Coffeeshops and Cannabis: Amsterdam grapples with Drug Tourism

Image description: A hand holding a smoking blunt, on a green background. The Amsterdam city council recently made headlines with a proposal to ban foreign tourists from visiting the city’s world-famous coffeeshops. These establishments, which use the name as a euphemism for cannabis dispensaries, have long been a part of Amsterdam’s international identity, to the […]

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Dutch doughnuts: How Amsterdam’s recovery plan threatens Capitalism as we know it.

Image description: Doughnuts on a light blue background. The coronavirus pandemic has destroyed our economies, decimated industries, and cost millions their jobs. While this was taking place, our skies got clearer, our carbon footprints diminished, dolphins returned to the waters of Venice, and we took time to appreciate nature around us – after all, exercise […]

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Guilty Men

Image description: Stage at the final Republican Party debate, hosted by Fox News, before the 2016 Iowa caucuses at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. When was enough, enough? That is the question on which the Republican Party, its representatives and its leadership these past four years will be judged by history. Last […]

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The case against Killer Robots

Image description: A protest, with banners with slogans like “Stop Killer Drones”.  On Saturday 12th December, youth representatives from 20 countries, alongside members of the UN Disarmament Committee, representatives of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Director of Human Rights Watch Japan, convened online for the International Student Conference on Fully Autonomous Weapons. […]

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Politics of the Pandemic: Covid-19 and Challenging Malaysian Narratives

Image description: The text ‘Perikatan Nasional’ in white, on a blue background, with a rip going through the middle of the picture. Political paradigms and narratives represent the different forms of worldview within any particular society. These are the underlying assumptions that permeate political discourse and guide political action, consciously or otherwise. Much of the […]

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