Many western governments are being embarrassed by their previous support for autocratic regimes that are now either toppling or looking precarious. For example Sarkozy’s government in France is under attack for various cabinet ministers accepting holidays with friends of Tunisia’s ex-dictator Be
Recently, a black Brazilian footballer who plays for a top team in Spain, commented that he had to live with racism every day of his career, with crowds shouting "monkey" and other racist terms at him constantly throughout games. Other black players have made similar complaints, hence the launch a f
The Korean war was a war fought between the forces of communism and capitalism. It began as a war consolidated to the country of Korea, but proliferated when countries decided to step in and support the socioeconomic system that they passionately believed in. This war was not just for many reasons
The European Union has taken over a large amount of control over numerous areas of policy, and this is not just the areas that the EU was initially created to consolidate; trade, steel and coal. The EU has expanded into regulation, the environment, business and competition, and increasingly justice
The attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York on the morning of September 11th 2001 were the most significant event of the first decade of the 21st century and the war on terror that was fought as a result has spread around the globe and created the biggest conflicts of the century so far. The U
On Wednesday of last week, Britain’s highest court authorised the deportation of Abu Qatada, known as Osama bin Laden's Ambassador, to Jordan, despite claims that he could face torture. Should this decision be celebrated as a firm stance against terrorism or have the Law Lords neglected to appreci
Water is a vital yet scarce resource, especially in the Middle East. One of the areas most afflicted with this dilemma is Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The distribution of water resources has been heavily criticised in a recent Amnesty International report, though the issue has be
Absolute monarchy always had its limits, these limits prevent it from becoming a despotism or a tyranny. However the theoretical limits on an absolute monarch were heavily contested at the time and today, how absolute a Monarch ever was is contested. There is even the question as to whether even th
16 schools have taken up Michael Gove's plan to cast off the National Curriculum and set their own rules. Parents will be able to play a bigger part in their child's education. They may end up teaching some unusual things such as etiquette and fine dining and bring about a return of Latin. While the
In 2010 BPP Professional Education was granted university college status by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. BPP is the first privately owned University College since 1976 when the College of Buckingham became University College of Buckingham. It is now the University of Buckingha
"In 1998 when NATO troops came into Kosovo, Albanians drove the Roma out while the NATO forces stood by. A community of 10,000 Roma had been living for centuries in a mahalla near the river. But the Albanians wanted revenge and the land; they got both.
The G20 summit in London has caused uproar in the Capital, centered on the City. Marchers have converged on the the Bank of England from many directions and the climate exchange has also attracted many protestors.
According to the Just War Principles, enumerated below, the First Gulf War was a just war. The Just War Principles are: Last Resort, Legitimate Authority, Just Cause, Probability of Success, Right Intentions, and Proportionality. These principles are not a checklist of things that are needed to make
The church of scientology was founded in 1952 by the controversial science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. And since then has grown to a multinational religion (although some countries only recognise it as a non profit organisation) with many outreach and self help programs. However there have been l
Transferring the ownership of and is an extremely complex and long process. There are many stages that people have to go through in order to complete and perfect the ownership and there are various rules in place to protect the whole process. But do these rules favour the seller in such transactions
The USA has always believed that it is an exceptional nation. From its very beginnings Americans believed that they were given the land of America to exploit to the full. There was a manifest destiny that helped drive America from coast to coast and on into the Pacific. America is always seen, espec