Modern-Day Slavery in the Arab States
The Kafala system was created to supply cheap labor to meet the demands of the fast growing economies of the oil-rich Middle East. The system gives the employer power to detain the worker until the end of the contract period, leading to abuse and denial of basic human rights.
Nation and Nationalism Defined in Philippine Context
Explore the concept of nation and nationalism in the context of Philippine nationhood.
Animal Farm and Russian Disinformation
George Orwell’s insightful novella allegorically describes what the world faced in his time and what we face today. Disinformation by Russia has been damaging democracy from the time of Stalin through Putin's cyber attacks on the West today.
The New Drug Manufacturing Landscape Under Post-Brexit Trade Rules
This article discusses Brexit’s current impact on UK drug companies and takes stock of progress on new regulations, market access strategy and pharmacovigilance since the end of the transition period.
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 courage and determination of the women who joined the National Movement are an inspiration to India. The stories of these women must be told often to awaken the spirit of patriotism in the young 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 it's crucial to attempt to understand how this action is justified in the mind of the 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. Sometimes, things that glitter are just urban myths. Here's what you need to know about the Tallano gold of the Marcoses.
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 Philippine election seems like nothing more than a circus of advertising, social media, and trolls, I will always vote and urge others to seek out candidates with cosmic wisdom.
Why Some Believe China Will Conquer Taiwan by 2025
There are many signs that some sort of conflict with China over Taiwan will come to pass by 2025. Could this really happen? What is the US plan to prevent this from occurring?
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 the convicted paedophile Vincent McKenna, who was jailed by Cavan Circuit Court, Ireland, for six 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 and 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. Here's what you need to know about the funeral of David Ervine.
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. Here's what you need to know about this infamous fighter.
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.
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. What happened next?
Why Japanese People Are Against the Tokyo Olympics
Should the Olympics be held in Tokyo? Here's one Japanese person's opinion on why the Olympics should be moved somewhere else.
Everything You Need to Know About the Conflict in Tigray
Curious about what's going on in Ethiopia? Check out this overview of the civil war in the Ethiopian region of Tigray.
Is China a Safe Country Despite Police Corruption?
Crime and corruption in China are nothing new. It's been an ongoing problem. But is China safe in the face of extreme police corruption? Here's what you need to know.
Nigeria's Local Content Policy and Its Impact on Sustainable Economic Value Creation
The Local Content Policy framework of 2010, set up by the Nigerian government to generate and retain local value, has been in operation for a decade. Confused? This article dissects 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 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' crimes against humanity, but can Turkish authorities say the same regarding their state-sanctioned genocide? Here is why we can never forgive Turkey for its 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
Revisionism and the Politics of James Connolly
Connolly's Republican Socialism, his militant trade unionism, his adherence to Marxism, his membership in the Irish Socialist Republican Party and his rejection of one-dimensional nationalism: these are irrefutable and uncomfortable truths for those who have attempted to hijack his legacy.