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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Obama’s State of the Union address fails to excite Americans

On 28 January, President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address. His hour-long speech focused mainly on reaffirming the possibility of the...

Public Finances in Independent Scotland

Raisa Muhtar reflects on the latest "Transforming Scotland" lecture from Dr Craig Dalzell, on the potential financial circumstances and feasibility of an independent Scotland.

Innocence of Islam, a response

On July 1st of this year, the trailer of a film depicting the Islamic Prophet Mohammad as a womanizer, child molester, and murderer appeared...

Leymah Gbowee comes to St Andrews

She is the founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa

CARnage

The Central African Republic (CAR), a country roughly the size of Texas with about a sixth of its population, descended into chaos last week...

Production or taxation: the future of North Sea oil and gas

Jamie Lewis examines the future of North Sea oil and the claims of the Scottish Government regarding future revenues and courses of action for future oil production

Merkel in Greece

The Greek police estimate that some 50, 000 people defied a ban on demonstrations to protest against Angela Merkel’s first visit since the 2009...

“President Kennedy shot dead, Lyndon B Johnson is sworn in,” the...

Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago this month, but controversy, intrigue and mystery still remain

Trade liberalization in China: the Shanghai free trade zone

For the first time since 1980, the People’s Republic of China is taking steps towards economic liberalization through the creation of a free trade...

Brexit and the Bubble

Politics, despite popular misconceptions, affects our lives in several ways. A Brexit would have serious repercussions in St Andrews, since both the financial structure...