Category: COLUMNS

Islam in Europe and Islamophobia

The recent beheading of the French professor by a young Chechen Jihadist as well as the previous knife attack on journalists almost twenty-five days ago, on the occasion of the notorious cartoons of Muhammad, has brought to light that Islam is very difficult to keep up with the Western way of life. Unfortunately, the Liberal

Hong-Kong: Oil Spill In The Ongoing Conflict Between US-China

The recent passage of a security bill by China’s National People’s Assembly on the Hong Kong Autonomous Region has served as a catalyst and a spill of oil in the ongoing conflict between the United States and China. Both the United States and the United Kingdom, along with Japan and Canada and Australia, have reacted

Why Populist Governments Maintain Power for a Long Time Span

The explanation to this phenomenon is due to the model of governance applied by populist governments. This model of governance encompasses four interconnected elements that, when they coincide, highlight a solid mass of voters voting for populists’ leaders. But what are the elements of the populist model of governance? 1. It requires the presence of

The Inevitable Globalisation of Politics

The problems now facing the planet, in addition to being interconnected between them, are several times the complication of the problems and their nature (e.g. Covid-19 pandemic) which make it compulsory to cooperate if not of the whole but of most of the planet. So, just as the problems and their resolution need global cooperation,

Dr Li Wenliang and the Freedom of Speech in China

The dynamics created by the Mers-CoV or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus epidemic in China give us an idea of what a state like China can do that uses artificial intelligence technology for mass and individual control respectively of citizens and how the movements of Chinese citizens are emerging a wave of popular discomfort in

USA & UK: The Changes they cause to the International System

The USA and the UK or the UK and the USA for at least three centuries and always through the historical continuity between Pax Britannica and Pax Americana (after the end of the Second World War (WWII) and so far,) had succeeded in making an international order to their own measures. But the current governments

The Enduring Resilience of Liberalism

The end of the Cold War (1991), with the collapse of the Soviet Union (USSR) at the time, constituted a global evolution by changing the course of history indicating for the first time since the end of the Second World War that the absolute but yet unique system of values and institutions on the planet

Chain explosions of violence on the planet by angry civilians

In Hong-Kong from June until today, China’s patience is being tested by radicalised activists, not daring the Chinese government to implement methods of suppressing mass population. In Iraq for almost a month the country’s youth is on the streets protesting angry over the inadequacy of the rulers, corruption and lack of perspective having killed 150

Political Absurdity

The adoption of two contradictory positions and the inability to get meaning due to the adoption of these two contradictory positions gives the definition of absurdity. In politics, however, absurdity is a useful tool that enables the politician who uses it (the absurd politician) to get the power of almost complete freedom of movement. The
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