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Everything Now: How Spotify Changed Music

By Adam Bennett Neil Young has never been one to suffer fools.  The iconic Canadian’s approach to his career is perhaps best described as ‘uncompromising’. Whilst a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, he refused to be filmed during live performances of songs he didn’t rate – once informing a cameraman that “if one […]

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Lula: From Disgraced Leader to Brazil’s Saviour?

By Nikhil Bandlish “In Brazil, a poor man goes to jail when he steals. When a rich man steals, he becomes a minister.”  Congressman Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 1988 Accurate? Fairly. Ironic? It would appear so. But for a number of precarious years, the Brazilian political system has been marred with turmoil; scandals, combative rhetoric […]

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The Israel-Palestine Conflict, May 2021: A Timeline of Events

By Katie Dominy The International is no stranger to covering events between Israel and Palestine. 12 months ago, we reported on the Israeli Government’s plans to annex large swathes of the West Bank, which has been under military occupation since 1967. Fast forward to 2021, and we embarked upon a series of articles detailing the […]

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Opinion: Where Next For The Disgraced European Super League?

By Ben Bennett Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid from Spain. Internazionale, AC Milan and Juventus from Italy. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and, somewhat laughably, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur from England. These are the twelve football clubs who sought to breakaway from mainstream European competition and contest their own closed-shop European Super League. […]

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April 2021: World In Review

In this series of articles, our political editor Colin McGinness provides a concise roundup of the biggest geopolitical events from the past month. Asia India continues to be racked by an enormous second wave of covid infections, with conservative estimates of over 200,000 cases per day. In the wake of the crisis, Prime Minister Modi and his […]

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The Story of Israel and Palestine: Part Two

By Katie Dominy Disclaimer: As was detailed in Part One of this series, the intricacies of Israel and Palestine (including the ancient history) are complicated, and sometimes even contested. Every effort has been made to ensure balance in this article, whilst simultaneously providing an overview of the ancient history of the region – which bears […]

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How Globalisation Is Redefining Indonesia’s Tribes

By Sophie Nepali There can be no doubt that humanity is an extraordinary species. Fuelled in part by the process of globalisation, however, we have become somewhat destructive in nature. The depletion of natural resources to combat consumer capitalism has had a catastrophic impact on the environment and the society we live in today, locally […]

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The Coup In Myanmar

By Katie Dominy On the morning of 1st February 2021, the world woke to news of an unfolding political crisis in Myanmar. After formally transitioning to democratic rule in 2011, the military (or Tatmadaw) had launched a coup, seizing control from the democratically-elected National League for Democracy (NLD) party. The Tatmadaw attempted to justify the […]

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The World After Covid: A New Role for Fiscal Policy

By Joseph Eyre As the Covid-19 pandemic passes the grim milestones of a year of devastation and two million deaths, the disruption caused and its implications on the future are becoming more clear. From the way we work, to action on climate and the economy, it’s fair to say that the post-Covid world will be […]

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The Story of Israel and Palestine: Part One

By Katie Dominy When you hear the term ‘Israel-Palestine’, what are the first words, images, or phrases that come to mind? To hazard a guess, ‘conflict’, ‘war’, and ‘destruction’ are probably at the forefront of many people’s minds when they hear this infamous double-barrel. In the international news cycle, we sporadically hear mention of upsurges […]