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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in Kyiv

The United Kingdom’s Foreign Policy Football Game

It need scarcely be said that the recent political turmoil in the United Kingdom has flamingly been vying for attention. One could be left under the impression that the coming and going of UK prime ministers occurs more frequently than the goals, which the English football team scored against Iran at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Apparently, after Ms Truss received a ‘red card’, it is now Mr Sunak who is expected to score goals in the international arena, which will certainly be intense, emotional and difficult. However, if Rishi Sunak’s team chases success enthusiastically, it needs a brilliant strategy, burning motivation and supportive fans.

NATO Secretary General visits Italy

Europe’s Shift to the Right

Two colossal wars in less than half a century engendered the concept of a unified Europe under one supranational institution – the European Union. Yet, European countries are now once again electing right-wing leaders. What does it mean for Europe’s relations with the EU and the rest of the world?

Hayley Elizabeth Atwell as Peggy Carter in Captain America The First Avenger

Women in Power: Peggy Carter, the World of Intelligence, and a Powerful Role Model for Women

Representation in media (comics, films, television series, and video games) has become a hot button issue over the past decade. In March of 2022, the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film of San Diego State University found “that men outnumbered women onscreen by a factor of 2 to 1 in 2021”. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is no exception and has had its share of sexist, derogatory, and stereotypical depictions of women. However, in at least one, rather niche area, the MCU does excel in their representation of women: particularly in their representation of women within Intelligence Communities (IC) around the globe via the character of Peggy Carter.