Category World

New Kids on the Block

In my previous article a week ago, I wrote on celebrity politicians not being a new phenomenon, and drew parallels with mainstream career politicians such as Angela Merkel. As it turns out, in the time since the article was released, a campaign committee has sprung up in support of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson running for President in 2020, and Kid […]

Enough With The Celebrity Leaders, Please

We’ve pretty much hit rock bottom with Donald Trump, so why do we still believe celebrity politicians are the answer? As it turns out, Kanye West isn’t the only celebrity planning on making a bid for the 2020 presidency. Barely 7 months into his tenure as President of the United States, Donald Trump has already launched his reelection campaign, even […]

Measuring Development by Happiness

Day in and day out, more often than not our life follows the same pattern albeit with hiccups along the way. At least for myself and many other Average Joes out there, the equation of life is as direct as “you win some, and you lose some”. Our daily routine demands us to repeat the […]

The Contemporary Challenges of the Muslim World: An Awakening of Islam and the Middle East

*This article was written for my Jurisprudence paper in close reference to the book by Professor Tariq Ramadan entitled The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East We live in interesting times whereby for the longest period of times since the independence from Western colonisation, the Middle East is undergoing an irreversible democratisation process. Although […]

Ideological Paralysis; Lessons from Americans

The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has elicited outpourings of grief and bewilderment, prompting many to question the culture and conditions of a society in which something so terrible could be allowed to happen. 26 people dead, 20 of whom were children in what were supposed to be the most innocent and secure years of […]