Arab World’s Rising Tides of Secularism

Kuwaiti activist Nasser Dashti confronts the hypocrisy of Salafi/Wahhabi critiques of ISIS and its ideology live on Kuwaiti television. Further, he has the bravery to call for the removal of religion from public life in a country where leaving Islam is punishable by death. Many Reports have documented the growing undercurrent of disillusionment with Theocracy in the Gulf States. And with the rise of social media, … Continue reading Arab World’s Rising Tides of Secularism

Do Millennials Confuse “Clicktivism” with Real Activism?

In this short clip of Intelligence Squared’s debate “Millennials Don’t Stand A Chance” the speakers discuss the modern generations attitude to activism. If Martin Luther King was marching in 2016 would thousands of people click attending on Facebook only not to show up on the day? Has the Millennial generation become more naive by social media or do they have the same traits as previous generations … Continue reading Do Millennials Confuse “Clicktivism” with Real Activism?

The Necessity Of New Ideas

The clock is ticking. Welfare economics has eroded in the West as Multinational Companies have taken full advantage of globalisation and far surpassed the wealth of many democratic States. Conflict & economic insecurity have fuelled the largest mass migration crisis in history. But the question, is this simply the natural consequence of our global economic system? Why do we look at issues of war/economy/migration/climate change … Continue reading The Necessity Of New Ideas

China Enter Syria on Assad’s Side: Is This A World War?

At what point does Syria become a World War? News has emerged today that China has joined a tripartite alliance with Russia & Iran to prevent the fall of Assad in the up until now secular and relatively stable Damascus. China has its own fears that the chaos of jihadist factions ruling various clusters of Syria, would become birth grounds for instability, may spill over … Continue reading China Enter Syria on Assad’s Side: Is This A World War?