Liam Maddrell evaluates the merit of the ‘American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017 placed to revoke US sponsorship of and partnership with the United Nations. Maddrell argues that the next four years will require unparalleled vigilance from not only Americans, but also from the wide world.
Parag Khanna explain why he thinks America needs to graduate from indirect democracy to direct technocracy.
Dr. Danny Cooper argues that Trump’s rise to the top of the Republican Party presidential race has shocked many pundits but the wave of anti-establishment rage will not take him to the White House. In fact, Trump’s success in mobilising a powerful core constituency in the Republican primaries will only translate to a lower tally in the Electoral College come November.
How did the USA, a state with otherwise high human rights standards and a competitive democratic political system, end up prodding the C.I.A. into torturing people at ‘black sites’? Dr. Danny Coopers, an expert on American politics argues that the answer lies in the combination of the leadership personalities and the unique political situation in the USA after 9/11.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been alerting the American people since August 2014 that the incidents involving police and minorities in America are symptomatic of a militarized police force that reflects a broader mindset on the part of the government. Other media outlets have expressed concerned about the militarized role of the police in a democratic society, and even the Department of Justice has raised concerns about how to deal with the brutal force of police toward minorities. Taking the long view, Jon Kofas argue that the militarized police is a reflection of the evolution of government toward a police state model. Although it is rooted in the early Cold War, this phenomenon evolved gradually after 9/11 in America and it reflects the convergence of foreign and domestic policy of dealing with “potential enemies as terrorists