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, the title for “worst humanitarian crisis” belongs to the periled country of Yemen. The Middle Eastern nation-state is going through the worst famine that […]Read More Yemen: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis
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 […]Read More Ukraine: Where do things stand now?
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 […]Read More Low Turnout: Apathy or Protest?
Despite being the “day of reflection”, political advertisement is still going as if the campaign hasn’t ended.Read More “Day of Silence”
With today being the final day of the election campaign, what’s happened, and where do PL and PN stand?Read More PN vs PL: Where does the duopoly stand?
The Russia-Ukraine conflict has been consuming our newsfeed for the past few weeks, and in the chaos of it all, it’s easy to forget what exactly kindled this conflict. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has thrown the two countries into a large-scale, deadly conflict, with a humanitarian catastrophe looming. But, aside from the broader […]Read More War In Europe: Retracing the Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back
What was the leaders’ debate in a while, was the first of four major debates for the 2022 election campaign which took place at the University of Malta, with all of them including Prime Minister and PL leader, Robert Abela, and Leader of the Opposition and PN leader, Bernard Grech. However, the debate which took […]Read More The University Election Leaders Debate: A retrospect
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 […]Read More The Third Parties. Who are they?
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 […]Read More Putin Won
“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 […]Read More Beware of Abela bearing gifts
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 […]Read More Game over for Boris Johnson?
All eyes now turn to the Social Spending bill debates, and the role that both parties, as well as the the Presidency, will play in its destiny.Read More The Biden Enigma – What has he done?
After 16 years of Angela Merkel as Chancellor, what does the new government look like, and what can we expect from a Merkel-less Germany?Read More Post-Merkel Germany: 5 Key Points
Having incurred a considerable electoral defecit at the ballot box, when and how will the Nationalist Party recover?Read More From the starting line
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?”Read More Where Do We Go From Here?
The justice system is the only mechanism humankind developed to fight the curse of the fifth deadly sin – wrath. ⚡ If it doesn’t work, we don’t just lose the system. We lose any attempt at democracy.Read More Think justice exists in Malta? Think again!
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.Read More Changing voter behaviour
Il-ħsieb tal-partiti għandu jinbidel f’wieħed ta’ pjan għal futur ta’ pajjiżna.Read More Għal waqfa li jmiss
The IPCC report recently published gives a very bleak assessment of our current climate condition, and warns of the worldwide consequences to come.Read More Climate Change: You and your children are doomed
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 […]Read More Unto the next interlude
With the US pushing for the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, which started February of last year, the country has slowly but surely started to fall back into the hands of the Taliban, the terrorist group the US wanted to get rid of after the Twin towers fell, and the whole reason there were […]Read More Afghanistan: Back in Taliban Hands
If you’re reading this article, you have access to internet, and if you have access to internet, you’ve surely seen thousands of posts on social media, and some might have been your own. But beyond the cacophony of trends and pseudo-morality, do you really know what the conflict is all about?Read More WTF is: Israel-Palestine Conflict
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? […]Read More Love, Politics and Castration
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?Read More WTF is: Moneyval?
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 […]Read More KNZ’s EGM – What really happened