China and a Renewed Transatlantic Alliance

The European Union is, as so often, attempting a difficult balancing act, oscillating between economic interests and a value-based foreign policy. Shortly after the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) was announced to be concluded in principle, it already seems…

India’s Crackdown on Freedom of Information during the Pandemic:

Since the start of the pandemic, many countries have been accused of falsifying statistics and silencing whistleblowers; however, unsurprisingly, most of those countries were already infamous for curbing free speech even before the pandemic.  So, how did the pandemic worsen…

How Liberal Governments are Failing the People of Myanmar — and What to Do about It

As you, my dear reader, probably know, a military coup took place in Myanmar in February. Although, you, just like me, might have been too focused on the latest updates following the controversies regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine to dive deep…

A Bad Time to be a Liberal in Turkey!

The authoritarian regime of Erdogan has begun to increase its oppression of LGBTQ+ members and university students, reaching a level that carrying the LGBTQ+ flags are now deemed to be a  criminal offense by law enforcement. The appointment of a…

Examining the Relationship Between Defunding the Police and Private Gun Ownership

If the horrific events of March 2021 are any indication, gun control is set to remain a hotbed issue in the US for the foreseeable future. In just seven days, the nation experienced a surge of gun violence, bookended by…

Interview with Barna Bíró from Momentum Tizen X, a Candidate for the Hungarian Parliament

Part 2 – Read Part 1 here How many members of Momentum Tizen X joined a race for the seats in the Parliament? Is it challenging to engage youth in politics? Not all the candidates of Momentum are declared yet,…

Have Racial Hate Crimes in the UK Increased in Numbers, or is it Just our Awareness Being Heightened?

Anyone studying, or who has recently graduated, in the UK will know of the recent crime against a ‘beloved[1]’ professor of financial management in Southampton. Peng Wang was out jogging at around 4pm, when four White younger men drove up…

Interview with Barna Bíró from Momentum Tizen X, a Candidate for the Hungarian Parliament

Part 1 Let’s start our Libel investigation about young political leaders of the European Union. Could you please tell us about Momentum Tizen X – what kind of people your members are and what projects do you work on? First…

Viktor Orbán and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy

In her book `Twilight of Democracy`, the author Anne Applebaum takes a closer look at the rise of new authoritarianism in the world. One of the most interesting aspects of her work is her insight on how intellectuals and politicians,…