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  • High demand low supply: NHS workforce challenges

    With the Brexit deadline of 29th March fast approaching and almost half of the UK’s GPs planning to retire in next five years, the NHS is officially facing a workforce crisis.

    How close is a Scottish independence referendum?

    As we edge closer to key Brexit votes in the House of Commons, the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will make a statement on a Scottish independence referendum in the coming weeks.

    Trump’s latest move to build a wall

    Following three weeks of negotiations, Democrats and Republicans have finally reached a compromise on border security to avoid a second government shutdown.

    How can South America take advantage of its soft power potential?

    Culturally and economically, South American nations should be able to leverage significant soft power. And yet, only Brazil and Argentina made it into Portland’s 2018 Soft Power 30 index – scraping into 29th and 30th place respectively.

    Dysfunction in DC: The federal government shutdown explained

    Twenty-five percent of the US government has been shutdown for over 25 days, the longest impasse in American history.

    A tangled web: healthcare and the 116th Congress

    The policy and political challenges facing both parties and President Trump are many. But one – issue healthcare – continues to dominate.

    2018 United States midterm election

    The results on Tuesday’s 2018 midterm elections revealed a deeply divided country, with both sides dissatisfied with the state of politics in America.

    Cities: the major new player in the diplomatic game

    Global organisations, non-governmental groups and international businesses are all playing a large part in how nations interact, and so too are cities.

    #KOT: Kenyans respond to Cambridge Analytica revelations

    The dust was only just starting to settle after a period of turbulence. Two weeks before, Kenya’s long-standing political adversaries, President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, stood together to deliver a joint statement.

    The Commonwealth – Shackled by a historic legacy

    Can the Commonwealth really move towards a common future?

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