Political photos are usually a fairly boring subject, but modern internet trends and ubiquitous high-definition cameras have given us some very peculiar images – intentional or not – of some of today’s top political leaders. Some are caught shirtless at the back of a wedding and others are caught with
Feminism in a Historical Context
Social movements are inherently the result of their social context, and no movement serves a better example of this than feminism. On its surface, feminism may seem like a straightforward and self-contained social movement, but on closer examination it becomes clear that feminist movements can’t be separated from the historical
The City Speaks, but to Whom?
A new and unfamiliar city can be difficult to navigate when different places have different kinds of street signs, unknown landmarks and directions in different languages. And even a city that is easy to navigate on foot can be hard to get around in a car, or vice versa. Now,
David Cairns, the United Kingdom Ambassador to Sweden, Tells Us How He Got There
On January 25th, Malmö högskola hosted His Excellency David Cairns, the United Kingdom Ambassador to Sweden. Mr. Cairns has had a long career with the British Foreign Office and shared some of his insights and experiences with the students. Pike and Hurricane also had a chance to sit down with
Microfinance: Breaking or Perpetuating the Cycles of Poverty?
Access to banking and finance has long been a symbol of the differences between the world’s rich and the world’s poor. However, another idea popularised in the mid-2000s sought to challenge that concept: microfinance.
Everything You Wanted to Know about the EU but Were Afraid to Ask
So, what really is the deal with the European Union? Here is a primer on some of the basic questions you might be embarrassed to ask.
Your Privacy on Sale – the Commercial Spyware Market
Authoritarian regimes have turned to spyware to counter the use of social media by political activists and Western technology firms have been more than happy to offer sophisticated hacking solutions to anyone willing to pay their price.
One Belt, One Road – China’s Path to the West
An effort to expand its influence and develop new markets for its exports, China’s One Belt, One Road project is an attempt to economically link the East and the West together. It’s success or failure could be the bellwether of China’s new international influence.
NATO Membership: Better Defence at a Lower Cost
Last year, Sweden has come the closest it has ever been to NATO membership. While many oppose this move, full NATO membership could be a step on the road to a wealthier, more influential and, of course, safer Sweden.