The free speech argument in Australia has always been skewed. Lacking the confidence, courage and maturity to have a bill of rights that might protect it, Australia’s body politic has stammered its way to the frailest of protections. The Australian High Court has done its small bit to read an […]
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Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV War and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) The R2P is one of the most important features of the post-Cold War global politics and IR regarding the relations of the war with politics that was formalized in 2005, which is focusing when the […]
Although both sides are acting like they’ve moved on after last week’s events, their strategists know better than to naively think that everything will go back to how it was before those 10 ambassadors issued their joint statement. Most observers were surprised by Monday’s diplomatic de-escalation between Turkey and the […]
On Thursday, 30 September 2021, the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee approved the fiscal year 2022 budget for intelligence and intelligence-related activities. These activities cover the work of the Defense Department, the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, […]
Amnesty International’s decision to strip anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny of his so-called “prisoner of conscience” status due to his documented years-long spewing of hate speech discredited his liberal credentials, which in turn triggered the organization’s Western supporters who rely on its designations for soft power purposes to launch ad hominem […]
The Economist writes disapprovingly that the King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, wants to restore an absolute monarchy. The article states that way back in 1932, revolutionaries proclaimed the end of Thailand’s absolute monarchy, and a monument was installed to mark the event. But in December 2018, it was removed. Last […]
The Supreme Court of the United States has barely had time to gather its collective breath this last few days. Among its decisions, including those dealing with President Donald Trump’s financial records, was that of McGirt v Oklahoma. The case furnishes a detailed discussion on the extent Native American self-governance […]
The UK’s imposition of so-called “humanitarian sanctions” against 49 individuals from Myanmar, North Korea, Russia, and Saudi Arabia that it claims are supposedly involved in “human rights abuses” is nothing more than London following its “big brother’s” lead from “across the pond” in the post-Brexit era, proving that the former […]
CNN reported that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned a decision by the International Criminal Court to authorize an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan by US armed forces, the CIA, and the Taliban. “This is a truly breathtaking action by an unaccountable political […]
Against the rapid deterioration of “soft power” and the collapse of liberal ideology in the West, we are starting to see a rather strict censorship being imposed to protect the propaganda machine that has been so painstakingly created. It is under the pretext of curbing fake news that censorship and a transparent micromanagement of the media space is being introduced in the West.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets out an ideal that any responsible person tries to put into practice. But not all evils can be fought at once. It therefore establishes a hierarchy between these rights so that we can make a real difference. In order to better hide their crimes, some powers accuse others of violating human rights.
While the European country insincerely pretends to be a “democracy”, the East Asian one makes no such pretenses and is proud of having a different organizational model, which should be doubly disturbing for any British citizen because it means that their “democratically elected government” is actually less forthcoming about its nationwide surveillance strategy than comparatively more centralized China’s is.