Jon Kofas proposes a grim future of America after the 2016 election. He argues that polarisation in the US society will continue and it will become much worse after the next deep recession in the US because the political economy is increasingly serving a much narrower social base than it has since the 1920s.
Rene Wadlow argues that as the world attention has focused on the conditions in the besieged cities of Aleppo and Mosul in Syria and Iraq, there are propositions for humanitarian corridors which could be facilitated by Non-governmental organizations.
Deepanshu Kabdola offers a comprehensive analysis of Indo-China trade and its multifaceted manifestation and implication.
Sam Jahan, an AFP journalist shares his experience of a heartbreaking story of a Rohingya infant while covering the persecuted migrants’ exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh
The rise of right-wing political populism and rhetoric: is the fear of liberal progress rational or irrational?
Samuel Glen argues that left-wing pundits often characterises the rise of right-wing populist parties as irrational. Typically, this is because conservatives do not subscribe to the same worldview as liberals but that is not irrational. The support for parties or movements like Trump’s are rational responses to changing conditions, and it is these movements which will provide the ultimate test for liberalism itself.
Tim LaRocco argues exclusively for Alochonaa that Donald Trump was the target of ridicule during the election campaign, yet he now stands poised to enter the presidency. His campaign certainly was unconventional but it struck a chord with a large number of voters dissatisfied with the failed policies of the current establishment. Across issues such as trade, immigration and foreign policy, Trump differentiated himself from Clinton and it paid dividends. However, Tim LaRocco opines that “Mr. Trump will soon find out that running for president and being president are two completely different things”.