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Anointing the nation: how Joe Biden’s Catholic faith permeated his inaugural address

08 February 2021 6 min read

Dr Alexis Artaud De La Ferriere writes for The Conversation on the impact of Joe Biden’s faith in his Inaugural address

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Rodrigo Duterte terminated a military agreement with US – why it could push Philippines closer to China The alliance with the Philippines was a key part of US strategy in countering Chinese expansionism in the region, explains Dr Tom Smith for The Conversation

17 February 2020 8 min read

Tom Smith, Principal Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about the future of military collaboration between the US and Philippines following a terminated agreement

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Alt-right claims to march in step with the Knights Templar – this is fake history

05 December 2017 8 min read

Why does Templar imagery garner a similar reaction to Nazi symbols, while another equally significant crusader image doesn't with the wider public?

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Rodrigo Duterte’s first year: a human rights disaster the world prefers to ignore Dr Tom Smith examines the World's reaction to the Filipino President's human rights violations

10 July 2017 Dr Tom Smith 5 min read

Dr Tom Smith, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about human rights violations and Filipino President Duterte's first year in power

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Aung San Suu Kyi has no excuse for staying silent on the Rohingya crisis

15 February 2017 4 min read

Long regarded as something approaching a saint, Myanmar's de facto head of state appears to be running out of moral capital.

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Films you should watch to counter American anti-migrant rhetoric

02 February 2017 5 min read

Filmmakers sympathetic to the plight of Mexican and Central American migrants are using their films to counter the fug of misinformation.

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Can British universities make the most of May’s new industrial strategy?

25 January 2017 5 min read

Theresa May's plan to boost UK competitiveness risks exposing flaws in the higher education sector.

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