Tag: USA

Afghanistan: the growing ethnic tension has its roots in history

The government’s decision to issue the computerized ID cards and mentioning the nationality as “Afghan” on the cards fueled a new political and ethnic tension in the country. The Afghan government with the financial assistance of foreign NGO decided to issue Computerized Identity cards to its citizens eight years ago but could not succeeded to…

The Kurdish conundrum. The new crux in the Syrian conflict

Last month the United States announced the creation of a new security force in the territories controlled by Kurdish Syrians along the Turkish border. Erdogan -Turkey’s president- promptly responded he would annihilate the new ‘Kurdish terror army’. Syria has yet again fallen into a never ending civil war. Barin Kobane was a female Kurdish fighter,…

What is the dispute over Jerusalem about?

Challenging the delicate status of the contested city and the international consensus, President Donald Trump has announced to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This unprecedented move over the holy place can have a disastrous impact on the stability and security of the region, hindering the peace process. Before expounding what is happening now,…

Plastic pollution: more waste than fish

The materials we call “plastic” were developed in the 1930s and 40s and mass production began in the 1950s. Since then, the diffusion and use of different plastics have been continuously increasing and projections suggest that this trend will continue.This lightweight, durable, cost-effective and versatile material has some disadvantages that had not been foreseen. For…

One year since Trump’s election: between evaluations, numbers and protests

During the final round of the presidential election, dated 8 November 2016, Mr. Trump was challenging through explosive words Mrs. Clinton and with the worldwide spotlight and anxiety, the Democratic Party’s nominee was defeated by Republican Party’s candidate, who was inaugurated as 45th President of the United States of America. It has been a year…

From the Great Wall of China to a Great Economic Power

Exactly 40 years ago, in 1978, Deng Xiaoping took China by the reins and led it on a path of mass economic reform; dismantling the agriculture sector and encouraging foreign investment which revived an advanced economic system that had been stagnating and declining for nearly five centuries. Of course, such a rapid growth was in-part…

US white terrorism

las vegas white terrorism

United States experienced the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. At least 58 people are dead and over 500 more wounded. Stephen Paddock, a white American of Mesquite, Nevada, had 19 rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammo in the 32nd-floor hotel suite used as a place to shoot people at a country music…

Hurricanes, climate change and human responsibilities

hurrican irma

The tropical stormes should be a warning to Trump’s intents. Hurricanes are hitting the USA one by one. After Harvey storm that hit Texas, hurricane Irma is already battering in Florida. It has set records for being the strongest hurricane to have occurred in the open Atlantic, and for having sustained wind speeds of at…

Why Trump Has Attacked Syria?

Trump has decided to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles from two US aircraft carriers off the coast of the Mediterranean to strike the Syrian military base of Al Shayrat. The reason for this is the reaction to the massacre of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, Syria, where last Tuesday more than 80 people, including 28 children, were…