In the age of Trump and a rising tide of intolerance globally, a universalist outlook that critiques all forms of repression is an important theoretical perspective to adopt.
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Trump’s presidency represents a radical break in international politics. Under Trumpism rules are for losers. Realism has returned, and liberal internationalism is, for now anyway, dead.
As long as the world does not pay attention to the Kashmiri narrative, Kashmir will see many more periods of agitation, disruption and protest.
Unless citizens are willing to problematize their own position, power and safety, they must accept that they are not willing to take the Refugee Question seriously.
If party politics fails again to represent the electorate as in 2016, the only people who will be able to rise above the acrimony will be populists like Donald Trump.
Trump has defied reality by gauging that enough voters will ignore the tide of critics mobilising against him, even a growing number of senior Republican Party figures.
If the EU is to endure, experts need to understand how to recapture the population and divert them away from an empowered, and sometimes dangerous, field of populists.
If Britain abandons reason and principle, we will not be able to reclaim them and we will end up back in a place which we thought Europe had left behind forever.
If turnout is below 60%, Brexit is most likely to happen, while a turnout above 60% will work in favour of Bremain. A major component in this calculation is the behaviour of younger voters.
With Ted Cruz’s exit and Trump becoming the presumptive nominee, the Republican Party establishment have decided to lose the 2016 election.
The revelations of tax avoidance and evasion have struck a chord with many concerned about the impact of austerity and growing inequality. However, little is likely to change.
The story of Jamaica’s efforts to plot a successful path to development highlights that while IMF support is needed to keep the economy solvent, the reforms do little to bring about real change.