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Orlando Shootings: Why Gun Control is Out of the Question

Our hearts go out to the victims who died in the Orlando Shootings on 12 June. The massacre goes down as another one of America’s gun violence statistics. The attack is categorised as a terrorist act and hate crime, but the conversation has been diverted away from gun control. The …

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The Secret Strategies of Isis and Boko Haram in Libya

The new alliance of Boko Haram with Isis could further disrupt the fate of Libya. The terror groups have paved themselves a new path of jihadism to cinch control of the volatile North African region and its migration routes. The UN quickly held a meeting on 13 May in which …

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The “Migrant Crisis”: Narratives at a Dead End

The migrant crisis has brought much dissatisfaction amongst European citizens, and political pressures on their governments. As the EU struggles to handle the migrant crisis, Western and European media, as well as public discourse, are locked in a dead end between competing narratives of whether the migrants are guilty of the …

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Italian Migrant Reception System

This article was written by TORTUGA: a student led think-tank of Economics students from Bocconi and LSE University. Its current members are Andrea Cerrato, Francesco Chiocchio, Marco Felici, Francesco Filippucci, Giulia Gitti, Alessandro Greco,Cecilia Mariotti, Alberto Mola, Marco Palladino, Benedetta Pavesi, Isabella Rossi, Matteo Sartori, Giulia Travaglini, Francesca Viotti, Alessandro Zhou e Alessandro Zona. Here …

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Azerbaijan’s Predicament in the Nagorno-Karabakh Row

Peace talks have proven to be difficult for Russia as it tries to negotiate settlements between Armenia and Azerbaijan’s fight over Nagorno-Karabakh. In early April Replica Handbags, Baku’s and Yerevan’s military confrontation has claimed more than 100 lives. The conflict has unleashed bottled-up nationalism and rivalry in both sides as they blame each other of …

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Will Syrian-Kurds Get Semi-Autonomous Rule in Syria?

While major powers are squabbling in the Syrian peace talks, the Syrian-Kurds are lobbying to also participate in the Geneva talks. Their goal is to establish semi-autonomous rule in Northern Syria. The Syrian-Kurds have taken advantage of the five-year war to extend their territories; and with their major role in fighting the Islamic …

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Has Russia Achieved its Goals in Syria?

When Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict late last year, they boasted they would bring an end to the war. And now, peace talks are happening in Geneva; Syrians face uncertainties about their country’s fate while the international community worry if there will be greater instability in the region. While the world panics, …

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Africa under the banner of Jihad

Terror’s future after the death of Bin Laden As the history of the twentieth and twenty-first century teaches us, Africa is a continent marked by wars of eternally warring factions, who side against one another committing – at times – the most horrendous crimes.What we are witnessing today in Africa are …

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The sunset of the Caliphate: the end of al-Baghdadi’s dream

The partition of Syria. The death of the Caliphate’s project What will the Caliphate’s future be? Maybe al-Baghdadi’s dream is arrived to an end. With the risk of a division of Syria, in the aftermath of the peace talks in Geneva, the dream of the Caliphate threatens to fail. Divisions in …

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What Does North Korea Really Want Us?

The year 2016 kicked off with North Korea announcing it detonated a hydrogen bomb test. This time, Pyongyang has pushed world leaders like the US to introduce tougher sanctions to curtail the country’s nuclear capabilities. This is not the first time the evasive state has disobeyed international protocol, yet Pyongyang has …

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