Opinion


Social Media And Politics In A Post-Truth World

On Monday, former US President Bill Clinton wrote in the New York Times that the ‘inclusive nationalism’ which governs the American cultural identity is being slowly replaced by a “tribalism” that emphasizes what divides people of his country rather than what unites them. In his article, he stated that the […]


The San Francisco ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Controversy: A Microcosm Of The Glaring Inadequacy Of The Response Of The International Community To Wartime Sexual Violence

Hirofumi Yoshimura, the Mayor of Japanese city Osaka, decided last week to cut the six-decade tie of his city with San Francisco after the latter city erected a monument in St. Mary’s Square to recognize ‘comfort women,’ namely those women who were enslaved and forced to work in brothels in […]


From Hero To Villain: The Transformation Of Social Media’s Relationship With Liberal Democracy

The rapid change in how social media has been perceived by the public since the rise of populism in liberal democratic countries in 2016 has been astonishing. Whereas previously, social media was held up as the beacon of liberalism, post-2016 social media is viewed with increased suspicion by its former […]


Balfour Declaration Centenary – An Apology Is Due

November 2nd marked 100 years since the Balfour Declaration was issued. The declaration turned the Zionist aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine into reality. This was achieved through a public statement made by Arthur Balfour U.K. Foreign Secretary, which expresses Balfour’s support for the creation of a national […]


The U.S. Response To The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria In Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, on September 20, 2017. According to the National Weather Service, it was the first Category 4 cyclone that hit Puerto Rico since 1932. After a visit from President Donald Trump, the official death toll stands at 34. From the damages […]