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Stephen Hall3

Stephen Hall3

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Politics, International Relations and Russia, University of Bath
I graduated with a PhD from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London.

Last year I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge and taught at the Higher School of Economics, St. Peterburg in Russia.

Currently, I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, the University of Bath in Politics, International Relations and Russia.

My research covers the post-Soviet region and authoritarianism.

Ukraine and Moldova gain EU candidate status but face a long road to full membership

Jun 29, 2022 14:15 pm UTC| Politics

For four months, Ukraine has been fighting for its very existence. Having successfully forced Russia to shift focus from a four-fronted offensive to concentrating on the Donbas region in the east of the country, Ukraine is...

Ukraine war: inside the complex web of Russia's warring intelligence agencies

Apr 05, 2022 12:02 pm UTC| Politics

Russian intelligence chief Sergey Beseda and his deputy, Anatoly Bolyukh, were placed under house arrest on March 9. Beseda and Bolyukh oversaw the foreign intelligence branch of the FSB, which is the Russian security...

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Economy

Johnson & Johnson confirmed it will stop selling talcum powder and will replace it with cornstarch.

Johnson Johnson announced it would stop selling its talc-based baby powder around the world starting next year. The New Jersey-based pharmaceutical industry company further revealed that it would be replacing the...

Lee Jae Yong is expected to be promoted as Samsung's chairman and speed up investments to help invigorate the economy.

Samsungs heir and de facto leader have finally been granted a special pardon by the current president of South Korea. On Friday, it was reported that Lee Jae Yong will now have more freedom in running his familys company...

Market Kurly has entered the Singaporean market with the aim of further expansion in the SE Asian region.

Market Kurly has teamed up with RedMart, a Singaporean online grocery chain firm, to sell Korean food items in Singapore. The partnership is also a strategic move from the South Korean online premium grocery service...

The Ice Whopper is the classic Whopper topped with a layer of shaved ice.

Burger King is serving customers with the worlds first Ice Whopper at a special summer beachside pop-up shop in Hayama-cho, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture. The Ice Whopper is part of the new limited-time-only Natsukoi...

Ukrainian IT workers continue working remotely, making use of their strength as IT professionals who can work anywhere with internet access.

Some Japanese information technology companies are employing Ukrainian workers to support them as their nation grapples with the war against Russia. Ukraine is dubbed Eastern Europes Silicon Valley for its abundance of...

Politics

The former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, pleaded not guilty to the charges of violating the state secrets law.

Australian national who is the former adviser to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi pleaded not guilty in a closed-door trial by the junta regime. The former adviser to Suu Kyi pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed...

Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed its thanks to the US for maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait amidst tensions with China.

Over the weekend, Taiwans foreign ministry thanked the United States for taking action to keep the peace and maintain security in the Strait and in the region. This comes amidst tensions with China and its attempts to...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russian soldiers who attempt to attack from the facility or attack the facility would become targets of Ukrainian forces.

Following the recent attacks on Ukraines Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Russia and Ukraine have been trading accusations against each other of launching strikes. Kyiv has now warned that Russian soldiers that are...

The Latvian parliament voted on a resolution to designate Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and urged the West to impose tougher sanctions.

Many countries have imposed sanctions and other measures on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine in February. This week, the government of Latvia has given Russia the state sponsor of terrorism designation for Moscows war in...

Science

When compared to the current approach of extracting methane gas from organic waste resources and then reforming it into hydrogen, the technology SK ecoplant is developing can cut the time needed for the manufacture of hydrogen by more than 20 times.

SK ecoplant Co. plans to develop a technology to produce hydrogen through a fermentation process where microorganisms eat and decompose organic matter in the absence of light When compared to the current approach of...

The research team completed a patent application, trademark application, and vegan certification for the research findings.

A Keimyung University research team has reproduced the taste and fragrance of civet coffee, known as kopi luwak, by scientifically identifying the digestion and fermentation conditions where civets live. Consequently,...

Landsat at 50: How satellites revolutionized the way we see – and protect – the natural world

Fifty years ago, U.S. scientists launched a satellite that dramatically changed how we see the world. It captured images of Earths surface in minute detail, showing how wildfires burned landscapes, how farms erased...

What do molecules look like?

What do molecules look like? Justice B., age 6, Wimberley, Texas A molecule is a group of atoms bonded together. Molecules make up nearly everything around you your skin, your chair, even your food. They vary...

What science says about the best ways to cool down

We spend most of the year complaining that Britain is too cold and wet but gripe with just as much enthusiasm about the heat. Although moaning about the weather is satisfying, its better to take action and cool yourself...

Technology

Nintendo is currently not planning a price hike for the Switch console amid increasing shipping costs and continuing supply chain constraints

Aside from continuing limitations in procuring parts to produce the gaming hardware, Nintendo recently confirmed it has seen increasing shipping costs. Despite these issues, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said price...

‘Genshin Impact’ developer miHoYo will release the remaining updates for 2022 every 5 weeks

Genshin Impact developer miHoYo recently held an online stream for the games next major update. Aside from revealing details about the new content coming in version 3.0, the studio also announced that it would implement a...

Telegram CEO calls out Apple for App Store’s ‘obscure’ review process that is reportedly delaying the messaging app’s latest update

Telegram has an update ready to go live, but it has apparently been delayed for weeks now. CEO Pavel Durov aired his frustration over the Apple App Stores obscure review process that has reportedly delayed the release of...

Apple has reportedly invested $10 million for original podcasts that could later be turned into movies and TV shows for Apple TV+

Apple is reportedly increasing its investments in the podcast arena by closing deals with more production studios for original content. But this effort will not only benefit Apples podcast business as the iPhone maker...
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