2019 Cafes

Kashmir: tormented state and global flashpoint

Kashmir: tormented state and global flashpoint

Until this year, the state of Jammu and Kashmir nominally enjoyed special autonomy under the Indian Constitution. However, as the ...
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The French Insurgency: What is the significance of the Gilets Jaunes?

The French Insurgency: What is the significance of the Gilets Jaunes?

The 'Yellow Vests' or 'Gilets Jaunes' are a movement of protest in France that since it started in November 2018 ...
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Iran & the West: A conflict without resolution?

Iran & the West: A conflict without resolution?

The relationship between Iran and the West appears to have reached a new low point. The nuclear agreement with Iran ...
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Venezuela in Crisis

Venezuela in Crisis

Nicolás Maduro was elected President of Venezuela in 2013, winning a second term in May 2018 with 67.7% of the ...
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Film & Panel discussion - The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

Film & Panel discussion – The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

Shadow World is directed by Johan Grimonprez and is in part based on Corruption Watch UK founder Andrew Feinstein’s globally ...
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Racism and Capitalism – two sides of the same coin?

Racism and Capitalism – two sides of the same coin?

Racism is outwardly condemned as an evil in our purportedly ‘liberal’ societies, yet it is inextricably linked to capitalism through ...
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Trade Treaties and their Global Impact: who makes these rules, and who benefits?

Trade Treaties and their Global Impact: who makes these rules, and who benefits?

We have heard a great deal about trade agreements ever since the UK Brexit Referendum, but the actual contents of ...
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Reforming the Drug Laws to Improve Health

Reforming the Drug Laws to Improve Health

The destructive consequences of drug abuse and addiction are a matter of grave concern. They cause great individual suffering and ...
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Security, Conflict and Exploitation in Congo

Security, Conflict and Exploitation in Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the largest countries in Africa and has experienced intense human and ...
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Saudi Arabia & the West: the Future of a Toxic Relationship

Saudi Arabia & the West: the Future of a Toxic Relationship

The war in Yemen and the Khashoggi murder have highlighted the ruthless and brutal nature of the Saudi regime and ...
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