PARIS | Friday night: Europe’s brightest city falls into terror’s darkness. More than 120 people unjustifiably lose their lives. They were out: watching a game, attending a concert, eating at their favourite restaurant, proposing to their future partner. They lost their lives at the hands of hateful religious extremists with warped ideas about the world. What happened? […]Read More Paris: Obscurity, Intricacy and Terror
Northern Irish politics are at risk of creating a vicious cycle of unemployment and sectarian violence for our youth. These are the people of the future- and they are being overruled by concerns and politicians who belong in the past.Read More Northern Ireland is Not in Crisis- It is a System of Crisis
As a Lebanese growing up watching Lebanon’s history unfold from the outside I can only ask myself this one question; how many times can my people make the same mistake? They complain all day, yet when it’s time to take matters into their own hands and elect the people who will hold their lives in their hands for the next 4 years, they resort to the same warlords and “people” who have run our country into the ground systematically for almost a century.Read More Fool me once shame on you, Fool me twice shame on me
In the Case of Greece, Everyone is Wrong (And Right) For the past 5 years, I’ve seen my own opinion on Greece and the Greek crisis constantly shift. First I was harsh, Professor VanDeveer had made it clear at my time at Harvard, that the Ancient Athenians were very harsh to the Melians (see “Melian Dialogue”). […]Read More Enough: In the Case of Greece, Everyone is Wrong
A confusing infographic representing a confusing referendum, voted for by a confused nation.Read More Infographic: What was Greece voting for?
The METAPHOR You’ve lost your job, your child was given a detention, you’ve had a drink or two. Your partner tries to be supportive but in the heat of the previous events you begin to question your relationship, everything your partner does is wrong, stinks, is unfair – but you have a child together. You […]Read More Greece seeking space to breathe
I’m Greek. I’ve never lived in this country. I was born here though. I grew up away from Greece. Like most of us, Greeks who grow up abroad, we are taught, from a very young age to love our country, our history, our culture – sometimes, very often actually, too much. A myth is created […]Read More Envision Greece and its future
Continuing to enlarge the European Union’s borders, expanding its political union and introducing new policies and agendas to extend the relationships between EU countries should and is a political priority. But how can the Commission and the governments of each member-state continue to work towards its evolution when the people are not driven or in […]Read More Sustaining European growth and integration within the current EU context
In his speech following yesterdays election, Prime Minister-elect Alexis Tsipras sailed between big promises of European unity, national reconstruction and reforms and policies that will help Greece and the EU move towards a more prosperous relationship. But how many of its promises can the leftist party accomplish? Syriza and Alexis Tsipras have promised to work on what they […]Read More Promised hope returns as Greece votes Left
They were stolen from Greece in the 19th century by, Thomas Bruce, or as Greeks call him “Lord Elgin“. Since 1836, the Greek government has fought, through diplomatic missions, for the return of the Parthenon marbles and it has been remained the most important disagreement between the two countries, Greece and the United Kingdom. The Parthenon […]Read More The Return Of The Parthenon Marbles To Athens A Hitlerian Agenda?
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Have you ever wondered how the media chooses what to write about and what to cover? To answer that we have to go back and define what the media means to the world today, which is nothing. The […]Read More Ignorance in the Media Deriving directly from the ignorance within us.
Dear Friend, Yeah I’m talking to you. I hear you think of Brazil and think of beaches, girls in heels, football tricks, oversized asses and endless partying. Sorry to ruin your dream, but the party is over. It has probably been over for many years but you haven’t been told. Here we export, we do […]Read More A letter from Brazil
The first kind of democracy was the Athenian form of government created in city-state of Greece, Athens. Since then we’ve come a long way, democracy has spread almost all around the world and has paved a new way, away from the authoritarian ideologies of the past. Yet, there is a great disaffection with some of […]Read More Political Parties – Destroying Democracy?
Comedian Russel Brand has never voted, and he can definitely back up this position. Not much to say here, he covers it.Read More Comedian Russell Brand expresses his political beliefs in a must-watch video!
In these days of conflict and war in the Middle-East, it may be time to look at the situation by stepping back from the current events and distinguish the underlying trends affecting the region from the immense and continuous flow of information the media throw at our faces everyday on Syria, Egypt and Iran. One […]Read More Geopolitics of Islam, the current Shia-Sunni relations