Written by Rob MacFarlane Once again, the debate over public displays of religious clothing, as well as the relationship between state and faith, has been brought to the fore. On 25th April, a court in Quebec upheld a law that has banned public sector workers from wearing religious symbols at their places of work, which… Read More Religious Censorship: persecution or protection?
Written by Maddie Bridge-Davies US-Iran negotiations continue as Covid-19 supplies are blocked by sanctions The fourth round of talks over President Joe Biden’s bid to re-join the Iran nuclear deal wrapped up in Vienna on 7th May. Senior officials from Russia, Germany, China, Iran, Britain and France hope to reach an agreement by 22nd May,… Read More US Economic Sanctions Cripple Iran’s Pandemic Response
Written by Oliver Toms The first set of elections since the 2019 General Election produced a disappointing result for Labour but not without its silver linings, yet further internal party conflict means those lessons will not be learned. Across England thousands of councillor positions were up for election, along with the Hartlepool by-election, 13 mayoral… Read More England Local Elections: Labour showing no signs of learning its lessons
The world of diplomacy is constantly evolving, fuelled not only by new governments, but also by events across the globe. Primarily driven by President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter, with China and Iran often feeling the wrath of his opinion, the 2010s were dominated by digital diplomacy. Whilst social media remains a particularly powerful tool… Read More 2021: The Year of Vaccine Diplomacy