Following Russia Would Lead Europe Back to 1914

May 24, 2019

Vladimir Putin’s divide-and-conquer strategy has attracted a dyspeptic band of right-wing populists, euroskeptics and neo-Nazis, who will likely capture a large share in the European Parliament elections this week. Europe is voting in the much-anticipated elections this week to elect a new...

How Will Slovakia Vote in the European Elections?
May 24, 2019

How Will Slovakia Vote in the European Elections?

Rodrigo Duterte Profits from Democracy Fatigue
May 24, 2019

Rodrigo Duterte Profits from Democracy Fatigue

Whether You Like It or Not, Narendra Modi Is Here to Stay
May 23, 2019

Whether You Like It or Not, Narendra Modi Is Here to Stay

Like Ancient Greece, Modern Society Is Still Enthralled by Demagogues

Like Ancient Greece, Modern Society Is Still Enthralled by Demagogues

May 23, 2019

Judging by the success of populist parties around the world, their demagoguery works. In thinking about the rise of populism against centrist politics today, it is interesting to remind ourselves that similar divisions occurred in Ancient Greek philosophy. Aristotle, who lived in the 3rd...

In Defense of Facebook’s “Ban” of the Far Right’s Dirty Dozen

In Defense of Facebook’s “Ban” of the Far Right's Dirty Dozen

May 23, 2019

In banning the far right from its platform, Facebook acted like a responsible media provider. In April, Facebook announced its decision to “ban” 12 UK-based individuals and organizations linked to the radical right. Arguing that each sought to "spread hate," Facebook explained that the...

Sri Lanka’s Persecuted Muslims Are Turning Radical

Sri Lanka’s Persecuted Muslims Are Turning Radical

May 23, 2019

After decades of persecution by the Sinhalese and Tamils, Sri Lanka’s Muslims are abandoning local syncretic Islam and turning to a more radical version. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks across Sri Lanka. This raises many questions about the...

Is Theresa May about to Cry “Mayday”?

Is Theresa May about to Cry “Mayday”?

May 23, 2019

Theresa May has tried one more time after trying again and again, and to her surprise, she has failed yet again. British Prime Minister Theresa May appears mystified. But at least, after so many attempts, she is now in a position to tell us why everyone else is wrong and how pitiful the outcome...

Will Agricultural Technology Keep Food on Our Plates?

Will Agricultural Technology Keep Food on Our Plates?

May 22, 2019

When it comes to agricultural technology, business opportunity is filling the void left by political inertia. Last month, Extinction Rebellion activists around the world triggered days of protests to end what they call criminal inaction by the world’s governments on climate and ecological...