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US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics an "important symbol": Prof Shaun Breslin

The USA is planning a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, due to concerns over human rights violations in China. Professor Shaun Breslin, a leading expert on Chinese politics from the Department of Politics and International Studies, offers his view.

Professor Franklyn Lisk on South Africa's xenophobic attacks

Professor Franklyn Lisk, of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, discusses the looting and violence in South Africa targeting foreigners in which five people have died.

Major EU study finds antisemitism on the increase - Expert Comment

According to a new report from the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency, antisemitism in the EU is getting worse and Jews are increasingly worried about the risk of harassment. Dr Christine Achinger, Associate Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, discusses the roots of modern antisemitism, and explores what can be done to tackle the problem.

Tue 11 Dec 2018, 15:44 | Tags: Faculty of Arts, Expert comment, conflict

Is Mexico set for an historic shift?

Latin America’s second largest economy will go to the polls on Sunday (1 July 2018) to choose its next president and a new congress. At a time of widespread disillusionment at unchecked corruption, poverty and violence Assistant Professor in New Rising World Powers Dr Thomas Long looks ahead to the election.

Mexico mass grave: Severed heads and 32 bodies found

A brief comment by Dr Ben Smith, Department of History, regarding the mass grace discovered in Mexico..

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