Author Archives: jessgmiddleton

What’s the deal with Armenia and Azerbaijan?

Every now and then geopolitics has the tendency to show up uninvited in our every day lives. Whether that’s through South Park commenting on China’s relationship with western culture, or a Dreamworks movie getting pulled from cinemas over a South East Asian territorial dispute, sometimes there just isn’t any avoiding it. This was perhaps most poetically demonstrated earlier this month,

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Britain’s Paedophile Island: Scandal and Survival on Pitcairn

The story of the mutiny aboard William Bligh’s HMS Bounty is perhaps the most documented rebellion in naval history. Far-less known however is the story of what became of Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers. In their bid to evade capture by the Royal Navy, the mutineers stumbled across an isolated island in the expanse of the South Pacific –

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