Fidel Castro’s Death, and What it Means to the Rest of the World

 By Jennifer Amspacher Fidel Castro was 90 years old when he died on November 25, 2016. He was frail and sickly, yet his death still came to the world as a shock. Fidel Castro was President of Cuba from December 2, 1976 to February 24, 2008, when he resigned and gave power to his brother,Continue reading “Fidel Castro’s Death, and What it Means to the Rest of the World”

Bringing Back Sortition: How Modern Democracies Are Failing and How They Could Be Saved

  By Laura Serra Reactions following the political developments of the past few months can generally be divided into two strands: those who believe they represent a win for democracy and those who believe they are sanctioning its end. Brexiteers and Trumpeteers rejoiced at the outcome of the referendum and presidential elections respectively because itContinue reading “Bringing Back Sortition: How Modern Democracies Are Failing and How They Could Be Saved”

Will Clinton’s Hawkish Reputation Cost Her the Election?

 By Raeesa Khan When Donald Trump announced he would be running for President, hardly anyone believed he had a realistic chance of becoming the Republican nominee let alone entering the White House. At first glance his egomaniacal persona, reality TV star status, and extraordinary receding hairline made him all but unequipped for the job. 

Is There a Human Right to Democracy?

  Gavin Davies Human rights are often seen as a noble yet unrealistic goal as time and again they are not upheld in times of repression or conflict, just when they are needed most. In order to deal with this, there has been a consistent trend of forcing the spread of democracy, since democratic peaceContinue reading “Is There a Human Right to Democracy?”