In this article, B. Kal Munis explores both troubling and positive developments from the recent Balkan flood, an event largely ignored in Western media. In the aftermath of the disaster, inept government responses and media censorship have combined with local generosity and inter-ethnic cooperation, illustrating the problems and prospects for the future of the former Yugoslavian states.
Rudolf Ondrich argues that media reporting on terrorism, far from being unbiased and impartial, helps to propagate elite governmental interests. The result of this is media coverage that wildly distorts the actual factual record. In order to establish his point, Rudolf applies the propaganda model coined in by Edward Herman and Noam Chomesky on three case studies: (a) Israeli attack on Gaza Strip in 2009, (b) US backed genocide in Nicaragua in early 80s and (c) US-led war against Iraq in the aftermath of the 9/11.
Is the idea of a secular India merely a ‘chimera’? Alochonaa CEO discusses the reasons why Modi proved to be so successful in India’s election and probes whether or not Modi’s alleged role in the 2002 Gujrat riot will instil a culture of fear into India’s minorities?
The American Political Scientist Kenneth Waltz in his 1981 controversial paper ‘The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: More May Be Better’ argued that proliferation of nuclear weapons would discourage countries to engage in a nuclear war as the cost of conflict would be too high to be profitable. In this essay Liam Maddrell rejects Kenneth Walz and explains why Waltz was wrong.
In this article Dr. Simon Leitch assesses the role of NATO and economic sanctions in the Ukraine crisis. He concludes that economic interdependence will insulate Russia from serious economic consequences whilst attempts by NATO to interject itself into the situation are misguided and doomed to fail.
Mustafa Zaidi* explores the political landscape of India in the lead up to the 2014 general election. Through the analysis of the Indian Congress Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party & the Aam Aadmi Party, Mustafa shares his vision of India’s political future.