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Party crashers: the far-right at anti-lockdown protests

With most of the world preoccupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, far-right and populist movements across Europe have sought to capitalise on growing fatigue and frustration with continuing restrictions. But will it work?

Uprising: Black Lives Still Matter

As part of a series of articles examining racial discrimination, police brutality and mass protesting, we explore the continuing Black Lives Matter (BLM)-related protests in the United States, especially in relation to the looming presidential elections.

The normalisation of ties between Israel and the UAE

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently agreed to normalise ties in exchange for Israel halting plans to annex parts of the West Bank. The agreement is a major diplomatic breakthrough for the two sides, the effects of which will be felt across the Middle East.

Homestressing, Homeschooling: The Pitfalls of US Reopenings

Some US schools will succeed in staying open until the end of the calendar year; many, most likely, will not. The failure of the US to control the COVID-19 pandemic at-large, though, will be a more decisive factor than individual school choices, or student behaviour.

Belarus Elections: Fire and Fury, Changes and Continuity

The fraudulent 9 August election that returned incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko to power brought tens of thousands of people out into the streets; it is not the beginning of the end for the President, but it is the end of the beginning as the post-independence social compact breaks down.

United Kingdom: Local lockdowns and Islamophobia

The British government recently imposed short-notice “lockdown” measures on some parts of the country in northern England the night before Eid. The new restrictions were deemed Islamophobic by many and highlighted the need for the government to do more for BAME communities.

Party crashers: the far-right at anti-lockdown protests

With most of the world preoccupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, far-right and populist movements across Europe have sought to capitalise on growing fatigue and frustration with continuing restrictions. But will it work?

Uprising: Black Lives Still Matter

As part of a series of articles examining racial discrimination, police brutality and mass protesting, we explore the continuing Black Lives Matter (BLM)-related protests in the United States, especially in relation to the looming presidential elections.

The normalisation of ties between Israel and the UAE

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently agreed to normalise ties in exchange for Israel halting plans to annex parts of the West Bank. The agreement is a major diplomatic breakthrough for the two sides, the effects of which will be felt across the Middle East.

Homestressing, Homeschooling: The Pitfalls of US Reopenings

Some US schools will succeed in staying open until the end of the calendar year; many, most likely, will not. The failure of the US to control the COVID-19 pandemic at-large, though, will be a more decisive factor than individual school choices, or student behaviour.

Belarus Elections: Fire and Fury, Changes and Continuity

The fraudulent 9 August election that returned incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko to power brought tens of thousands of people out into the streets; it is not the beginning of the end for the President, but it is the end of the beginning as the post-independence social compact breaks down.

United Kingdom: Local lockdowns and Islamophobia

The British government recently imposed short-notice “lockdown” measures on some parts of the country in northern England the night before Eid. The new restrictions were deemed Islamophobic by many and highlighted the need for the government to do more for BAME communities.

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