Professor Damien Kingsbury who was a member of the Australian election observer mission in Myanmar shares what the observer mission thinks about Myanmar’s election.
Dr. Lee Morgenbesser of Griffith University argues that Myanmar is holding elections, but like the many other authoritarian regimes that do so, it isn’t for democratic reasons and regime change remains highly unlikely
In this strong analysis, Arifuzzaman Tuhin argues that the West must do more to help Bangladesh properly address the rise of extremism within its borders.
Brian J. Grim, president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, argues that : “reports of the death of organized religion have been exaggerated. According to recent research, the growth of religious populations worldwide is projected to be 23 times larger than the growth of the unreligious between 2010 and 2050.”
Are our politicians, leaders of hope, or are they just hope-less? Sean Barry argues the election of Justin Trudeau is an example of the election of a government promising hope, rather than fear and divisiveness.
Osama Al Mahdi, an Assistant Professor at Bahrain University argues that: “Class is a defining characteristic of modern society, though the meaning and significance of class has changed over time. From Marx to contemporary sociologists, class has maintained its fascination in social science, and the continued effects of class systems still shape our experience and chances of succeeding in life.”
Mohammed Ansar explains how Donald Trump and Ben Carson have failed ‘The Islamophobia Test’ and how American history and John Locke’s influence on the Founding Fathers and US constitution, is inextricably and undeniably, linked to Islam.