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An EU Army: Future or Falsehood?

A year after Emmanuel Macron proclaimed NATO was 'brain dead', recent significant developments in EU defence cooperation raise the question of whether an EU army is on the cards in the foreseeable future. Since its origins, European integration has been geared towards an 'ever-closer union'. A joint military seemingly appears…

What does ‘decolonisation’ mean? A critique of the discourse of decolonisation in the Political, Social and International Studies department at UEA

Calls for ‘decolonisation’ has become stronger—or, to put it another way, “trendy” (Adebisi, 2019)—over the past few years within higher education in the UK and beyond, driven by student activism and campaigns such as ‘Rhodes Must Fall Oxford’ (ignited by the movement that began at the University of Cape Town,…
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