International Politics

Watching the First Election After the Coup

Meg Munn | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

I'm a politician who loves election days - the campaigning stops and the voter makes their choice at the ballot box, but on the 17th September I swapped my rosette for a high vis jacket with 'observer' on the back. My job was not to persuade people who to vote for, but watch the election process as Fiji went to the polls for the first time since the 2006 coup.

Chemical Weapons: Why Isn't Anyone Being Held Accountable?

Sheryn Omeri | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Sheryn Omeri

In a recent press release, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) referred to Tuesday's attack upon its experts and UN inspectors in Syria as a "blatant attempt to prevent the facts being brought to light." ...

Why the World Won't Fall Out Over the First World War Centenary

Sunder Katwala | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Sunder Katwala

As the British government seeks to ensure that centenary activities fully mark the contribution of Empire and Commonwealth soldiers, can it find common ground to reflect Australian and Canadian pride in the birth of a nation, Indian and Pakistani concerns about getting the form of recognition right, and South African scepticism about the contemporary relevance of a conflict fought between long lost Empires?

Israel the Synecdoche

Gabriel Webber | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Gabriel Webber

When one talks about 'the evils of drink', it's pretty obvious that one isn't talking about Coca-Cola (although admittedly they're pretty evil too). ...

Tibetans Demand Facebook Add Their Country To Check-In

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Tech

Facebook appears to have scrapped the country of Tibet, placing its capital Lhasa in China. Campaigners on the TibetTruth website have pointed out...

Student Outrage At Israel Suicide Bomb Supporter To Speak At University

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A Palestinian academic who has publicly backed suicide bombings in Israel has provoked student outrage ahead of a speech at a London university. Az...

Who Does Hillary Clinton Remind Us Of? See The Pics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Comedy

She may be one of the world's most powerful people (official) - but that's not going to stop us gently taking the mickey out Hillary Clinton. Indeed, ...

Opportunities For Afghanistan Soldiers To Withdraw Early, Says Cameron

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

David Cameron has confirmed there will be "opportunities" in all countries for early troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. But, in an apparent swipe a...

Putin's Persistent Presidency - Why Russia's dominant politician never really ceased to be its head of state.

Ben Abrams | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Abrams

So it appears that Russians haven't been too happy with Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency, which has potentially extended his tenure as the co...

Nuclear Power Fuels Nuclear Weapons

Mike Giles | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Politics
Mike Giles

Iran's attempts to acquire nuclear weapons have long been discussed by politicians and commentators alike. However, the International Atomic Energy Agency report from earlier this month may speed up the likelihood of a diplomatic incident or even perhaps war.

Forget the EU, it's Time to Reform the UN Security Council

Mike Giles | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics
Mike Giles

The Security Council, formed after World War Two, appears out of tune with the realities of the 21st Century - in its makeup, its priorities, its voting methods and its enforcement of resolutions.