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Russia’s problems on the battlefield stem from failures at the top

Russia’s problems on the battlefield stem from failures at the top

For authoritarians like the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the military can serve a number of functions. Not only is it a key aspect of maintaining control and projecting power, but...
Why Nigerian kidnap law banning families from paying ransoms may do more harm than good

Why Nigerian kidnap law banning families from paying ransoms may do more harm than...

Kidnapping for ransom has become one of the most significant challenges facing Nigeria today, and the government is attempting to address this by punishing families who pay ransoms. But many...
Posh Spice sounds posher, but changing your working-class accent isn’t a ticket out of discrimination

Posh Spice sounds posher, but changing your working-class accent isn’t a ticket out of...

Accentism – discriminating against someone because of their accent – has a long history in the UK, where the way someone speaks is often an easy way to tell their...
a counsellor explains how they help people through such a loss

a counsellor explains how they help people through such a loss

Many of us feel touched by the loss of our queen, but that is nothing compared to the loss of a beloved grandparent. The queen’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren have lost a...