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Jennifer Mathers

Jennifer Mathers

Reader in International Politics, Aberystwyth University

I have a background in the study of Russian politics, history and security (MPhil in Slavonic and East European Studies from Oxford) as well as an undergraduate degree (BA Mount Holyoke College, US) and PhD (DPhil Oxford) in International Relations. In addition to my expertise in Russia and the former USSR, I also research and teach in the area of women/gender and conflict.

Women candidates break records in the 2018 US mid-term elections

Nov 08, 2018 16:49 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The 2018 mid-terms broke the records on female candidates in US elections. More than 20 women were on the Senate ballot, while more than ten times that number stood for the House of Representatives. If we also consider...

Global Geopolitics Series

How the mothers of dead soldiers may be what reins in Vladimir Putin's ambitions

Jan 22, 2018 13:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Vladimir Putin seeks to present an image of Russia as a country that is strong, decisive, and able to reshape the world to its own ends. One of Moscows favourite tactics is to use military intervention even while Russian...

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Economy

UK gilts plummet on context of Brexit uncertainties as deadline nears; PM May likely to survive no-confidence vote

The United Kingdoms gilts suffered during Wednesdays afternoon session, as uncertainties hover around Brexit, following the massive defeat that Prime Minister Theresa May faced yesterday at the British Parliament. However,...

German bunds tad lower after January consumer price inflation remains unchanged

The German bunds remained tad lower during European session Wednesday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) remained unchanged during the month of January, meeting market expectations as well. Now, Investors...

USD/CNY likely to fluctuate in range of 6.70-6.80 currently with downside potential, says Scotiabank

The USD/CNY currency pair is expected to fluctuate in a range of 6.70-6.80 at the moment, with a downside potential. Further, a sharp yuan depreciation does not seem to be in the Chinese authorities interest this year that...

Australia Q4 2018 consumer price inflation likely to register 0.4 pct q/q, 1.6 pct y/y: ANZ Research

Australias consumer price inflation for the last quarter of 2018 is expected to see a 0.4 percent q/q rise in headline inflation in Q4, pushing the annual rate down to 1.6 percent, according to the latest report from ANZ...

JGBs trade tad higher on hopes of fall in December national core CPI; BoJ Governor Kuroda’s speech eyed

The Japanese government bonds remained mixed on Wednesday ahead of the countrys national consumer price inflation (CPI) data and Bank of Japan (BoJ) Governor Kurodas speech, both scheduled to for later in the week for...

Politics

Vladimir Putin Reportedly Backed the Russian’s NRA Infiltration In a Bid to Create Conflicts in the US

Vladimir Putin and his government have repeatedly denied their involvement in the infiltration of the National Rifle Association (NRA) but a U.S. intelligence report showed otherwise. It was said that the Kremlins are...

Donald Trump’s Ratings Plunge as Shutdown Continues; POTUS Reportedly Won’t Negotiate Reopening Government Without Wall Funding

A Rasmussen poll report, on Monday, showed Donald Trumps ratings plunged to its lowest for the past year. A source said the President of the United States is unlikely to negotiate the reopening of the government until his...

Donald Trump Allegedly Furious, Let Out Expletives As Michael Cohen Is Set to Testify Before House Next Month

Donald Trump is allegedly furious after learning that his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is set to testify before the House committee in February. The hearing would be televised, and the lawyer would be questioned about the...

Jake Tapper Laughed at Mick Mulvaney’s Face for Saying No One Blames Donald Trump for Political Discourse

Mick Mulvaney, Donald Trumps acting chief of staff, was on CNN on Jan. 6 and he was interviewed by John Tapper about the current situation in Washington and about Congresswoman Rashida Tlaibs profanity-filled statements...

Melania Trump 2019: What Changed on the First Lady’s New Year’s Celebration?

While United States President Donald Trump was tweeting his way through the holidays, first lady Melania Trump purportedly took care of the New Years celebrations. Meanwhile, reports also note what changed in the way...

Science

When you look up, how far back in time do you see?

Our senses are stuck in the past. Theres a flash of lightning, and then seconds pass until we hear the rumble of distant thunder. We hear the past. We are seeing into the past too. While sound travels about a...

David vs. Goliath: What a tiny electron can tell us about the structure of the universe

What is the shape of an electron? If you recall pictures from your high school science books, the answer seems quite clear: an electron is a small ball of negative charge that is smaller than an atom. This, however, is...

How we're probing the secrets of a giant black hole at our galaxy's centre

Supermassive black holes are giant black holes found at the centre of almost every galaxy. Astronomers recently made the clearest image yet of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our own galaxy using the new...

Dramatic advances in forensics expose the need for genetic data legislation

Many people first became familiar with DNA testing through its use in the OJ Simpson murder trial in 1994. Now, 24 years later, there have been two dramatic advances in the capability of forensic genetics that mark the...

Proteins reveal intricate details about life under the microscope

People have always been fascinated by life. We dream about revealing all its mysteries and are even searching other planets trying to find some forms of life there. Philosophies around the world have tried to define and...

Technology

iOS 12.1.2 Jailbreak Release Date, Latest News & Update: Newly Revealed Exploit Could Lead to Fully-Functioning Jailbreak

Another exploit was found and revealed to the public in less than a month since Apple released the iOS 12.1.2 update. The jailbreaking community is now hoping that the recent discovery would lead to the latest jailbreak...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Features: Anti-Spoiler Measure Leads to Post-Launch Release of Epilogue & ‘Secret’ Video

The countdown is on for one of the most awaited video games of 2019, Kingdom Hearts 3. Unfortunately, being exposed to leaked spoilers comes with the territory of being one of the popular titles in the gaming...

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Reimagining Ranks Second on Latest Famitsu Charts

Final Fantasy VII: Remake ranked second in the latest Famitsu charts, trailing behind Kingdom Hearts 3 by 151 votes, GamingBolt reported. The result isnt surprising given that Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to be released on...

OnePlus 7 Release Date, Rumors: Leaked Design Reveals Upcoming Phone Will Get Rid of the Notch

A OnePlus 7 design, which shows a notchless screen layout for the next lineup of the Shenzhen-based company, is making the rounds online. Before proceeding, however, keep in mind that this isnt an official design of the...

‘Grand Theft Auto 6’ Latest News & Update: Recent Rockstar Job Ads Hint at Development Progress

The reports about Grand Theft Auto 6 have been largely made up of speculations and analysis of the tiny hints that have been released to the public, so far. As such, a lot of fans are confused as to whether or not the game...
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