The military withdrawal in Afghanistan represents a rejection of the forever war, a concept given to a conflict that never ends. However, the rampant use of drones as a tool of Extrajudicial killing suggests otherwise. Josh Bate reports on the fatal consequences of targeted killing in Afghanistan and what it might indicate for future governments.
Extinction Rebellion Leeds, Kill the Bill Leeds and the COP26 Coalition protest against Leeds Bradford Airport expansion and the Policing and Sentencing Bill outside Leeds Magistrates Court.
Debut writer, Josh Wright questions whether the UK’s Counter-Terrorism policy is up to parr after the recent attack that struck a women’s hospital in Liverpool.
Banners have been mysteriously put up in Leeds University Union today in protest of the new Police, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Today, the bill starts its next stage in the House of Lords.
With military build up on both sides of the globe, it is time to question whether a conflict is on the horizon. Josh Bate discusses the possibility of conflict and what it might look like giving a historic and contemporary context.
Better working conditions for staff mean better education for students. Who can seriously expect a savings-stripped, sleep-deprived lecturer living on the breadline and working on a contract as strong and stable as a Teresa May government to deliver a seminar to their best ability?
Josh Bate discusses the future of Nato and its possible expansion.
Leeds University Union has announced that it will not be supporting the upcoming strikes led by the University and College Union, one of the largest higher education trade unions in the UK.
With COP26 underway, debut writer Toby Chapman explores the recent developments in climate change policy. How far will states go to maximise the safety of others?
After the recent death of Sir David Amess MP, there have been calls to increase the security for MPs. Hattie Graham discusses the narrative surrounding security, and how we can preserve the nature of our democracy.
Following the sentencing of Sarah Everard’s killer, the conversation around the death penalty has risen to new heights. Ruby Winter examines the arguments for and against capital punishment, and considers what its reintroduction in the UK would look like.
New episodes of ‘Degrees of Abuse’, an Al-Jazeera Investigates podcast, have revealed that 6 women have made allegations of “grooming” and “sexual harassment” against current University of Leeds academic,Dr. Ian Shaw.