Category: International

The Attack on Homeschooling is an Attack on Families

Earlier last month, Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Bartholet decided to come out and call for a ban on home-schooling.  Right in the middle of a global pandemic where millions of parents have found themselves having to do just that. To...

/ 02/05/2020

Anti-Americanism is Essential for Anti-Globalism

In August of last year Shannon Airport closed temporarily on account of a fire on an US chartered carrier flying American military personnel to the Middle East. The closure was a stark reminder of the continued presence of American personnel...

/ 11/04/2020

Black and Green: The New Austrian Coalition Examined

Sebastian Kurz has been one of the more intriguing characters to have emerged on the European political scene over the past decade. In 2013, the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) nominated him as Austria’s foreign minister in the then so-called ‘Grand...

/ 11/01/2020

What makes Hillary Clinton or her daughter an authority on “gutsy women”?

Ever since losing the US Presidency to Donald Trump back in 2016, Hillary Clinton has been keeping herself busy. Tweeting out against her former opponent’s administration. Speaking at various functions and junkets all around the world. Writing a couple of...

/ 18/12/2019

Charlie Kirk’s Demise and the Shape of Conservatism to Come

Minor skirmishes on college campuses and within political subcultures are more often than not a bellwether for forthcoming national rifts. For this reason the ongoing immolation of the conservative media personality Charlie Kirk at the hands of small bands of...

/ 17/11/2019

The Last Brexit from Brussels

It looks as if Britain is heading for a no-deal Brexit on the 31 October. This can only be avoided if the British Parliament either approves a withdrawal treaty or revokes the Article 50 notification; or else there is a...

/ 05/09/2019

EU-Mercosur Deal is a Symptom of Neoliberal Exhaustion

The culmination of twenty years of intermittent trade negotiations, the EU-Mercosur trade deal stands to open up fissures in Irish life. Aiming to liberalise trade barriers between the EU and the four membered South American bloc over a ten year...

/ 04/07/2019

The Single Plausible Case for Intervention Against Iran

We have been at this point before almost two decades ago – an autocratic regime with significant human rights abuses has antagonised the global hegemon, rumours swirl of a WMD-program and a jingoistic media hypes itself into a frenzy. There...

/ 27/06/2019

Ireland Shouldn’t Care About Palestine or Israel

The Irish have a misplaced sense of nostalgia when it comes to Palestine. As the heirs of an anti-colonial past we tend to view contemporary politics through a lens uncommon to most Europeans. From the Plantations to the northern conflict,...

/ 18/05/2019

A Look at the 2020 Democratic Primaries

Biden vs. Bernie: All of the major 2020 Democratic candidates for president of the United States have formally launched their campaigns. It is an extremely diverse field. We have an octogenarian socialist who owns three houses, terrorist sympathizers, and a...

/ 12/05/2019