How does the widespread presence of nuclear weapons shape international defence politics? Almost 76 years since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, Niamh revisits the logic of nuclear deterrence theory and challenges the patriarchal status quo it has been built on.
With four years having passed since the Grenfell Tower fire, the government continues to evade accountability for remediation and safety. Communities continue to resist this intransigence to ensure survival. Katie discusses this tale of state neglect and community resistance.
Is the United Nations Security Council fit for purpose? After 70 years of an ever-changing world order, the five main constituents which dominate the Security Council have gradually exposed their inability to maintain international stability and have lost their reputation as “global policemen”. With outdated benefits such as the veto motion obstructing efforts towards alleviating conflict, Henna Moussavi questions the legitimacy of the five core members and their intentions with regards to the Security Council’s mission statement.
The race to the bottom presents a failure of our current economic system. In this article, Weronika argues that Biden’s proposal of a corporate tax increase is an inevitable building block necessary for lessening public distrust of major global companies and financing Biden’s bold infrastructure plan. Not only will such a proposal mitigate the impact of tax avoidance among Big Tech economies that has created an unfair economic system in the US, by creating millions of jobs and propelling racial equity, it has the potential to lift the U.S. out of the depths of its devastating COVID-19 economic crisis.
Every crisis China faces has the ability to strengthen or undermine the grip the Chinese Communist Party has over the state. What was the impact of COVID-19? Eva suggests that over the last year popular distrust and anger has transformed into national solidarity and pride, with party and popular nationalism being the key driver of this process.
After a rollercoaster four years in office followed by a controversial election defeat one might assume a 74-year-old Donald Trump would retire, taking his grievances with him. Ash Howlett does not quite see it like this. With increasing support from former staff, retention in grass roots support and freshmen Trumpites taking congressional office – Trump is here to stay.