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Brexit: Identity, Sovereignty, and the Resurgence of the Nation State

The Brexit vote, whether consciously or not, was an affirmation of national sovereignty and British identity. It announced once again that the United Kingdom had borders, within which there has historically been a dominant culture, itself slowly eroded by the tide of globalism and multiculturalism. Continue reading Brexit: Identity, Sovereignty, and the Resurgence of the Nation State

Is it Time for a Collective Defence Bloc in Asia?

The balance of peace in a highly volatile region lies in an unstable, nuclear armed nation. Despite this, co-operation between regional governments remains significantly fragmented. So, the question remains – is a NATO-style collective defence bloc against North Korea within the Asia Pacific possible? Can a successful containment policy be implemented without alienating surrounding regional neighbours? Continue reading Is it Time for a Collective Defence Bloc in Asia?

Japan: What’s Next for Article 9?

Japan’s foreign policy in the post-world war two era is renowned for their strong focus on pacifism and non-aggression. This can be directly attributed to anti-war sentiments that arose after Japan’s defeat in the war, and also due to their own post-war constitution which came into effect in 1947; born out of a joint effort by both the Japanese government and the Allied forces during … Continue reading Japan: What’s Next for Article 9?

In Defence of History

It would appear as though we have returned to an age of religious zeal, fuelled by the pathological doctrine of political correctness. What started with the tearing down of statues of Confederate soldiers in the United States has, like any malady, begun to spread internationally. Just a couple of days ago, an article published in The Guardian, called for the toppling of Nelson’s Column of … Continue reading In Defence of History