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The truth is (probably) in the numbers: the excel sheets that could topple giants

The use of opinion polls in elections goes back to the early 19th century, though the current method of representative…

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Arms

Is it Time for Peace with Colombia’s Newfound Optimism?

From the ‘La Uribe Agreements’ in 1982, to the empty chair at ‘El Caguán’ in 1999 and most recently the…

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Filibustering – has free speech become a threat to democracy?

Some call them necessary political tools, while others describe them as a threat to the legitimacy of democracy. But of…

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Arms

Modern Wordfare – The semantics of Obama’s war against ISIL

It is now fourteen months since President Barack Obama revealed his plans for dealing with ISIL: a “search and destroy”…

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Africa

Forever Fleeing: The Refugees Time Forgot

In the wake of the refugee crisis is Europe, concerns are often voiced regarding the challenges of integrating refugees into…

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The Carte Blanche - Blog

Feline fine: the misadventures of Frankenkitty

During the height of the cold war, things were getting quite desperate on both sides when it came to the…

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Africa

Monetary Unions – A Better Idea Outside Europe?

The belief in monetary unions appears to have survived the recent struggles of the Eurozone, and several new unions are…

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Articles

How Hezbollah has turned the table in the Middle East

Do you remember Hezbollah? The Lebanese Shiite militant group has fought Israel during their occupation of Lebanon in 1982 as…

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The Carte Blanche - Blog

Birds of a feather stick together: Australia’s Great Emu War

In defiance over nature Australia has proved to be a worthy advisory. This is a nation proving to all other…

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Fighting for your rights: the varying successes of 21st century culture wars

On the surface, the abortion rights and gay rights movements have some clear similarities. They’re pet progressive causes with a…

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