Ukraine invasion suggests Putin is more Vladimir the Reactionary than Peter the Great

Author : Olivia Durand, Postdoctoral associate in history, University of Oxford Vladimir Putin’s recent evocation of the military successes of 18th-century tsar Peter the Great against Sweden...

Depeche Mode keyboardist Andrew Fletcher died of an aortic dissection – here’s what it...

Author : Adam Taylor, Professor and Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre, Lancaster University It was revealed this week that Depeche Mode keyboardist Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher,...

G7 and Nato summits lay bare deep and hostile divide between Russia and China...

Author : Stefan Wolff, Professor of International Security, University of Birmingham Against a backdrop of unprecedented turmoil – the first major war in Europe in three decades,...

why human rights eroded so dramatically in the past two years

Author : Eric Yan-ho Lai, Hong Kong Law Fellow, Center for Asian Law, Georgetown University; PhD Candidate in Law, SOAS, University of London July 1 marks the...

how young people are taking action to make things better

Author : Caron Gentry, Professor Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle All too often, hope is equated to a desire for something...

Women are still less likely to aspire to leadership in business, despite decades of...

Author : Ekaterina Netchaeva, Assistant Professor, Bocconi University The gender gap in pay, positions and even pensions for working women is well-established, but research shows that a...

The tide of the COVID pandemic is going out – but that doesn’t mean...

Author : Colin Angus, Senior Research Fellow in the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, University of Sheffield In February, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the public would have...

even temporarily overshooting 2°C would cause permanent damage to Earth’s species

Author : Joanne Bentley, Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular Ecology, African Climate & Development Initiative, University of Cape Town The history of climate change is one of people...

what has changed since the last referendum

Author : Murray Leith, Professor of Political Science, University of the West of Scotland If the SNP Scottish government and Nicola Sturgeon, first minister, get their way,...

Trophy hunting will not save Africa’s lions – so the UK ban on imports...

Author : Hans Bauer, Research fellow: Northern Lion Conservation, University of Oxford Over the past 25 years, I have spent a lot of time counting lions as...

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