The Rohingya Crisis: Is International Intervention the Answer?

By: Jono Davis Editor, International Relations Student Who are the Rohingya and what is happening to them? In looking to the crisis in Myanmar and the plight of the Rohingya people, the extent of the devastation is clear. Since August, 537,000 have fled from the Rohingya’s place of origin, Rakhine state, to Bangladesh in an attempt…

Why Trump Probably Won’t Make America Great Again

By Jono Davis Columnist, International Relations Student  A few weeks ago, I stipulated that I was fairly positive about a Trump administration in the foreign policy field. Needless to say, despite Stephen Colbert’s brilliant analysis (sarcasm) that someone with the nickname “Mad Dog” shouldn’t be Secretary of Defense, I stand by the opinion that there…

The Market This Week: 10 October

By Stephan Maier Editor, Economics Student Back after a week-long break, here is what’s happening in the coming days starting on Monday, 10 October: Looking at Europe, we are expecting good economic sentiment numbers from Germany on Monday – that is because latest Brexit fears are not yet taken into account. Of course all readers will have followed…

A Single Act: Repercussions, from Orlando to the Ordinary

By Tom Mcelholm Correspondent, History Undergraduate Student  Google shows us what the world thinks. It shows us that we see Orlando as a segway into debate about debate about: gun control, Islam and psychology. Facebook shows us what our friends feel. My friends feel a sense of loss and grievance. Debate about gun control is…

We Lost, Alright?: Reflections of a Post-Primary Bern

By Jono Davis  Undergraduate International Relations Student A few months ago, I wrote an article for this very website, in which positivity radiated from the page, describing the incredible experience of contributing to the Bernie Sanders campaign in the largest way I possibly could being a UK citizen. Now, as I sit down to begin…

From Good to Glorious: Perfecting your Interview Skills

By Nicola Rennie Unergraduate Student We all know the standard advice for ensuring an interview doesn’t go badly from the start—dress smartly, don’t be late, bring any required documentation—but what is it that turns a good interview into a flawless interview that leaves an employer with little doubt that you’re the candidate to hire? 1)…

An Expensive Ebola Virus

By Eduardo Gomez Most media coverage of the Ebola outbreak has focused on fears of a medical pandemic and debating the most effective ways to stop the disease from spreading. Less attention has been paid to the economic effects of Ebola, particularly its potential to cripple the socio-economic development that West Africa had finally seemed…

Scavenging From Argentina

John McKenzie Argentina has been struggling with its external debt for over 14 years, during which it has attracted financial predators of the nastiest kind.  Technically called ‘distressed security funds’ in the finance world but more popularly known as ‘vulture funds’, these large hedge funds pursue a profit strategy of buying securities such as sovereign…

TTIP: Profit Before People

By Max Cohen The most recent instalment in the phenomenon of globalisation is upon us. The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is an unprecedented bi-lateral trade and investment agreement between the United States of America (US) and the European Union (EU). In tandem with similar bilateral trade deals proliferating between different regions and…

Not so Priceless

By Mayank Kapadia Natural resources are the fundamental pre-requisite for human survival. Water, food and oxygen are the basis of most multi-cellular life on earth. It is this enduring dependence, which has for centuries, led us to believe that nature is priceless. However, at some point in time, this collective and conventional wisdom became a symbol…

Keynes: The Paradox of Thrift

By James Moynan “The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead” John Maynard Keynes The paradox of thrift is an economic concept popularized by John Maynard Keynes in his controversial book the General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money published in 1936 during the latter…

Game Theory of Trust

By Anmol Srivats What is trust? A good game theory definition would be “Irrational co-ordination”, where players play strategies that maximise their combined payoffs that may not maximise their individual payoffs. That sounds a bit wordy, so let me offer an example. Suppose there are two farmers on an island. If they distrust each other,…