INSURGENT POLITICAL PARTIES IN EUROPE (4)

hen the far left Syriza party won in Greece earlier this year, many predicted a political earthquake shattering the political stability of Europe. Economic austerity and high unemployment suggested anti-establishment politicians might be about to…

DEMOCRACY TESTED IN TUNISIA

all 22 countries to have experienced the effects of the 2011 Arab Spring, one country stands alone as not having fallen into chaos or returned to an authoritarian regime. After successful elections last year, Tunisia…

WHAT’S THE FRACKING DEAL

rom California to New York, American citizens are accepting millions to have wells drilled in their backyards with a disclaimer of shaky cabinets and contaminated water. These payments come from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which…

GUILTY CHARITY

eople today have become desensitized to the appeals of numerous charities and organizations. Think about the last time that you actually paid attention to a billboard or an emotional commercial asking you to send money…

OIL MARKET: WINNERS AND LOSERS

audi Arabia, with the support of the Persian Gulf emirates, used to be considered the swing producer of the global oil market. Due to its enormous oil production capacity, it could adjust its output to…

TECH WORLD DOMINATION

ilicon Valley is known for its cutting edge developments in the technology industry, but what people are unaware of is the endless ambition of these companies to bring their product to the whole world. Apple,…

THE GERMAN EMPIRE

many years, it was primarily Germany that obsessed over its guilt-ridden past. Increasingly, other nations are joining in. People have begun referring to Germany as the “Fourth Reich”, a reference to Germany’s Nazi history. Is…

INSURGENT POLITICAL PARTIES IN EUROPE (3)

years ago, the Front National (FN) leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, shocked the world by reaching the run-off in the presidential election of 2002. Now, his daughter Marine came first in last year’s European elections. The…

NO END IN SIGHT FOR SYRIA

our years ago this week, the events of the Arab Spring plunged Syria into a brutal civil war that, to this day, is tearing the country and its people apart. To date, the conflict has…

THE COWARDLY LION HUNTER

top tourist attraction in South Africa is Moreson Ranch where visitors can pet and feed lion cubs, a once in a lifetime opportunity to come face-to-face with an illustrious animal from story books and Disney…