Editorial: November 2016

image by Walter Siegmund , via Commons (licence CC 2.5) by The Editor, Kestell Duxbury Another month, another issue, but how much changes in a month. It turns out Donald Trump is a serial groper, Tony Blair sticks his head back into the British political sphere and Thai politics is set to change for an entire generation. In regards to the image for this month’s editorial, … Continue reading Editorial: November 2016

American Horror Story: US Presidential Elections of 2016

This article was written by a guest contributor, click here for more. by Diego Angeles The American Dream is over and the American electorate knows it. The bizarre political show that we have witnessed in the last year is marked by a series of events that reveal the exhaustion of the ideological system that has sustained social order in the United States for at least two centuries. However, … Continue reading American Horror Story: US Presidential Elections of 2016

The Fabric of Urban Life

image by Christian Jonas, via Flickr (licence CC 2.0) by Jack Layton It is now cliché to open an article on cities with the obligatory reference to the fact that over 50% of the world’s population now live in cities (54% in 2015 according to the World Bank, for the UK 83%). But I raise this not to draw attention to global pressures on resources and … Continue reading The Fabric of Urban Life

Mariano Rajoy is elected President of Spain: The story of when corruption meets power

image by Partido Popular de Cataluña, via Commons (licence CC 2.0) by Angela Munoz Aroca On Saturday 29th, Mariano Rajoy, president in functions and head of the conservative party, was invested President of Spain. The investiture ends the political gridlock Spain was suffering for the last year but, what should have been a reason to celebrate, has been interpreted by many as the victory of … Continue reading Mariano Rajoy is elected President of Spain: The story of when corruption meets power

Thai King’s passing away and its aftereffect on Thailand and South East Asia.

 by Wint Jan On 13th October, King Rama IX of Thailand, who served as the longest monarch in human history, passed away at the age of 88. Bhumibol Adulyadej was the great leader of his country and was loved by his people as a national father. We know this from his achievements during his life. After ascending the throne of Thailand in June of 1946, he … Continue reading Thai King’s passing away and its aftereffect on Thailand and South East Asia.

Social Responsibility, Pluralism and Freedom

by Arturo Mendoza If you ask me about the biggest problem of contemporary society, I would possibly answer: inequality. The latter catches a wide range of important matters such as race, religion, gender and income. Nowadays, divisive rhetoric and bigotry have nurtured intolerance and widened our misunderstanding of different cultures, preferences, and conditions. San Bernardino, Paris, Orlando, Aleppo and Mosul are just the tip of … Continue reading Social Responsibility, Pluralism and Freedom

Is Poland’s Law and Justice government losing momentum?

image by Beax  via Commons (licence CC 3.0) This article was written by a guest contributor, click here for more. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak Although plunged immediately into a constitutional crisis that brought it into conflict with the European Commission, one year after its decisive parliamentary election victory Poland’s right-wing ruling party retains widespread support. It has come under fire recently over appointments to state-run companies and the … Continue reading Is Poland’s Law and Justice government losing momentum?