Miscellaneous

Without a Federal-Parliamentary System The Philippines Will Remain a Sham Democracy

Democracy is taken from the ancient Greek word δημοκρατία (dēmokratía) which simply means rule of the people. In order to facilitate this, many different systems have been implemented over the years. Among the most democratic systems ever to be employed was the years with varying degrees of pragmatic success and varying […]

It’s Not Just Trump, China’s Also Making The WTO Irrelevant

China’s pioneering initiative to institutionalize trade rules and dispute mechanisms for its New Silk Road is especially impactful in making the World Trade Organization irrelevant in and of itself, but when combined with Trump’s recent moves away from this globalist body, it has the effect of dealing what might be […]

The Three Seas’ “Via Carpathia” Will Complete The Arctic-Mediterranean Corridor

The Polish-led “Three Seas Initiative” aims to streamline a North-South Corridor from Norway to Greece through the creation of the “Via Carpathia” trade route that would prospectively link with the “Baltic Ring” in order to connect the Arctic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. The southeastern Polish village of Jasionka hosted the […]

Will Interacting With The “Wrong” Post Get You Sent To Facebook Jail?

A recent Reuters report about the supposed prevalence of so-called “fake news” ahead of Mexico’s upcoming election this weekend quotes an anonymous Facebook employee who alleged that people are being paid to like, share, and comment on posts, which disturbingly suggests that the company might take punitive action against users […]

The OPEC+ Format Allows Russia New Ways of Leveraging The United States in The Age of Multipolarity

China and Russia – two superpowers with very difference leverage techniques against US threats  When compared with China, Russia generally has fewer tools at its disposal to leverage US threats, provocations and economic blackmail in the form of sanctions or tariffs. China of course has the ability to outproduce the […]

Swiss Football Team Must be Held Accountable For The Political Provocations of Some Players

Yesterday’s football match between Serbia and Switzerland held in the Russian city of Kaliningrad was notable for the supreme level of intensity on both sides as well as a deeply controversial decision by the referee in the second half of the match. According to a Straits Times report detailing the most […]