Vietnam: Reaping the Rewards?

By Bridget Websdane At the start of this month, the World Trade Organisation disclosed alarming information concerning the ramifications of the ongoing global trade wars. Notably, the organization cut its forecasted global trade growth for 2019 from 2.6% to 1.2%, due in large part to the continued slowdown of world GDP growth, the threats to…

Higher Education, Laid Low

By: St Andrews Students in Solidarity with Strikers We Concerned Students, Have been, are, and will be taking action to defend our teachers, our university, and higher education more broadly. In so doing, we acknowledge that no individual is ever clearly decisive, and no moment ever unambiguously the turning point of a transformation, but firmly…

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)…