All posts tagged russia

Director Tony Scott, Clairvoyant? – How Crimson Tide Can Serve as a Lesson to Us and the Powers that Be    

The first time I had seen this tense submarine thriller, I thought it was an exciting, well-acted and ideologically challenging piece of filmmaking.  However, when I recently revisited it, I […]

It was 50 years ago today, so is Sgt. Pepper still worth the fuss?

We will likely never be rid of the monumental influence of The Beatles, but does the cultural and political legacy of their seminal and most highly celebrated work have much […]

The “Bad Guys”?: Stereotypes & International Relations

Two world superpowers have been battling it out in the ring of politics for years with tensions and hostilities never seeming to cease. The frail relationship has been maximised at […]

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Triumphs and Missteps

Barack Obama took office in 2009 with the upmost confidence that he would be able to dramatically improve America’s relationships with many states around the world. Eight years down the […]

It’s Too Easy to Forget That Kindness Binds Us

On Sunday morning, the Russian Defence Ministry’s Tu-154 plane crashed in the Black Sea that was heading from Moscow to Syria. The plane was carrying 92 people, among them 64 […]

To Peace, or Not to Peace?

In 1995, Hoolbroke described Yugoslavia as the ‘greatest collective security failure of the West since the 1930s.’ Jasmin Mujanovic, professor at York University questioned if Syria had displaced it? After […]

Ziferblat: The ultimate pay-as-you-go coffee spot

‘Time is of the essence’ couldn’t be a more accurate sentiment for the modern day millennial. Time stalks its prey – aka us – constantly, ceaselessly, without compassion for our […]

Family Fun Abroad Equals Survival Mode

Family holidays are far from the boozy sun, sex, and fun Ibiza holidays some students are used to. There, the group morale is boosted by downing as much of that […]