Tag: democracy

Somalia Elects “Cheese” to the Presidency

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Somalia has been stuck in a consistent cycle of chaos and disorder for nearly three decades, but on Wednesday, February 8th, a glimmer of hope for a more stable and less bloody future emerged when small group of politicians elected…

A Democracy in Dissolution

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It is interesting to note that in Turkish there are two words for peace. The first, barış, denotes reconciliation and togetherness. The second, huzur, has connotations of tranquility and stability, but not harmony or justice. This latter is the word…

Keeping Up with the Parks: All You Need to Know About Korea’s New Reality Show

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A whole new bewitching Korean soap opera has completely redefined horizons for many K-drama fans worldwide. With unthinkable plot twists and a cast like never seen before, this scandalous reality series is fast-paced, provocative, and painfully nonfictional. Just in case…

Trump v. United States (2017): An Assault on Democracy

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Last February, I authored a piece describing how anti-establishment rhetoric in the 2016 election primaries would not drastically alter American political parties in the long term. Due to extreme political polarization across the American political landscape and the lack of realignment…

The Passing of the King: Thailand’s New Era

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The recent passing of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has thrust the country into a period of mourning, leaving its people shocked and uncertain about the future lying ahead. King Bhumibol died at the age of 88 on October 14. His was…