A House Divided

"If anything, this situation is a show of failure on all sides. Failure of the policemen who detained Floyd to prevent a needles death. Failure of the president to exert leadership. Failure of local authorities to defend their own citizens. And the moment that the protests turned into riots, a failure of human conscience."

The Gradual Return of Strongman Politics

There have been many individuals throughout history who wish to define their epoch with their own existence, leaving a legacy for posterity to know. Whether with admiration or repugnance, it usually doesn't matter to such men who have often come under the definition of the "great man theory" first proposed by Thomas Carlyle. Napoleon Bonaparte … Continue reading The Gradual Return of Strongman Politics

Policy of Stupidity

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity". This simple idea, commonly known as Hanlon's razor, is a golden rule when it comes to judging people's behaviour in the world. Especially when it comes to politicians and their failed policies. As much as we would like to think that the people who … Continue reading Policy of Stupidity

To what extent is the rise of populism an outcome of 20th and 21st century world political developments?

Populism is one of the most defining and most controversial political doctrines within the 21st century. The term itself is an approach to politics that can be defined as an ideology that presented ordinary people/citizens as morally good entities against the ‘elite’. This is through it being an ideological collective based on a “deep cynicism … Continue reading To what extent is the rise of populism an outcome of 20th and 21st century world political developments?

The New Constitution of Russia and What It Means for Its Future

The new amendments of 2020 to the Russian constitution are making drastic changes to modern day Russia. The changes proposed in January 2020 are the second substantial amendments to the constitution since 1993. There are 11 changes which have been made to cover a wide range of legal matters. This includes term limits for the president … Continue reading The New Constitution of Russia and What It Means for Its Future

The Boys that Dance: Afghanistan’s Questionable Practice of Bacha Bazi

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, the attention of the world pivoted towards Afghanistan. Throughout the years that followed, a constant flow of violence and terror filled new screens around the world. When one thinks of the nearly twenty years of the US-led military presence in Afghanistan, certain phrases and words eventually seep into … Continue reading The Boys that Dance: Afghanistan’s Questionable Practice of Bacha Bazi