SPOTLIGHT

International Political Forum Iraq

Iraq, ISIS, And The War On Terror: Why We Must Face This Threat Head On.

In 2004, the BBC released filmmaker Adam Curtis’s documentary, The Power of Nightmares. In its three episodes, he carefully and convincingly made the case for the threat of international terrorism being greatly exaggerated; In the light of recent events in Iraq, however, this conclusion is quite simply dated. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria […]

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Can Military Robots Adopt Ethical Standards?

In recent years, the massive and controversial use of drones in U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan has fueled an intense debate. But this controversy is only the tip of the iceberg: the development of standalone and remote-controlled machines is but the prelude to the rise of military robotics, a field that involves all […]

International Political Forum Development

Time To Re-Politicise Private Property

The tenants of private property remain a guiding and integral component in the continued status of liberalism. This is irrespective of the different ways liberalism has manifested itself across the globe. While liberal policies are applied differently, rights to private property remain of intrinsic worth and value. But why do most societies continue to agree […]

Klausen-D6 Politics

An Independent Scotland To Become A Nordic Country?

In the months leading up to the Scottish Independence Referendum on September 18th, where Scotland will decide whether to remain a part of the United Kingdom or become an independent country, MP and Scottish National Party (SNP) spokesperson Angus Robertson has argued an independent Scotland should join the Nordic Council. He previously stated to the […]

International Political Forum Asia

Activist Blogger in Vietnam Gets 3 Years Behind Bars for ‘Obstructing Traffic’

A court has sentenced prominent Vietnamese activist blogger Bui Thi Minh Hang to three years in prison for posing a “serious obstruction to traffic.” Her two other companions, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh and Nguyen Van Minh, received sentences of 2 years and 2.5 years, respectively. The three were among the 21 arrested last February while riding motorbikes […]


 
 
 

 
International Political Forum

Iraq, ISIS, And The War On Terror: Why We Must Face This Threat Head On.

In 2004, the BBC released filmmaker Adam Curtis’s documentary, The Power of Nightmares. In its three episodes, he carefully and convincingly made the case for the threat of international terrorism being greatly exaggerated; I...
by Simon Fraser
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Can Military Robots Adopt Ethical Standards?

In recent years, the massive and controversial use of drones in U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan has fueled an intense debate. But this controversy is only the tip of the iceberg: the development of standalone a...
by Charlie Hilton
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International Political Forum

Time To Re-Politicise Private Property

The tenants of private property remain a guiding and integral component in the continued status of liberalism. This is irrespective of the different ways liberalism has manifested itself across the globe. While liberal policies...
by Joe Corry-Roake
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Klausen-D6

An Independent Scotland To Become A Nordic Country?

In the months leading up to the Scottish Independence Referendum on September 18th, where Scotland will decide whether to remain a part of the United Kingdom or become an independent country, MP and Scottish National Party (SNP...
by Linn Kristin Klausen
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International Political Forum

Activist Blogger in Vietnam Gets 3 Years Behind Bars for ‘Obstructing Traffic’

A court has sentenced prominent Vietnamese activist blogger Bui Thi Minh Hang to three years in prison for posing a “serious obstruction to traffic.” Her two other companions, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh and Nguyen Van Minh, re...
by Global Voices
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Meet The Woman That Spent 10 Days In An Insane Asylum To Change Journalism Forever

When Elizabeth Cochran was just twenty years old she read a particularly upsetting editorial in her local paper entitled What Girls Are Good For. In short, the column effectively considered the answer to be nothing.  Eliza...
by Abby Norman
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