The UK’s ruling Conservative Party faces certain defeat ahead of the next general election, with electoral losses and lagging opinion polls. The adoption of a US-style ‘culture war’ strategy may be a desperate attempt to regain ground, but critics feel it distracts from vital issues like the NHS and the economy. The party’s focus on social and cultural issues aligns with the populist right, raising questions about the party’s direction.
Recurrent crises highlight a consistent failure of current leaders to meet demands of protection; protection against war, economic crashes, and immigration. This failure pushes individuals towards parties that offer different and extreme methods of protection. Such as expanding military power and cracking-down on so-called illegal migration. Here, far-right parties gain the opportunity to position themselves as champions of strength and safeguarding, offering new hard-line politics on immigration, economics, and nationalism.
This analysis introduces a brief history of Rwanda, in the belief that knowledge about a state’s past helps to elucidates its present. The article concludes with an analysis of the UK-Rwanda partnership in this historical context, asking whether this is a partnership that will really benefit Rwanda.
From Madrid to Ohio. From peace to mass shootings. An overview of this week’s news and how they affect our world.
Following severe flooding across Europe, this article considers the actual efforts of developed countries, particularly in Europe, to substantially address climate change, and asks how much climate responsibility lies at the doorstep of the individual, the government and history.