Deep Dives

Apr
09

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Hunter Biden: Misinformation or Media Bias?

Morning all, In recent weeks, President Biden's son has been hitting the headlines once again. What is particularly interesting to note is the different ways in which Hunter is reported upon across different US media outlets. If anything, he serves as an example of just
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Mar
26

πŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ Fair Game? Trans Participation in Sport

Morning all, Last week, Florida's Governor refused to recognise a trans woman's victory in what BBC News described as "the highest US national college swimming title". The topic of trans participation in sport is becoming as political as it is polarising. While some celebrated the
10 min read
Mar
05

⛽️ Bad Energy? Europe's Reliance on Russian Oil and Gas

Morning all, Since the invasion began more than a week ago, much of our coverage has quite rightly focused on both the civilian impact, and the geopolitical implications to this war. Today, we want to explore Russia's role as an energy giant, and what that
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Feb
19

πŸ™πŸΌ Tibet and China: The Last Dalai Lama?

Morning all, The Dalai Lama is one of the most recognisable faces around the world - but did you know there are very real concerns he might just be the last one? Β  It is a fascinating topic that incorporates religion, history, geography and politics -
10 min read
Feb
12

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡« Afghanistan: The World's Largest Heroin Exporter

Morning all, This Tuesday will mark six months since the fall of Kabul, the chaotic withdrawal of US troops, and the return to Taliban rule in Afghanistan. In the months since, with the majority of the western world not recognising the Taliban as the country's
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Feb
05

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Xi Jinping: The Person Behind China's Powerful Presidency

Morning all, There are very few people in the world that are public figures, yet intensely private people. China's president, Xi Jinping, is arguably one of the most powerful and recognisable people on the planet, but how much is actually known about his personal life?
14 min read
Jan
29

🌏 Bitcoin: What's the Environmental Impact?

Morning all, We’ve all heard of Bitcoin - but how many of us understand what it actually is and where it came from? When it comes to cryptocurrency, the cost of it is often and understandably discussed in monetary terms - but what about
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Jan
22

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ All Eyes on Ukraine: Is Russia Going to Invade?

Morning all, Today marks Unity Day in Ukraine - a day that commemorates the unifying of the east and west of the country back in 1919. Now, more than a century later, Ukraine's future remains of huge concern to the West - with Russian troops
10 min read
Jan
15

πŸ“Š Gender-Based Violence: A Look at the Statistics

Morning all, The senseless and brazen murder of Ashling Murphy in Ireland on Wednesday has sparked yet another debate about violence against women. While many questions remain unanswered, we respectfully want to avoid any irresponsible speculation about this particular case. We do, however, think its
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Jan
08

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Abortion in the US: The Divided States of America

Morning all, The debate around abortion is often a contentious and divisive issue, no matter where you are in the world. That is particularly true for the US at the moment, where the Supreme Court is hearing what has been described as "the biggest abortion
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