Bleeding Blue Amidst a lack of public confidence in UN Peacekeepers globally, I assess their current status and future within a world of growing instability. According to the United Nations Peacekeeping Report for 2015, the largest contributors of peacekeepers were Bangladesh (9432), Ethiopia (8309), India (7794), Pakistan (7533), and Rwanda (5591). The first recognised ‘Western’… Read More Bleeding Blue
After a year out of university due to illness, I finally returned this week to start second year afresh. With most of my lecturers (and old friends) out in California and New York on a field trip, my first week back was decidedly bereft of lectures themselves, with only 3 actually taking place! All the… Read More Back to University: Week 1 Review
Climate Change represents the most significant challenge to global survival for hundreds of years, and Geography is at the very forefront of that fight. This page will contain a short series of blogs tackling current issues in Climate Change and Energy, partly for a University Module but also out my own general interests. Blog 1:… Read More Climate Change and Energy
At the start of Freshers I thought that you know what, I’m going to try something new this time around. I fancied a non-threatening step out of my comfort zone. Ultimate frisbee was my first pick, but the rain was quite threatening and didn’t want to get wet, which ruled that out. I considered sailing… Read More I went shooting. And I totally get it.
Part 1 of the ‘Road to an Expedition’ Series. With just under a year to go until Perhentian Ecology kicks off all over again, the time has come to recruit a new team for next year. There were 3 of us in 2014, and from experience, that wasn’t quite enough for a fully fledged ecological… Read More Road to an Expedition: The Provisional Team
Preparation for the 2015 season started very early for me, as far back as October. I’d joined a new side, Perranarworthal, and winter nets started in October and ran all the way through until a couple of weeks before the season, providing me with my best practice period yet. The standard at indoor nets was… Read More 2015 Cricket Season Review
The Syria crisis has been raging for months now, and with the added pressure of the refugee crisis in Europe, the political atmosphere appears to be moving from endless debate to action at last. With Assad heavily losing ground, as noted by the loss of Idlib this week, Russia appears to be getting more heavily… Read More Syria: Between a Rock and a (Very) Hard Place