The Fall and Rise of Marcos Family Power: Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos's son and namesake, won the Philippines' 17th presidential election in 2022 with a stunning runaway victory, the first by a majority since his late father's two-decade dictatorship was overthrown in a 1986 revolution.
Lasting Impact: Women in the Indian National Movement
The unprecedented courage and determination of the women who joined the National Movement is an inspiration to the young people of India. The stories of valor of these women need to be told often to awaken the spirit of patriotism in the young people who are the torchbearers of our country.
Biography of Putin: His Rise to Power
Putin grew up in tough environs in St. Petersburg. But over time, he honed his skills as a cunning street fighter and a scrappy underdog. His ambition was rewarded with a position as a KGB officer in the Soviet intelligence services, eventually becoming the president of Russia.
Why Is Russia in Ukraine?
Russian actions against Ukraine have no legal standing in international law or in the law of war. It’s flat out wrong. Nevertheless, a Russian invasion of Ukraine is taking place and its crucial to attempt to understand how this action is justified in the mind of Russian leadership.
Peaceful Methods of Resolving International Disputes
This article disscusses the amicable methods of settling international disputes.
Revisiting the Ridiculous Tallano Gold of the Marcoses
Not all that glitters is not gold. Some stuff that glitters is just urban myth.
What Are the Roles of International Organizations?
This article discusses the roles International Organizations play globally.
Important Questions to Ask Presidential Candidates in the Philippine Election of 2022
Although the campaign can seem like a circus of advertising, social media, and trolls, I will always vote and urge others to seek out candidates with cosmic wisdom.
Convicted Paedophile Vincent Mckenna AKA 'Irish Observer'
‘Irish Observer’ invariably poses as a supposedly ‘reformed’ former member of the IRA. In fact, by ‘Irish Observer’s own admission, he is a convicted paedophile, Vincent McKenna, who was jailed by Cavan Circuit Court, Ireland, for 6 years on 31 counts of child sex abuse.
Miriam Daly, Irish Republican Socialist Martyr
Miriam Daly grew up in Dublin in the South-East of Ireland, attended University College Dublin (UCD) as both an undergraduate then a postgraduate student, and subsequently became a member of the academic staff, lecturing in Economic History.
Voices From the Grave: The Funeral of David Ervine
"Voices From the Grave" gives two very different accounts of the war in Northern Ireland. The two memoirists also had very different funerals.
Gino Gallagher: Irish Republican Socialist, Revolutionary Tactician and Guerrilla Fighter
Gino Gallagher was the epitome of the urban guerrilla. He was a severe thorn in the side of British Imperialism and their hired proxies.
Does the Great Retreat From Afghanistan Mark the End of the American Era?
It’s a dishonorable end that weakens the U.S. standing in the world, perhaps irrevocably.
Unpacking the Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan: Laws That Cast a Dark Shadow on Life of Minorities
All over the world, 95 people are on death row for blasphemy. Of these, 80+ are from Pakistan, and out of these more than 50% are from the minorities who constitute just 3% of Pakistan's population.
How to Re-Arm the US Navy to Give It a Nuclear Capability
During the Cold War, the United States Navy had a formidable nuclear capable surface fleet. With a new Cold War brewing, it is time to give America's fleet the nuclear punch it once had and keep a strong seaborne deterrent.
Narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
This is a long conflict between the two narratives. The Palestinians want to preserve their story and national identity through cultural actions, while the Israeli occupation authorities try to undermine this narrative and establish it in its place - also through art and culture.
Protestors Prevent Deportation, Showing Scotland Is Not England
May 13th 2021, Glasgow: A local protest stopped a Home Office effort to deport asylum seekers. The police were called and released the men back into the community.
Why Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia Disagree Over the Al Nahda Dam
The whole story: Points of contention between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over the Al Nahda Dam. What do Egypt and Sudan want from Ethiopia? What are the solutions and who has the right to control them?
Is China a Safe Country Despite Police Corruption?
Crime and corruption in China is nothing new however it's been an ongoing problem.
The 3ws—an Overview of the Most Common Regulatory Breaches in Nigeria's Mixed Health System
Government and regulatory bodies must be able to strike the balance between the formulation of policies that are intended to increase the coverage and delivery of health services; and enforcing regulatory controls that limit the spread of harmful medical practices which impair the quality of care.
Nigeria's Local Content Policy and Its Impact on Sustainable Economic Value Creation
The Local Content Policy framework of 2010 that was set up by the Nigerian government to generate and retain local value has been in operation for a decade. This article seeks to dissect the framework, its advantages, its shortcomings and where the Nigerian state stands one decade later.
An Open Letter to Stephen Lecce and the Ford Government
Stop the lying. Stop the spin. We've had enough. Doug Ford and Stephen Lecce are deliberately misleading the public, and they are cutting education and healthcare instead of less vital areas of funding.
The Dilemma of Vulnerability: Risks of Increased Foreign Aid in Africa
What does humanitarianism look like in the wake of globalization? I believe that stopping reliance on foreign aid would never prevent the exploitation of Africa because aid in itself is covered by the seal of humanitarianism.
The Incredible Benefits of a US and China Alliance
War between China and the United States is not inevitable. An alliance of cooperation could usher in a new age of peace and prosperity for the world.
Why We Can't Forgive Turkey for the Armenian Genocide
Germany has apologized for the Nazis, but Turkish authorities have not done the same regarding state-sanctioned genocide. This is why we can never forgive Turkey for their crimes.
Brilliant Disguise: Semi-Authoritarianism & Bonapartism in Panama
General Omar Torrijos, Panama's “maximum leader," brought about the era of the caudillo, and Manuel Noriega continued it with his succession. They were political-military leaders of semi-authoritarian governments, Simón Bolívar’s Bonapartist style of governance, disguised with democratic ideals.
The Euro and the EU Super State
The European Union (EU) made Europe great again in the aftermath of World War II. With the birth of the EU came the birth of a new currency—the euro—which turned out to be a powerful economic tool for EU countries that use it. Will it be used to unify Europe further?
Childhood Memories of the H-Block Hunger Strikes
The Hunger Strike of 1981, which followed the earlier, equally determined but unproductive 1980 Hunger Strike, was the zenith of the blanket and no-wash protests that had begun in 1976 following the summary removal by the British occupational administration of Special Category Status