The Political Winds of Our Time, They Are A-Changin’

The world is changing – with superpowers stacking the decks against each other, the issue of Crimea and the annexation thereof to Russia has escalated from a geopolitical crisis to a situation of which the consequences threaten to entirely change the political climate we have become accustomed too since the end of the Cold War.… Read More The Political Winds of Our Time, They Are A-Changin’

China, the World’s Largest Economy- With Limits

The commercial Chinese trade in 2013 exceeded, for the first time, 4.000 billion dollars, making the Asian giant the first commercial power in the world. In fact, in 2013 the total exports and imports from China reached USD 4.16 trillion with an increase of 7.6%. More specifically, China’s exports increased by 7.9% to 2.21 trillion dollars… Read More China, the World’s Largest Economy- With Limits

Taiwanese Protesters still Fight…for the Right Cause?

After the demonstrators (most of them students and activists) occupied the Taiwanese Parliament on the 19th of March 2014, and protests are still going on, the government has instructed the police to restore order and clean-up the Parliament from what it described as an “unlawful” act that went against the principle of democracy. The police… Read More Taiwanese Protesters still Fight…for the Right Cause?

Taiwanese Protesters Rebel Against Trade Pact with China

An alarming group of students and demonstrators recently burst into the Taiwanese parliament to protest against the China trade pact. On the evening  of 19th March demonstrators occupied the Taiwanese parliament in order to stop the ruling party, the Chinese Nationalist Party (the KMT, Kuomintang of China, Zhōngguó Guómíndǎng, 中國國民黨) to further proceed with the… Read More Taiwanese Protesters Rebel Against Trade Pact with China

Uganda Goes On with Harsh Anti-Gay Law despite International Political and Religious Claims

On 24 February 2014 the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-gay bill that had already seen the approval by the Parliament in December 2013. The new law allows life imprisonment as the penalty for acts of “aggravated homosexuality” and also criminalizes the “promotion” of homosexuality”, where activists encourage others to come out. The law has been… Read More Uganda Goes On with Harsh Anti-Gay Law despite International Political and Religious Claims