Cybercrime: The New Threat From Young Criminals

Cybercrime: The New Threat From Young Criminals

Raul van DetJan 31, 202314 min read
As cybercrime continues to rise, it is essential that we take steps into protecting our data and identity. With a new generation of young cybercriminals emerging, fearless of the consequences, it is up to us to make sure we don’t become their next victims.
Sexual Violence and War: Congo’s Contemporary Cross

Sexual Violence and War: Congo’s Contemporary Cross

Yvonne TesireJan 30, 202318 min read
A dark history of sexual terrorism has plagued the Democratic Republic of Congo. Being described as the rape capital of the world, the looming threat of sexual violence has tormented and destroyed communities in this region for decades. The issue of sexual violence has transcended the realm of private conversations, especially as the question becomes […]
Offshore Financial Centres: Globalisation’s Open Secret 

Offshore Financial Centres: Globalisation’s Open Secret 

Yuriy BedenkoJan 16, 202312 min read
The 21st century will be marked as an era of unprecedented global integration. In fact, the economies of most nations are so interconnected that nowadays the notion of autarky seems idealistic and perhaps even laughable. Globalisation is nonetheless a polarising issue, the pros and cons of which have been thoroughly discussed in textbooks, and perhaps […]
One Eastern European’s Perspective on the War in Ukraine

One Eastern European’s Perspective on the War in Ukraine

Luben RoussevJan 10, 202320 min read
I seek to add my Eastern European perspective on the War in Ukraine. I explore the innate East/West struggle in Eastern Europe, and warn against blaming our democratic choices for the conflict which began after one regime ordered it.
Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father: Relevant Now More Than Ever

Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father: Relevant Now More Than Ever

Ishmael LiwandaDec 12, 202221 min read
“For we are strangers before them, and sojourners, as all our fathers were” 1 Chronicles 29:15 I am not one to reread books, but Barack Obama’s 1995 “memoir” demanded a revisit. And it did not disappoint. Through the circumstances of his birth, Obama explores the issue of race — particularly the question of blackness, as […]
‘The trauma-informed workforce’: the impact of adverse childhood experiences on Generation Z in the workplace

‘The trauma-informed workforce’: the impact of adverse childhood experiences on Generation Z in the workplace

Kwabena OseiDec 9, 202210 min read
Gen Z presents new challenges to businesses dealing with a generation that thinks and works differently than any before. But with high demand for a greater focus on mental health, how can businesses best support survivors of childhood trauma?
Nuclear energy: The missing link in Europe’s energy transition

Nuclear energy: The missing link in Europe’s energy transition

Patrick HanleyNov 30, 202216 min read
Against the backdrop of the European-wide energy crisis as well as a mounting global climate crisis, this article makes the case that nuclear energy can play a crucial role in the transition away from fossil fuel energy.
Washed Away: Pakistan’s struggle against the floodwaters

Washed Away: Pakistan’s struggle against the floodwaters

Simrin RahmanNov 29, 202222 min read
Climate change has found its latest victim in Pakistan. The price paid for the damage is reaching new heights as families lose loved ones, livelihoods and land in one fell swoop. How much must be lost for us to take climate change seriously?
Japan’s Silent Crisis

Japan’s Silent Crisis

Yuriy Bedenko & Aijun HallNov 16, 20226 min read
Japan is facing a silent crisis, the consequences of which hold far more vocal outcomes and may be spreading across borders
Russo-Ukrainian War: Where It Began And Why That Matters

Russo-Ukrainian War: Where It Began And Why That Matters

Arthur Ddamulira Nov 3, 20228 min read
24th February 2022 is a date that will forever live in infamy. Days after recognising the independence of Ukraine’s border regions of Luhansk and Donetsk, Russia authorised a full scale ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine. This ‘operation’ has been widely – and rightly – condemned for violating multiple codes on which the international political and […]
Modernizing Congress: How Small Steps Toward Effective Government May Be the Solution to America’s Political Divide

Modernizing Congress: How Small Steps Toward Effective Government May Be the Solution to America’s Political Divide

Emma StroupeOct 25, 20229 min read
In a country that feels more divided with each passing day, The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress is pushing the boundaries of bipartisanship. Established in 2019 by Speaker of the House Pelosi, the House Committee on Modernization is tasked with “investigating, studying, making findings, holding public hearings, and developing recommendations to make […]
The Heretic Pharaoh: The Amarna Period and its legacy

The Heretic Pharaoh: The Amarna Period and its legacy

Grace SaadOct 19, 20227 min read
Many recognise Tutankhamun and all his splendour, but relatively few knew of his father, and by extension the legacy he left behind. Thought to be an iconic practitioner of monolatry, Akhenaten was labelled a heretic by the traditional polytheistic priests of Egypt after he declared the Aten not only supreme God over all others, but the only God. The Aten, to him, was a sovereign being who rose at dawn to gift his land bounty and rested by dusk – a figure he would become ever-obsessed with. Treading a thin line between madness and glory, Akhenaten abandoned Thebes, the contemporary capital of what was known as Egypt, for a new capital that would become the centre of worship for this revolutionary god.
The Digital Markets Act: How (Not) to Regulate Big Tech 

The Digital Markets Act: How (Not) to Regulate Big Tech 

Ishmael LiwandaOct 17, 202224 min read
Congressional hearings, a plethora of regulatory investigations, multi-billion dollar fines and the seemingly endless stream of exposés on how online platforms negatively impact our global polity. It seems like the jig is up for Big Tech.
Art Galleries: Colourful Historical Encyclopedias

Art Galleries: Colourful Historical Encyclopedias

Luben RoussevOct 10, 202211 min read
I think that paintings express history in a way that a textbook cannot. That is part of the fun for me, sitting and reading galleries like a history book. However, does my reading matter to you? Does reading paintings matter at all?
The Impact of ESG Scandals on Firms

The Impact of ESG Scandals on Firms

Erin KellyMay 7, 202213 min read
If my firm was exposed for Environmental, Social, and Governance failures, would I see an increase in profits?
The Circle in South Africa

The Circle in South Africa

Luben RoussevNov 27, 202114 min read
History repeats itself, but why? This article evaluates how British Concentration Camps in the Second Boer War instigated a cycle of brutality and segregation in South Africa, from Apartheid and persisting even today.
Without a Nation: The Pandemic and the Displaced

Without a Nation: The Pandemic and the Displaced

Grace SaadNov 24, 20217 min read
The pandemic has brought about its own slew of hardships that have made the world’s inequalities all the more apparent. Those who need the most are left empty handed as the world becomes hardened new hardships and turmoil in an amalgamation of crises.
Cyberspace, an Extension of our Society

Cyberspace, an Extension of our Society

Rayhan BrigemohaneNov 24, 20216 min read
The cyber world is a replica of the real world. Shielded by anonymity and other online perks, humans become hyperactive dots, free of real-life restrictions. Contrary to our previous belief of absolute freedom, we are ultimately constrained by cyber laws.
Does Recycling Really work?

Does Recycling Really work?

Grace SaadNov 4, 20218 min read
The intricacies behind sorting a plastic bottle into a blue bin are not what they seem at first glance. Many different players have made the recycling industry what it is today, including the last types of people you would picture being associated with it.
Race Politics

Race Politics

A.R.SalandyOct 20, 20211 min read
(He/Him) Anthony is a mixed-race poet & writer who has spent most of his life in Kuwait jostling between the UK & America. Anthony’s work has been published 190 times internationally. Anthony has 2 published chapbooks titled ‘The Great Northern Journey’ 2020 (Lazy Adventurer Publishing) & ‘Vultures’ 2021 (Roaring Junior Press). Anthony’s Chapbook ‘Half Bred’ is the Winner of the 2021 ‘The Poetry Question’ Chapbook contest. Anthony’s debut YA Novel ‘The Sands of Change’ will be released in November 2021 with Alien Buddha Press. Anthony is the Co-Editor in Chief of Fahmidan Journal and Fahmidan Publishing & Co. Twitter/Instagram: @anthony64120 https://arsalandywriter.com/
Charter Cities: An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Governance

Charter Cities: An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Governance

Ishmael LiwandaOct 11, 202114 min read
Charter cities—special zones where nations experiment with new governance systems—have been promoted by economists as a way of democratising development and economic growth. But are they just another fad or a useful tool in the fight against poverty?
Should London Be Its Own Country?

Should London Be Its Own Country?

RithikOct 4, 20219 min read
The TFL and good road systems, the Met, the financial sector, a sizeable population, a clear political preference. What is actually in the way to stop London- a city with such an extremely rich history- from being an independent nation?
Climate Change in Africa: Invoking the Spirit of ‘Ubuntu’

Climate Change in Africa: Invoking the Spirit of ‘Ubuntu’

Alonge GloriaSep 22, 20219 min read
Our humanity is hinged on collective responsibility. We are all responsible for each and, we are each responsible for all. This is the rationale behind the African word, Ubuntu, rooted in the African humanist philosophy meaning ‘I am because we are’. Before delving into an analysis of how this African word relates to the issue of the global climate emergency, it is imperative to understand the impact of climate change on the African continent.
Arts and Culture; Egyptian Tombs’ Curse Mystery

Arts and Culture; Egyptian Tombs’ Curse Mystery

Jina FansaSep 17, 202113 min read
Nowadays, security systems tend to take form in locks or passwords, but how did the Ancient Egyptians use curses to tackle this issue and how real were the threats?
The Effect of Social Media on Society

The Effect of Social Media on Society

Hala BadeebSep 17, 20217 min read
Social media platforms have been around since the early 2000s, and has grown exponentially since. So, with that growth, what kind of influence does social media have over our lives and society as a whole?
Their biggest threat, our greatest weapon: African leaders respond to social media activism

Their biggest threat, our greatest weapon: African leaders respond to social media activism

Chiyedza ZunzanyikaSep 13, 202113 min read
A little insight into how social media is playing a consequential role in African politics, and a brief study of the potential of technology and a technological boom on the continent.
Retrograde Motion and Its Misconceptions

Retrograde Motion and Its Misconceptions

Jad KadahSep 11, 20218 min read
There exists in our night sky many mysteries and occurrences that have intrigued scientists for millenia. One of the most intriguing is Retrograde Motion, a term referring to a sort of “optical illusion” that happens with some neighboring planets.
Fibonacci: The Numbers of Nature

Fibonacci: The Numbers of Nature

Hamza OsmanSep 11, 20218 min read
The Fibonacci sequence- normally only seen in programming and maths at school- is actually found countless times within nature itself. An amazing phenomenon that helps describe how sometimes nature works. So where exactly is it seen?
Covid-19: The enhancer of Digital Marketing

Covid-19: The enhancer of Digital Marketing

Arushi RamdhoneeSep 9, 20218 min read
Digital marketing was already booming but with the advent of Covid-19, this sector has been thrust to the forefront, let’s take a closer look.
Needle, Thread and Sweatshops: Who Pays the Price for Our Clothes?

Needle, Thread and Sweatshops: Who Pays the Price for Our Clothes?

Simrin RahmanSep 3, 202112 min read
The fashion industry has a new subsection—fast fashion—creating trends that die as soon as they are born, and a bassline of ‘buy, buy, buy’ every time we click. With the widening gap from consumer and production, we must ask—who pays the price for our clothes?
Sustainability is Gone

Sustainability is Gone

Jad KanawatiAug 30, 20216 min read
When we look around us nowadays, we can observe people wearing face masks, gloves and other hygiene requirements. However, have we thought of the impact on the planet and the future of it due to us continuously using them?
Feminism

Feminism

Talia MalasAug 30, 20218 min read
Our society has been marginalizing women for centuries, and the time has come in which women and men alike should fight hand in hand for equality. Feminism is about striving to empower all women to grasp their full rights.
What Has Been Done to Tackle Air Pollution?

What Has Been Done to Tackle Air Pollution?

Leen AsaadAug 30, 20217 min read
Air pollution has been a threat to society for a long period of time. Because of the multitude of ways of how air pollution is caused, how should we tackle air pollution? And what major steps countries have taken to limit air pollution?
Abandoning Bulgaria

Abandoning Bulgaria

Luben RoussevAug 27, 202117 min read
The tragic story of the leader of Bulgaria’s early opposition to communism, Nikola Petkov, illuminates how liberal democracies must conduct their foreign policy. They have a duty to liberate, as authoritarian states are not autonomous, only their dictator is.
Exploring the Royal Road to the Unconscious

Exploring the Royal Road to the Unconscious

Taimaa DairawanAug 22, 202111 min read
Dreaming is an essential activity that happens to the sleeping mind, but why tho? Also would it be ever possible to record those dreams, and be able to watch them while we’re wide awake?
Existence of Life Outside Earth

Existence of Life Outside Earth

Lara BorhaniAug 22, 20217 min read
Whenever we think about outer space, several questions pop into our mind. Does Life Exist Outside the Earth? Can we live in other Planets and Galaxies? These questions sound so simple, yet they have so many different answers.
Can Dinosaurs Come Back?

Can Dinosaurs Come Back?

Abdallah MahayniAug 22, 20217 min read
We can tell that resurrecting the dinosaurs right now isn’t such a good idea. But just the possibility that such creatures could come be living side by side with humans is mind-blowing. So, can dinosaurs come back?
The Evolution of Football

The Evolution of Football

Abdulmajeed NizamAug 22, 20217 min read
Football is an incredibly popular sport, but how did the sport come about, and evolve into the game loved globally as we know it today?
The Importance of Mental Health

The Importance of Mental Health

Fares FtayehAug 22, 20215 min read
We check up on people when they’re ill, ask about them when they’re sick. But do we acknowledge if they’re actually okay? Mental health plays the quintessential role in our life.
Disease Evolution

Disease Evolution

Tayma ShalabiAug 18, 20215 min read
Thinking about the consequences we’re going to face in the future is terrifying. Imagine not being able to get out of your home because of an ignorant approach to diseases. Can we stop this disaster and save the world from falling apart?
Algorithms and Judicial Decision-Making

Algorithms and Judicial Decision-Making

Alma MidaniAug 17, 20217 min read
In an age where algorithms can serve justice, should humans pull the plug on the idea of AI-based law enforcement?
Formula 1’s Struggles Magnified by COVID

Formula 1’s Struggles Magnified by COVID

Yazan SalloumAug 17, 202111 min read
The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for us all. Formula One was always one of the more challenging sports mentally. Put these two together, just how tough has it been for the sport?
The New Ball and (Block)Chain: The Commercial Potential and Legal Regulation of Distributed Ledger Technology

The New Ball and (Block)Chain: The Commercial Potential and Legal Regulation of Distributed Ledger Technology

Jack BorrillAug 14, 20219 min read
Blockchain, the infrastructure utilised by cryptocurrencies, is witnessing a boom in innovation. However, these innovations, whilst revolutionary, are significantly divorced from their conceptual bases, posing difficult questions for future legal regulation.
Impact of the internet on our education

Impact of the internet on our education

Noor MahmoodAug 10, 20216 min read
The pandemic made many things difficult and more complicated, especially going to school. The internet made working and learning much easier, however, despite its benefits, it is important to note the negative effects and issues that arose
Unity of Religions

Unity of Religions

Rama HamadehAug 10, 20214 min read
Since the beginning of time, we did not have an explanation for what created the universe. This led people to worship different things that they believed were powerful enough to create everything, until the era of Abrahamic religions began.
In Search of Another World

In Search of Another World

Maria Al ShashAug 10, 202110 min read
Space colonization is a form of permanent human habitation and exploitation of natural resources outside of planet Earth. Space colonization as a concept is not solely constructed on the availability of additional resources that could enable expansion of human society from Earth into the solar system as we go forward in time, it is also […]
A Social Guide Out of Lockdown

A Social Guide Out of Lockdown

Yasmine DashtiAug 9, 20216 min read
When it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are often bombarded with multiple headlines that can make us nervous and anxious. Balancing being safe as lockdown restrictions ease with newfound anxiety for going out can be difficult. How can we help each other through the transition into our new ‘normal’?   It is important to recognise […]
Memories and Forgetting

Memories and Forgetting

Massa ShahrourAug 7, 20216 min read
Memories are the main unit in a person’s life. We are capable of having good or bad memories and making mistakes and errors. We should keep on embracing all memories because they are what makes us the person we are today.
Climate Change

Climate Change

Lana AlloushAug 7, 202111 min read
Climate change is affecting our planet in a very negative way. Individuals should quickly take action in order to save the planet, for we have no other option.