Russian Israelites, Are They Voting “Right”?

By Yury Polyakov  The voting patterns among the Russian-speaking people in Israel. Part 1. The Russian Speaking Israeli people have voted differently in all Israeli General Elections. The primary reason for several switches from one side to another was that the Russian speakers were vulnerable to propaganda. Not all Russian Speakers are ethnic Jews becauseContinue reading “Russian Israelites, Are They Voting “Right”?”

2017 Dutch Election: ‘politics for everyone’?

By Yury Polyakov The Western World followed the capitalisation and democratisation processes that created the common ground for a normative basis of the regional European interest. Despite the active role played by the anarchists and the left, European countries sustained democracy and parliamentarism as shared ideals, whereas communism secured its strategic location in the Soviet Union andContinue reading “2017 Dutch Election: ‘politics for everyone’?”

Identity Politics and the Political Spectrum

By Vladimir Ivlev “”Regressive left” (also formulated as “regressive liberals”) is a political epithet, used as a pejorative to describe a section of left-wing politics who are accused of paradoxically holding reactionary views by their tolerance of illiberal principles and ideologies, particularly tolerance of Islamism, for the sake of multiculturalism and cultural relativism.” -Wikipedia ThereContinue reading “Identity Politics and the Political Spectrum”

Marine Présidente! : France’s 2017 Revelation

By Theo Larue and Yury Polyakov How it all started Marine Le Pen and the National Front have jointly launched the evolution of French Politics. French politicians attempt to include ‘Vive La France’ phrase in every political speech that they try to deliver to the audience. The Presidential and General Elections in France are theContinue reading “Marine Présidente! : France’s 2017 Revelation”

In the blind-eye of the media; the role of women in the Syrian Civil War

By Lola Scurlock According to the UN, International Women’s Day is a global event to acknowledge progress made in women’s rights, to advocate for change and to proclaim the role of common women in altering the history of their nations and communities through acts of courage and determination. On the 8th of March, we willContinue reading “In the blind-eye of the media; the role of women in the Syrian Civil War”

Populism-What’s the Problem?

By Thomas Sherlock We live in the age of populism, or so it seems. Populism has been used to describe the vote for Brexit and the election of Donald Trump last year, and is now being ascribed to Le Pen in France and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands. In all these situations the term isContinue reading “Populism-What’s the Problem?”

The Openness Of Societies

By Gavin Davies Humanity groans, half crushed beneath the weight of its own progress. It does not sufficiently realize that its future is in its own hands. It is up to humanity to see if first of all it wants to keep on living. It is then up to it to ask whether it wantsContinue reading “The Openness Of Societies”

The Changing Character of Turkey – Death of Ataturk’s Republic?

By Roger Maul Autocracy, violence, terror, fear and oppression have enflamed modern day Turkey, as the secular and democratic values of the Kemalist Republic are ultimately discharged by a regime whose power has become seemingly irrepressible. And despite all the European outcry and protest toward Erdogan’s persistent flirtation with Ottoman nostalgia and his pursuit ofContinue reading “The Changing Character of Turkey – Death of Ataturk’s Republic?”

Connection and Fear: Television in the 21st Century

 By Gavin Davies Although smart phones have revolutionized media access, for most people in the world it is still television networks that bring news of the world into their lives. However, T.V. news has had to compete with new technologies and entertainment, which created the conditions for an increased scope and style of news coverage.Continue reading “Connection and Fear: Television in the 21st Century”

From Liberty to Liability

 By Daniel Atherton “It’s a movement like we’ve never seen anywhere in the world, they say,” Trump said. “There’s never been a movement like this. And it’s something very, very special.”[1] Fifty-three and a half years ago, there was a movement like this – a movement of impassioned people, fearful for the direction of theContinue reading “From Liberty to Liability”