Israel has long been held up as a beacon of democracy and freedom in the Middle East, however, they have a long history of clandestine activities and dealing with tyrants and dictators when it serves their needs.Read More Israel; Friend or Foe
It’s a well-worn epithet, liberally applied throughout the Irish social media grapevine to Fine Gael and their supporters. It has seen an increase in use in recent years, with Google Trends noting an uptick in searches for the term “blueshirts” and “Fine Gael blueshirts” since Leo Varadkar, ever the divisive figure, took the party reins from Enda Kenny in 2017.
It’s easy to draw parallels between the United Kingdom’s bleak economic prospects in the early 2020s and the devastating and epochal Winter of Discontent that augured the Thatcher years in 1978-79. Indeed, many in the media already haveRead More Locked in a Time Warp
Real-life horror story: Persecution of Falun Gong Organ Harvesting in China. On the 22nd of July, in 1999, all across mainland China practitioners of Falun Gong the crackdown of the persecuted spiritual group began. Falun Gong is a form of qigong, a combination of meditation and Qigong exercises. The origins of the spiritual group can be traced back to its roots in 1992.Read More
There are fears of a fresh wave of unrest in Nigeria as Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IpoB), was arrested and deported to Nigeria. Details of his detainment are still vague but Nigerian authorities are claiming it was an operation that involved Interpol.Read More Impending trouble in Nigeria after the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu
An icy chill crept down the proverbial spine of the Biden administration on Monday when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) intimated that should his party regain control of the Senate after next year’s midterm elections, he will refuse to hold a vote to confirm any picks for the Supreme Court Biden might make ahead of the 2024 presidential election.Read More The Race Is On For The US Supreme Court
ne week ago, Sinn Féin were in the media crosshairs as a result of a scandal that saw party members posing as independent pollsters. In the week since, embattled Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had to come clean about his own election campaigns’ propensity for using paid students and even fake business cards in a similar capacity to portray non-existent market research companies to unsuspecting voters. By the time the Sunday Times released its latest poll yesterday, Sinn Féin had surged to a historic 10% lead over the party of Michael Collins.Read More A Moment In Time: How Sinn Féin Could Win It All
In 2020, much like 2016, America’s Democrats came to the election field riven by internal strife. A wide policy gulf festered between the Democrats’ progressive, left wing led by Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (and to a lesser extent Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren) and the Democratic old guard typified by household names like Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and the man who eventually went on to win the 2020 election, Joe Biden.Read More Solutionism Explains: Why Can’t Joe Biden Do Anything?
Although President Trump is the first American president to use social media to announce policy changes and official government announcements. One question that has not been explored by news outlets is whether or not Trump’s use of social media is a sign of changing times and technology, or simply a change in presidential precedent.
President Trump is certainly not the first to use social media for political benefit; President Barack Obama used Facebook to reach millions of young people across the country by posting videos depicting Obama wearing aviator sunglasses and asking Vice President Joe Biden for fashion advice.Read More Trump in the Era of Social Media
Foreign Committee Policy Paper There is a general sense of shock seen in academia related to the Middle East that emerged in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011; yet is it evident that there various reasons as to why Middle East scholarship “missed” the warning signs that something was to come […]Read More Could the Arab Spring have been predicted?