevitable path towards conflict.” (LBP Commended 2022)”

“The Problems With The US’s Supreme Court”

By Alex B. The overturning of Roe v Wade on the 9th of May 2022 highlighted a major problem the US constitution has in protecting the rights of its citizens, a feature which it looked to guarantee in its codification 1789. The key issue is the process of appointment for new Supreme court judges, whichContinue reading ““The Problems With The US’s Supreme Court””