Everywhere I look I see orange. Buses full of orange-clad men proudly proclaim their arrival, surrounded by motorcyclists similarly dressed. On the path beside them,…
Anniversaries are special occasions, not least because they afford a chance to reflect upon the past and project hopes into the future. This is perhaps…View More The Elysée Treaty at 50: Golden Anniversary, Gilded Age?
Christmas came early for the royal couple whose surprise announcement of the Duchess’ pregnancy was met with celebrations and congratulations by the nation and international…View More The People’s Pregnancy
A report published by the Internal Review Panel concluded that ‘events in Sri Lanka mark a grave failure of the UN’, as the organization withdrew…View More United Nations ‘failure’ in Sri Lanka: Another Rwanda?
It is potentially one of the largest scandals to come out of Washington DC in recent years. General David Petraeus, former head of the joint…View More Why the Powerful Falter
When Simón Bolívar was born, he was born into a world where there was an independent United States. By the time Bolívar died, the world…View More Pacific Alliance Rises, Mercosur Disappoints
Remember Occupy Wall Street? What about Occupy London? Or any of the other Occupy protests that sprung up across 92 cities in 85 countries? The…View More Remember Occupy Wall Street?
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has consumed the Middle East for decades, yet the most recent flare up of this discord has expanded it in a way…View More Twitter Wars
The French revolution was fought on the three principles of “liberté, égalité et fraternité” and yet despite almost two hundred and twenty years having elapsed,…View More Sexist, not Sexy
For many Republicans, the outcome of last month’s election was as unwelcome as it was unexpected. Capping four years of constant dissent and hyperbole, the…View More The Future of the Republican Party
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the country’s first elected leader in history and an ostensibly former member of the Muslim Brotherhood is growing increasingly enigmatic. Last…View More The Prince of Egypt
Just about a week after the re-election of Barack Obama, the eighteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) conducted a transition of…View More Challenges Confronting New Chinese Leadership
Democracy’s Catch 22 The exact definition of democracy is highly debatable. A perusal of the differing conceptions of democracy, however, does reveal several reoccurring themes:…View More Democracy’s Catch 22