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Following military coups that brought pro-Russian juntas to power over the last few years, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali, announced their withdrawal from ECOWAS this weekend. Many were shocked to see the Russian flag flying over historically western aligned countries. This development shouldn't surprise anyone, however.

The Rolling-Back of ECOWAS and Why West Africa is Falling Apart

Following military coups that brought pro-Russian juntas to power over the last few years, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali, announced their withdrawal from ECOWAS this weekend. Many were shocked to see the Russian flag flying over historically western aligned countries. This development shouldn’t surprise anyone, however.

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Russian president and pariah of the liberal-based order Vladamir Putin has accused the UK of directly interfering in his war against Ukraine – and vowed revenge. Addressing an international press corps for the first time since his full scale reinvasion of Ukraine in March 2022, Putin told journalists at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum that British armed forces are targeting missiles hitting Russian targets.

Putin Threatens UK and Allies Over Ukraine

Russian president and pariah of the liberal-based order Vladamir Putin has accused the UK of directly interfering in his war against Ukraine – and vowed revenge. Addressing an international press corps for the first time since his full scale reinvasion of Ukraine in March 2022, Putin told journalists at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum that British armed forces are targeting missiles hitting Russian targets.

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Analysing Labour's new policy on defence

Labour – The Party of Defence? 2024 General Election Pledges

As the general election hits its second full campaigning week Labour have gone on the attack over the Conservative government’s record on defence. During a campaign rally for Labour party candidates held on Monday, leader Sir Keir Starmer used the opportunity to promote a dozen of Labour’s new parliamentary candidates with military experience, as an example of how a changed party under Sir Keir is the party of defence.

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This article discusses the issuance of criminal arrest warrants by the International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Ahmad against Israeli and Hamas leaders for alleged war crimes following the 7 October Hamas massacre in Israel. The warrants have sparked political controversy in both the UK and the US, with significant implications for international relations and domestic politics.

International Criminal Court Split Parliamentary Agreement

This article discusses the issuance of criminal arrest warrants by International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Ahmad against Israeli and Hamas leaders for alleged war crimes following the 7 October Hamas massacre in Israel. The warrants have sparked political controversy in both the UK and the US, with significant implications for international relations and domestic politics.

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The humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, exacerbated by recent conflicts and severe restrictions on aid, has led to unprecedented suffering and societal breakdown. The article calls for international political will to prevent such disasters in the future and urges the UK to leverage its diplomatic and legal strengths to address and mitigate potential atrocities globally.

The Unprecedented Human Suffering and Devastation in Gaza is 100% Man-made  

The humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, exacerbated by recent conflicts and severe restrictions on aid, has led to unprecedented suffering and societal breakdown. The article calls for international political will to prevent such disasters in the future and urges the UK to leverage its diplomatic and legal strengths to address and mitigate potential atrocities globally.

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sustainable development goals: 2030

Towards 2030: UK Leadership and the Sustainable Development Goals 

Global progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has significantly lagged, exacerbated by the pandemic, geopolitical conflicts, and climate challenges. The UK is addressing these shortfalls through a strategic, integrated approach, emphasising education, climate resilience, and health, particularly for women and children, to drive meaningful change and uphold its commitment to global development.

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