Prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered on October 2nd in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. According to Turkish intelligence, Khashoggi was tortured and then…View More Up for sale – U.S. foreign policy is now value free
Ever since Eritrea was bloodily carved out through decades of war and struggle against its overbearing neighbor, Ethiopia, peace and stability have been difficult to…View More What Impact Will the Recent Eritrea-Ethiopia Peace Deal Have on Both Eritrea and the Region as a Whole?
This piece is one of three articles focusing on interactions between Chinese government and Uyghur community in Xinjiang. The articles aim to look into the…View More Do we know enough about China’s repression over Uyghur?
Here’s a thought; There is almost an undoubtedle chancethat something you have used today is madefrom the hands of modern-day slaves. Commonly used materials such…View More Who Picked Your Cotton?
Iraq has seen the appointment of both a new President and Prime Minister-designate over the last few days amid hopes that new leadership will bring…View More A promising new start for governance in Iraq?
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An ex-KGB agent and a rural teenage exile who lived in a cave. What do they have in common? They are both the leaders of…View More Why strong men make for strong countries
According to science, octopuses (it’s not octopi) respond to MDMA, or ecstasy as it is commonly known, in a similar manner to humans. Neuroscientists at…View More Octopuses, Ecstasy, and the Evolution of Intelligence
By the end of the twentieth century, the progress of democracy seemed almost inevitable. Waves of democratic expansion had taken place after World War II,…View More Democracy under Threat? : Bolivia as a Latin American Case Study
Are we falling into the trap that Humpty Dumpty did in Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Look Glass, when he said to Alice, ‘When I…View More Humpty Dumpty and the Zionist Cause
Among the many threads, whispers, and rumors surrounding the election of US President Donald Trump, one in particular has caught the attention of the media…View More Privacy, Democracy, and Cambridge Analytica: Red Herring or Weapon of Mass Manipulation?