Daily Archives: December 15, 2017


Could Crypto-currency Be Used To Restore Stability In Venezuela?

Venezuela has struggled in the post-Chavez era. The country has been in a rapid decline, a free-fall from being the wealthiest economy in South America to teetering on the edge of financial and social ruin. Over the last five years alone, Venezuelan currency, the bolivar, has lost 99.8% of its […]


Racial Tensions Boiling Over In India

Mohammad Afrazul, a 48-year-old labourer who was working in the west Indian state of Rajsamand, was hacked to pieces and burned to death while onlookers filmed. His crime? His beliefs. The video, which was posted on YouTube shows Afrazul’s attacker leading him into a secluded spot and attacking him with a […]


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 […]


Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital: The Spread Of Fire And Fury Continues

President Donald Trump’s decision last week recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked global outrage. The Arab world quite naturally condemned the controversial move. A statement by the 22 members of the Arab League, described the decision as “dangerous and unacceptable” and a “flagrant attack on a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian […]