Britain should leave the EU and form a Commonwealth Union. Image courtesy of Times of Malta
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Commonwealth Union: An Alternative with Meaning

Britain should leave the EU and form a Commonwealth Union. Photo Source: Times of Malta.

Since the 1950s, but more so recently as the European Union has begun to federalise, a strengthening movement has arisen that proposes a Union of some kind comprised of Commonwealth of Nation countries as an alternative to the EU which …

Blog / Russia and Eurasia

Questions unanswered in Ukraine

Photo Source: Mstyslav Chernov/Unframe via Wikimedia Commons.

The events of the last few days in Ukraine seem to travel at the speed of light. One moment Victor Yanukovich was signing an agreement with the opposition to end the violence on the streets of Kiev, the next moment Yanukovich was in hiding and the opposition took …

Blog / Russia and Eurasia

European Union versus Russia

EU President José Manuel Barroso and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo source: via Wikimedia Commons.

Russia and Europe have always had their differences. However, given the globalised world that we live in, one would have thought that Russia and the West may finally put to bed their historic hostility towards each other and cooperate …

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Croatia set to Join EU

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The future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom may be in flux, but the future of Croatia and the European Union has been set. The Adriatic state of 4.5 million is set to become the 28th member state of the EU on 1 July 2013. Croatia’s membership comes …

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Time for Europe to repay the favour

With the US ‘pivot’ towards Asia Europe now has an opportunity to help the US and itself. Photo Source: Financial Times.

After the devastation of World War II, Europe lay in ruins whilst its population struggled to feed itself. The only allied power intact was the United States which from 1945 to 1947 …

Blog / Russia and Eurasia

A New United States of Russia?

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have come together to form a Union which is being predicted as a new foundation for a renewed USSR. Analysts and Politicians around the world have expressed distrust and worry about this “Eurasian Union”, but what exactly does it entail?

Blog / Environment & Energy

Land Use and Biofuels: is it just a case of food vs. fuel?

Biofuel derived from oil palm farmed in tropical regions is often unsustainable due to the indirect emissions it produces. Photo source: Property Malaysia.

Biofuels provide a stark irony in the list of challenges that burden the world today. With 9 billion expected inhabitants by 2050 and a warming climate, how we feed, house, and provide …