Confronting The World’s Water Crises

The shortage of water around the world increasingly presents a geopolitical and security issue as well as an environmental one. Across the world, record heatwaves, dry seasons and unseasonable warmth are wreaking havoc on water supplies. Many areas of the world find themselves in drought conditions the likes of which they have not seen in […] Read more

21 Lessons For The 21st Century: An Ominous Warning For The Future Of Liberal Democracies

Yuval Noah Harari’s “21 Lessons For The 21st Century” argues that the continued dominance of liberal democratic politics cannot be taken for granted. Recent debates about liberalism do not sound very promising. Historically, there have been periods of liberal ideas being on retreat and enjoying less support, such as during the 1930s. However, the main […] Read more

Has Facebook’s Indiscriminate Banning And Arbitrary Moderation Killed Its Appeal?

Facebook’s “Community Standards” aim to combat “hate speech”: but arbitrary and unappealable decisions are deterring users from sharing on the platform. Facebook’s a global phenomenon — the fastest growing, largest social network in history. It unites families & friends like nothing that has gone before it. It generates enormous revenues, and is investing huge sums […] Read more

Will the Rise of Sinophobia Backfire on the Islamic World?

With China’s ascendancy to global superpower status, incidences of anti-Chinese sentiment are sure to increase. However, China will not remain idle. In the far West of China lies the region of Xinjiang, also referred to as East Turkestan. Xinjiang is the traditional homeland of the Uyghur people, a Turkic ethnic group with an identity, culture, […] Read more