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Alasdair Nicholson
Asia, Blog, Politics, South Asia

The Dangers of Making the News

In Pakistan Mr. Hamid Mir is a celebrity, a senior reporter and a presenter for the country’s Geo TV channel he is best known...
Blog, Eastern Europe, Europe, Politics

A Tale of Two Romanias

Few European states have experienced more upheaval than Romania. In the last 150 years Romania has declared its independence, fought in both world wars...

Blog, Eastern Europe, Europe, Politics

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Ukraine has spent months tearing itself apart, why?


On the 21st of November 2013 Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his government dropped plans for...

Blog, Human Rights, Western Europe


Euthanasia is a controversial subject; death has a habit of enflaming passions. There are only a few countries where those experiencing terrible suffering are...

Blog, Politics, Southeast Asia

Cheering for the Underdog

The western word by and large loves to cheer for political underdogs. The plucky protestor braving rain, hail, and often the policeman’s baton to...

Blog, Central Africa, Politics, Security

Repeating Rwanda

Has the world learnt its lessons? 


In 1994 over 500,000 men, women and children were slaughtered over the course of 6 months in the tiny...

Blog, Oceania, Security, Southeast Asia

We Are Not Sorry

Australia’s new Prime Minister has bungled his first foreign policy incident

Blog, Science & Technology, Security

The Carl Gustav and AK-47

The Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle and the AK-47

Why do some...

Blog, Oceania, Science & Technology, Security

A Sunburnt Country’s Submarines

A Sunburnt Country’s Submarines

Australia needs new submarines, but which? When? And how?

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