Tag: Russia

The Peculiar Politics of the Eurovision

The Eurovision is a strange affair. While many turn their nose up at the competition for being rather low brow, it can be entertaining to watch if you go in with an open mind. In what other competitions do you...

/ 14/05/2019

A Year in Review: 2018

It’s been an interesting year - but before we take a look at the developments here in Ireland, let’s review what happened on the world stage. In the United States passed another year of highly entertaining political drama. Tension seemed...

/ 31/12/2018

Helsinki Hardships: The Debasement of International Relations

The summit was always going to be a damp squib and so the timeless battle will continue most likely until one country collapses or suffers a major political upset.

Russian Ruminations: a Visit to the World Cup

These past weeks I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the Russian Federation and attending the 2018 World Cup. As one might expect, upon my return I have been bombarded with questions regarding the trip, ranging from the political situation,...

The Iran Deal and a 1914 Déjà Vu

In a recent turn of events that can only be described as one of the most aggressive ‘diplomatic’ moves of this century, the United States of America withdrew from the JCPOA (otherwise known as the Iran deal) and issued a...

1920s Soviet abortion poster advertising abortion as safer than pregnancy for poor or rural women.

The Silent History of State-Sponsored Abortion

In light of the upcoming referendum on the eighth amendment, a discussion that is sorely lacking is that on the origin of abortion and its history abroad. Surely before making a momentous legal decision that will forever change the societal...

An Illegal, Dangerous and Pointless Attack

In the early hours of the morning on the 14th of April 2018 Syria came under attack yet again, this time from a combined strike by the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Not only was this attack completely...

The Death and Rebirth of the Russian Economy

In the years before its collapse, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics had an underdeveloped and horrifically mismanaged economy. The Russian Federation inherited the vast majority of this mess in 1991. With the collapse of the USSR, many well-to-do figures...