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Why I (Somewhat Reluctantly) Like Vladimir Putin

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Tyrannical and thoroughly disagreeable though he is, Mr Putin stands for nationalistic pride, a crucial buffer against the perils of American foreign policy and a determination to defend a revived Russia on the world stage, and her citizens abroad. Three things I respect, and three things a shrinking world desperately needs.

Putin Thinks Turkey Is About To Launch A Ground War Into Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Russia’s ministry of defence warned on Thursday that Turkey is preparing a ground invasion of Syria. According to Reuters, defence spokesman Igor Ko...

Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.

Academic Elitism Hinders Our Diplomatic Efforts in Russia

Oliver James | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver James

Oxbridge elitism has hindered generations of working-class British students, but it also hinders our diplomatic efforts. By dismissing the stories of young, urban working class Russians in academia, we fail to recognise that it is Putin and his supporters we have to engage with, rather than Pushkin.

Bricking It: Why South Africa's Politics Matters in Global Capital Markets

Lucy James | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics
Lucy James

Rewind about five years, and you couldn't escape the proclamations that a new financial and political order was about to be set by a group of promisin...

Russian Warship Fires Warning Shot At Turkey Boat In Aegean 'To Prevent Collision'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.12.2015 | UK

A Russian warship has reportedly fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision, in an incident that comes j...

The Syria Vote Aftermath Has Shown the Worst of the 'New Politics'

David Browne | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

In the aftermath of the vote on whether to bomb ISIS in Syria, the new Labour Party will have to face some uncomfortable questions about the new direction in which Corbyn wants to take, spurred on both by Corbyn's supporters, and by the group that now seems to take pride of place in Corbyn's foreign policy: Stop the War Coalition.

Syria Vote Represents Another Step on the Road to Oblivion

Mark Flanagan | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Today bombs will fall on Syria... but of course you knew that already. And you also probably knew that this week our elected representatives voted for...

Incredibly, Russia's Secret Moon Base Plan Is Actually Happening

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Tech

While NASA is working on its manned mission to Mars, Russia it turns out has set its sights on a location a little bit closer to home: the moon. ...

This Video Brilliantly Explains How Syria's Civil War Became So Complicated

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK

This video brilliantly explains Syria's four-year civil war became so complicated, as we teeter on the edge of becoming militarily involved in it for...

Russian Company Makes Dog Armour After French Police Dog Diesel Killed On Duty

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.11.2015 | UK

A Russian company has designed body armour to keep terror-sniffing police dogs safe after French police dog Diesel was killed during a raid in Paris f...

Putin Warned Not To 'Play With Fire' Over Downed Jet

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has been warned not to "play with fire" over the Turkish military's downing of a Russian jet, amid growing tension between the two coun...

Battle Royale: France and the Devils in Raqqa

April Humble | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
April Humble

The hell of Raqqa: where the French have joined the bloodied military games, the whips of Daesh rule the land and morality fled into the night long ag...

Helicopter Searching For Russian Pilots Destroyed By Syrian Rebels

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Syrian rebels reportedly destroyed a Russian-made helicopter operated by the Syrian army on Tuesday while the chopper was searching for Russian fighte...

Vladimir Putin Accuses Turkey Of Being 'Accomplices Of Terrorists'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on Syrian soil some four kilometers from the Turkish border as a "sta...

Syria May Not be Panem, But It's Full of Mockingjays

Dilly Hussain | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

I have previously ignored the continuous advice and recommendations from many film enthusiasts to watch The Hunger Games trilogy, based on the best-se...

Putin Calls Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet A 'Stab In The Back'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Russian warplane was shot down by Turkey after ignoring warnings NATO to hold extraordinary meeting at Turkey's request Vladimir Putin has said ...

Putin Directs Military Operations From Dr Strangelove's War Room

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

Russia’s beefy leader Vladimir Putin has a Hollywood-style war room from which to direct the military campaign in Syria, fresh pictures reveal. The ...

Russia Is Sending This Puppy To France To Replace The Police Dog Killed By Terrorists

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK

Russia is to send a puppy to France as a gesture of solidarity after the death of a French police dog in a raid in relation to the Paris terror attack...

Islamic State: The Limits of Conventional Wisdom

Alistair Burnett | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Would Islamic State have attacked Paris twice this year killing almost 150 people if France weren't bombing it in Iraq and Syria? Would IS have blown up an airliner killing 229 Russian tourists and aircrew, if Moscow had not intervened in Syria?

This Is The Bomb That Downed Russian Jet, According To ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK

Media affiliated with the Islamic State group has published a picture of the IED (bomb) that they claim brought down the Russian MetroJet plane over t...

Russia-Iran Style Cooperation in Syria Could Prove Possible in Afghanistan, But With Greater Success

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

Twenty-five years ago the Soviet Army returned home after nine years of fighting in Afghanistan. After the soviet withdrawal, the country plunged i...

A Modern Tribute to Immigrant Parents

Sasha Govor | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sasha Govor

Growing up, I had all of the opportunities. Like a good Russian kid, I had piano lessons twice a week and tennis lessons on Sunday mornings. I went to drama school on weekends, as well as writing classes and horse riding lessons. I can't remember a time in my childhood when I wasn't inundated with recreational activities.

ISIS Makes Bold Prediction About Capturing The Kremlin

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

Members of the Islamic State released a video on Thursday warning Russia that it would be attacked “very soon.” The film, published by the al-Haya...

No One Is Buying Russia's Hackneyed Propaganda About Nuclear Tsunamis

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

The existence of a new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo was “accidentally” revealed by Russian state-controlled TV on Wednesday, the Kremlin ins...