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?
As the US heads into yet another presidential election, what lies in store could determine the future of generations, and what’s at stake could set history’s course for a lifetime.Read More Playing to Win
In a reality where the cloud of national pride is increasingly used to cover up the oceans of underlying issues beneath, one ought to consider how recognising a problem is better than pretending it doesn’t exist.Read More In Defence of Grech’s Unpatriotic Sentiment
Things may finally be taking a turn in Belarus, as protests have gripped the nation, demanding the end of the authoritarian regime. Why did these protests start, and what does the future entail for Russia’s favourite ally?Read More Belarus: The Last European Dictatorship
This pandemic is no excuse to not hold Robert Abela’s feet, and those of other politicians, to the fire of public scrutiny, and it should not be, as it is certainly not abnormal in this case, or in any other.Read More Real Leadership is forged in Crisis
Erica Chenoweth stated that it only takes 3.5% of the population to ensure a nationwide political shift-
What was Lowell’s last vote share? 3.5%Read More From Norman to Normal – How a Week changed the Nation
The world is in the throes of the most serious health crisis in a century. In the blink of an eye, societies have seen the most basic norms overridden, the ‘normal’ put on hold.Read More Politics and Crisis: Imagining the New Normal
Why are we stuck with two tribes controlling the totality of our country, which continue to poison our state?Read More Why do Third Parties consistently Implode?
‘Populism’. Perhaps many of us are simply more than a little sick and tired of the phrase by now, reminded as we are on a daily basis of the potentially toxic combination of xenophobia, climate-denial and social media. But if we are to ever stop reading about populism, perhaps we need to devote time to […]Read More Voice of the People: Democracy, Brexit & Populism
Imagine a world where the worst people you know of, ever to have sauntered the Earth, weren’t that bad. Imagine the likes of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, even Mao Zedong, the unmitigated evils, the people whose minds’ unparalleled amorality was corrupted to such an extent that killing was first nature and life was but a […]Read More Pol Pot: The lesser known genocidist of Southeast Asia
Brexit, Brexit, Brexit. Yes, this is another article about Brexit and the complete disaster the inept British government is creating for itself. But rather than looking at Brexit as a catastrophe, I suggest we look at it as a saviour to us all. By us I mean those who will remain in the European Union, […]Read More Thank you, England, for taking one for the team!
In the aftermath of the European parliamentary elections and the recent political crises engulfing countries across Europe, some political leaders have opted to remain in their positions, while others have recognised the bigger responsibility they have towards their constituents and those who they serve, as opposed to simply satisfying themselves and those closest to them. […]Read More Taking Responsibility
As seen by the huge number of citizens who chose not to pick up their votes, and those who chose to abstain from voting or nullify their vote in the last election, there is clearly something wrong with today’s political system.Read More Machiavellian: What’s wrong with today’s politics?
Let us return for a moment, if anyone can yet bear to do so, to 2016. Amidst the shock that rippled through much of the world following the election of Donald Trump to the American presidency, somewhere there factored the horrific realisation that a reality TV star, the man behind a programme attractive principally for […]Read More Zelensky and the Politics of Entertainment
In times of elections, more often than not do we hear politicians talking about the responsibilities which they will assume should they be entrusted with the position in public office which they are campaigning for by means of a majority of citizens voting for them. Amongst all the duties which elected officials have, one of […]Read More Knowing when you’re right, but accepting when you’re wrong
A healthy democracy comprises of quite a few major characteristics. Examples of these include freedom of expression and universal suffrage. However, another very important characteristic is the government and its leaders being held accountable for their actions. Unfortunately, this concept is often overlooked by Maltese citizens and voters.Read More Why Adrian Delia Should Resign
Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the 2017 French presidential election was widely regarded as a victory for liberal Europe, for the European Union and, potentially, for the concept of Europe itself. The populist tide, which had run almost unhindered from Brexit into Trump, had been – it seemed – stemmed. And yet, just a year and a half on from […]Read More En Marche: Macron’s Rise to Power
We often hear the word ‘freedom’ uttered in speeches given by politicians and lobby groups whose aim is to convince people, that through the support of certain political decisions or actions, citizens of a country would be able to achieve a state of enhanced freedom. However this state of ‘enhanced freedom’ is very rarely described […]Read More Outlining freedom in politics
The deputy governor of the reserve bank of India, Viral Acharya came out saying earlier this week that undermining the independence of the Indian central bank could be potentially catastrophic, in his own words. Understandably so, but what caused this threat and how is India reacting?Read More India’s Fiscal Civil War
Time after time we repeatedly hear politicians pompously announcing a rise in GDP figures. They show us an escalating digit or a graph with increasingly larger bars and nod our heads in acknowledgement that they have indubitably conducted a good deed for us all. But have we ever really understood what GDP really means? How […]Read More Conventional Politics’ Own Pot of Gold