Trump And The TPP: Making China Great Again?

 By Carolynn Bass Has American president Donald Trump unintentionally begun the decline of American economic prowess? It certainly seems so, when one looks at his running platform and actions in his first month in office; threats to withdraw from many free trade agreements, and seeking to cut ties with China as well as alienating muchContinue reading “Trump And The TPP: Making China Great Again?”

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”

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”

Exploitation of Refugees Left, Right, and Centre

 By Mariam Tuma Since the “beginning” of the European Refugee Crisis, a term problematic in its own right, we have been bombarded with mass media campaigns trying to propagate a particular narrative on the issue. The construction of loaded terminology evoking particular emotions, ideologies, and reactions has characterised the very foundation of reporting on theContinue reading “Exploitation of Refugees Left, Right, and Centre”

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”

Water: Oil of the 21st Century?

 By Katarina Salaj Water, a natural resource of fundamental importance in sustaining all kinds of life. Something that we take for granted when we take our morning showers, make our favourite pasta or just drink a cup of tea. Population increase, economic prosperity and amplified consumption are just some of the reasons as to why weContinue reading “Water: Oil of the 21st Century?”

Crisis in Venezuela: What’s Really Going On?

 By Emma Temple Perhaps not dominating, but infiltrating headline news for over a year now, is the political turmoil in Venezuela. The somewhat secondary reporting style regarding this crisis could perhaps be assigned to the fact that more ‘pressing’ matters concern the west at the moment; but you only need to obtain a few ofContinue reading “Crisis in Venezuela: What’s Really Going On?”

The Calm Before the Storm (And What You Need to Know)

By Mikayla Billin Every four years the most powerful nation in the world elects a new leader.  Tonight the United States will take part in arguably the most controversial election in history, and before polls close and results start flying in, here is a rundown of everything you need to know. Who Can Be theContinue reading “The Calm Before the Storm (And What You Need to Know)”

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.