Does Foreign Aid To Africa Do More Harm Than Good?

With a heavy heart and good intentions, people from around the world give money away to charities in hopes of bringing greater global prosperity to nations struggling to develop. But does foreign aid to Africa really help? This question is regularly pondered by politicians and economists around the world, but at its core, is highly relative to a number of factors. It’s impossible to say … Continue reading Does Foreign Aid To Africa Do More Harm Than Good?

Iran isn’t what you think it is

     Ever since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Iran has been viewed as an isolated, fundamentalist republic and to be fair there is a thread of truth to that belief. However, Iran is more than just that. They are a nation whose actions have had a great impact on the world stage.      Before the Iranian Revolution, Iran was under absolute monarchy, lead … Continue reading Iran isn’t what you think it is

Al-Qaeda is Back and More Powerful Than Ever

In 2007, US President George W. Bush was confident that “we have a strategy to deal with al-Qaeda in Iraq”. While this strategy was criticized as a result of being unable to achieve the desired result in Iraq, it also completely ignored the rise of al-Qaeda in another corner of the Middle East: Yemen. Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the primary targets of US intervention … Continue reading Al-Qaeda is Back and More Powerful Than Ever

Erdogan’s Trail of Victory Begins With Referendum Success

Founded in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the modern, secular, and democratic Turkey state represented a sharp break from the country’s Ottoman past. While the Ottoman Empire was ruled by a single man, the sultan, with both political and ecclesiastical power (as the caliph of Sunni Islam), the new state was to be the first democracy in the Islamic world. The newly created Grand National … Continue reading Erdogan’s Trail of Victory Begins With Referendum Success

Nano-biotechnology: The new frontier in India-Australia relations.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull inaugurated the world’s most advanced nano-biotechnology research center. Nanotechnology is a part of science and technology about the control of matter on the atomic and molecular scale. In a joint effort to boost education and research in the field of nano-biotechnology in India, TERI and Deakin University, Australia recently launched the world’s most advanced nano-biotech … Continue reading Nano-biotechnology: The new frontier in India-Australia relations.

What if USA left the UN?

Firstly, there is no official way to leave the United Nations. There is simple no clause or article in the UN charter, no resolution and no public statements or procedures regarding withdrawal from the UN. The U.N. Charter deliberately made no provision for the withdrawal of member governments, largely to prevent the threat of withdrawal from being used as a form of political blackmail, or … Continue reading What if USA left the UN?

Should USA exit the Paris Climate Agreement?

The consequences outweigh the benefits by far too much. The Paris Agreement (French: Accord de Paris) is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. I will explore two possible scenarios. USA (informally) stops completing its obligations under the agreement but still stays as an official member. … Continue reading Should USA exit the Paris Climate Agreement?