With the dust of the snap election finally beginning to settle, and all the calamity that has transpired since that fateful day, I feel it is an adequate time to recap and consolidate some of the outcomes and events since, while providing an outlook for what it may mean for the country. As many of you may know, the snap election was abysmal for the … Continue reading The Aftermath: British Politics
By now, it is established wisdom that the age of globalization is coming towards an end and is being replaced with hardliner policies- much of which adhere to protectionism and other populist movements. These policies have significantly altered the current political landscape as we know it. Showing first signs in the Brexit vote and then electing President Trump only to go back to European elections … Continue reading Decoding the Populist Wave
Introduction The threats of terrorism over Southeast Asia has never been new to the region, but with such groups like ISIS, this is another question to answer over what is going on in the region. In fact, the rise of ISIS in Southeast Asia seriously threatens the security of all regions in the area. So why does it happen? Islam has been introduced to the … Continue reading ISIS Continues To Threaten Geopolitical Security Throughout Eurasia
A few months ago, I asked my teacher about the entire crisis emerging in the Middle East. I wondered why the USA intruded between Kuwait and Iraq and declared a war. President Bush had an inane reason for this Persian Gulf War, “it was a help to Iraq.” How can someone help any country by waging a war? I asked my teacher the reason for … Continue reading North Pole Politics
The Rise of Globalization and Internationalism We are at a moment that would best be termed the twilight of globalization, and this is because of the sharp rise in the far-right’s popularity in the West and their favoritism shown to economic protectionism. If they continue to achieve the kind of success that they have been having in the past few years, then the internationalism that … Continue reading Post-Globalization Regionalism: How The European Political Landscape Will Soon Be Changed Forever
The Youth Journal has covered the Qatar crisis extensively here. Qatar, Iran, and Turkey have been widely discussed in the media over the last few days. Can these three countries become allies in the near future? Why are Iran and Turkey helping Qatar? What will this relationship yield on a global scale? To answer these questions, we need to take a deep look at each … Continue reading Qatar, Iran, Turkey: New Alliance?
What do you call a country who has experienced a second recession in less than ten years? Disaster? I call it South Africa. Yes, you read it right. South Africa is now officially in its first recession since 2009 after gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 0.7% in the first quarter of the year, following a 0.3% contraction in the last quarter of 2016. But … Continue reading South Africa: Second recession in less than a decade