Yemen: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Despite what social media and news hubs may imply; the worst humanitarian crisis in the world isn’t the situation in Ukraine. Amongst countries now found on the low human development index[1], the title for “worst humanitarian crisis”[2] belongs to the periled country of Yemen. The Middle Eastern nation-state is going through the worst famine that […]

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Ukraine: Where do things stand now?

The past few weeks have seen heavy fighting across the country, sieges, evidence of war crimes, gains and losses of ground for both sides. The latest evidence suggests the conflict is set to intensify, meanwhile the EU attempts to cut off Russian energy and Finland and Sweden are now considering NATO membership. The Ukrainians held […]

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Low Turnout: Apathy or Protest?

The post-independence political scene in Malta has always shown that an extremely high percentage of the population is interested in their leadership and is willing to go out and vote. This is evident by the continued high voter turnout that the country has experienced, with only the first independent election in 1966 having a voter […]

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The Third Parties. Who are they?

Although the voting system in Malta is somewhat favourable for the creation of a multi-party-political scene in Malta, for several decades, even before our independence, two parties have held an absolute majority within Parliament, the Labour Party and the Nationalist Party. The Democratic Alternative Party (now AD+PD) was also present since its split from the […]

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Putin Won

Putin does not need to invade Ukraine to get what he wants. He’s already won. For weeks running into months now, the Russian president has kept NATO countries on edge, all waiting to see what his next move will be, all ready to drop everything and whizz into diplomatic meetings like dogs waiting to be […]

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Beware of Abela bearing gifts

“Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”. An English phrase referencing the ancient story of the Sack of Troy, when during the Trojan War, the Greeks faked a truce by giving the city of Troy a massive wooden horse, which, after the Trojans got black out drunk celebrating, opened up to reveal Greek soldiers hiding inside, opening […]

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Game over for Boris Johnson?

If there’s ever been a time where the past few months have been an absolute disaster for a British prime minister, it can most certainly be said that this has been the case for Boris Johnson as of late. Having experienced, and in some cases even engineered, one political calamity after another in the past […]

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Where Do We Go From Here?

The Labour Party has gone through major changes in its leadership and its perception. However, what hasn’t changed is the memory people have of all the scandals throughout its time in government, and what happened when they were exposed. We now ask: “What happens next?”

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Changing voter behaviour

There are numerous mental shortcuts we take as human beings. We call these biases and science documents a whole list of them. This article explains how such shortcuts affect elections in Malta, and how I would solve this situation.

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Unto the next interlude

Tippreferi bil-Malti? Aqra l-istess artiklu hawn: Għal waqfa li jmiss In the space of just 8 years, Malta has had a total of 2 prime ministers, 2 general elections and 4 opposition leaders. For a relatively brief period, that sounds like a lot of political change to take in. Much like a theatrical production, the Maltese […]

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Love, Politics and Castration

In 1964, an interviewer asked Hannah Arendt the following question:  “Does not man, as a politically active being, need a commitment to a group? A commitment which they can to some extent be called love? Do you not worry that your attitude could be politically sterile?” Can we be politically active with or without groups? […]

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WTF is: Moneyval?

The infamous Moneyval test has dominated Maltese political discourse for the past year. Aside from whether Malta will pass or not, the process remains a cloudy concept to most. So, wtf is Moneyval?

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KNZ’s EGM – What really happened

Politcal squabbles have been reaching what seems like a rare peak as of late, as a controversial National Youth Council EGM led to accusations of discrimination and voter suppression directed to the event. So amidst the heated reactions and individual rumours, what really went on? Was anyone wrongly censored? What was the event? The National […]

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