I examine how Geography affects the relationship between Russia and NATO, in my first essay on Geopolitics. Continue reading How does geography pose a problem to Russia and its relationship with NATO?
On the 4th March, MPs will debate whether to adopt an official national anthem. The current situation is as follows. God Save the Queen is the national anthem for the UK as a whole, however is used by England at sporting events. Other countries in the UK have their own unofficial anthems. Scotland for example sings ‘Flower of Scotland’. Why does England need a National … Continue reading The National Anthem
So I’m going to try one of the daily post’s writing prompts. You can find them here. The prompt is “If you were asked to spend a year living in a different location, where would you choose and why?“. This is meant to be a prompt not a set blog title. So, I’m going to talk about where I’d like to live abroad, not study abroad. … Continue reading The Falkland Islands
I’m sat at my desk, hugely overtired. I’m overtired because, last night, at 20:30 UK time, bombs went off at the Stade de France, where France were playing Germany. What followed has become one of the worst terrorist attacks in French history and has shaken not just France, but the world. A shooting followed at the Petit Cambodge restaurant. Later, over 100 hostages were taken … Continue reading The Paris Attacks
As promised, here follows my Migration Crisis blog.
First, we need to look at the source of the problem. People migrate for several reasons. It could be moving to find work or following a particular career path. It could be to do with quality of life or to be closer to family. It could be to escape war in your own country, or to escape political persecution. It could even have environmental causes: you want to live in a hotter or colder climate, or you may be escaping the devastation caused by natural disasters such as flooding. In the case of the current crisis, people are leaving Syria because the civil war is affecting quality of life. That’s about as simply as I can put it. So the source of the problem is Syria. Now the civil war isn’t quite as simple as the people versus the state, so I need to attempt to explain what really is going on. And if you’re still confused after I have, I recommend you look at the BBC’s way of explaining it. Continue reading “The Migration Crisis”