Archives: Political

Tunisian youth: Endless paths

For the past few decades, many movements started forming around the world, giving the youth endless opportunities, helping therefore shape the societies we have today, and the ones we’ll have in the near future. Particularly,...Read More »

The story of Facebook

In February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched his new app, TheFacebook, from his dorm room. After having made other social apps, such as Facemash and CourseMatch, that were not too successful, Mark didn’t have any big expectations for his new website. Mark even stated during a TV interview later on that...Read More »

The Tunisian Youth of the 70's

Let’s be honest. Everyone, during their childhood was told repetitively by his parents that the young people have many opportunities, like clubs and projects, but are still wasting their time doing insignificant things. But have you ever wondered what  the past generation used to do in their spare time...Read More »

The impact of Tunisian Youth

Youth organizations shape our world today, and especially in Tunisia, where many of them try to spread this culture among our potential young leaders. In Tunisia, many youth clubs have emerged and are urging many more to do so. Whether it’s the Interact Clubs, the Youth Clubs, Leo Clubs, or...Read More »

Where are the Girls? – A report from Germany

In German there is only a minor difference between the words “Jugendkultur“ (Youth Culture) and “Jungenkultur“ (Boys Culture). And in fact, it seems as if these two words can be used simultaneously when discussing cultural movements of young people in Germany. Until today boys form the majority of nearly every...Read More »

International Organisations – Germany

EU, UN, NATO, OECD, WTO – as an important player on the international political stage, Germany is a member of many international organisations.

However, this has not always been the case. After devastating World War 2 divided Germany was largely excluded form international co-operation. Konrad...Read More »

A quick description of several global organizations

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states. It derives from the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC), founded in 1951 and 1957. Since its modest beginnings, the EU has become an emerging superpower counting...Read More »

How important are NGOs in Japan?

These days there are many things that can be helped or supported due to war and poverty. Therefore, people always support and live while being supported. To promote these supportings, NGOs work hard. Today, I am going to introduce one of the NGOs in Japan.

Nippon...Read More »

What about Tunisia?

JCI, also known as Junior Chamber International, is an international organization that started as a dance club in the USA which later became one of the biggest networks in the world. It is a non-profit international non-governmental organization

In Germany political comedy shows are becoming increasingly more popular. Most dominant is “Heute Show” of the German public-service television broadcaster ZDF with around 3 million viewers. It is a conceptual adaption of the US-American “The Daily Show” with John Stewart and reports weekly about national and international politics....Read More »

Guns, violence and self-defense - a Hungarian perspective

We created an online survey and received 230 answers from young people mainly between the ages of 15-25 and the majority of them is living in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. We asked them about recent American school shootings, gun laws, and more theoretical topics like self-defence...Read More »

An insight from Guatemala

The recent school shooting in Florida was a disgraceful display of cowardice that never should have occurred. I lived twenty minutes away from where the shooting occurred. It is terrible that events like this have to happen in order for us to have a discussion about the...Read More »

A heated debate in the US

On February 14th, 2018, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and killed 17 people with an AR-15. This tragic event, considered to be one of the deadliest school shootings, has caused outrage throughout the country, just 6 years after a...Read More »

Current Events in Germany

No new government yet!

In September 2017, the German people headed to the voting boxes, but the formation of the new government continues. After the failure of a coalition between the CDU (Christian Democratic Union), the FDP (Free Democratic Party) and the Green Party in November,...Read More »

What about Hungary?

Hungarian elections will be held in April but according to political surveys, the outcome is almost decided. Orbán Viktor, Hungarian prime minister, can prepare to start his third consecutive term in his position.

Hungarian ruling party, FIDESZ, is leading all surveying results with 53%. This astonishingly high popularity is due...Read More »

Headlines from Poland

In Poland, the headlines have recently been focused on international affairs. It all started with a proposition for a new law regarding the Holocaust and Poles’ role in it. The Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) expressed its concern about the country’s reputation. Many times has it been...Read More »

What about Tunisia?

After the death of many of the correspondents such as Farhat Hached and the poet...Read More »

The Independence of Japan

Today, some states around the world try to be independent from their countries because they have doubts. However, most countries around the world had become sovereign nations. Therefore it is not easy to be independent from the countries. Japan is one of the sovereign countries around the world. Japan has...Read More »

The Struggle To Unify States in Germany

While many nations of today were formed in the course of independence movements German history is characterised by the struggle...Read More »

Poland: Europe’s shield

Because of Poland’s location in the center of Europe, it has always been threatened by its powerful neighbors. Many times throughout the course of history did it have to defend itself from the Germans on the West, Russians on the East, and Austrians on the South of its...Read More »

Just how safe is Hungary?

We collected some statistics about safety and security issues in Hungary. The Global Peace Index (GPI) is calculated by an independent, non-profit organization called the IEP (Institute for Economics and Peace). This ranking shows how safe a country is based on many indicators such as terrorism, economy...Read More »

Japan and denuclearization: a short account

Today some countries have atomic bombs. The atomic bombs become deterrence for the states that have the most nuclear weapons. Since Japan is the only country that has suffered from atomic bombs, Japan aims denuclearization. I believe that achieving denuclearization is one of the most important tasks...Read More »

Global Security - A Mexican Insight

National security is a one-of-a-kind bond, in creating coherence in a country. The Center of Investigation and National security (CISEN) in Mexico establishes that law of national security, which is defined by the actions undertaken in order to keep the integrity of the country. This means globally protecting the...Read More »

New measures of security in Germany

Civil war in Syria, ISIS, Taliban in Afghanistan, Israel-Palestinian conflict, North Korea crisis – in short the world of 2017 seems just as dangerous and unstable as in the years before. Lately even Europe has been hit by the world’s chaos when Putin annexed the Ukrainian peninsula...Read More »

France's Spy Agencies

   Ethan Hunt, James Bond, Jason Bourne, OSS 117, guns, gadgets, villains, and a hero who saves the world and always gets the girl: so many symbols and characters call on the supposed glamour of the world of espionage.  This is a very commercial image of espionage perpetrated...Read More »

Canadian Espionage

Unfortunately, Canadian secret service is a myth. Meaning, it literally is nonexistent. There are no iconic spy names, few affairs worth a Hollywood movie, and no large international infiltration missions. Canada does not have a secret service to save its life. However, this is because it never needed one. Canada’s...Read More »

Spy Agencies (and Corporations) in America

   Espionage has always been a controversial issue; it can be both intriguing or traitorous. In the US, spying has become a relevant topic, with the development of new technologies that enable the government and big companies to spy on American citizens. Indeed, many operator companies, such as...Read More »

Germany - How migration is polarizing society

Germany is one of the most popular immigration destinations in the world. Around 11 million people who are currently living in Germany were born elsewhere and one in five has a migrant background.

More than two-thirds of Germany’s immigrant population are from another European country. One reason for this...Read More »

A migration story from Afghanistan

If I start with a story, I would say that we were an intimate class at school. Everyone loved each other. In my senior class, lots of my classmates made up their mind to leave home for Europe. It was almost hard to find someone who was not thinking of...Read More »

Immigration in Canada

Immigration has increasingly become a sensitive topic, as more and more people seek to leave their home countries. Regardless of their reasons for leaving, hosting countries are becoming more divided on this issue.

Canada’s entire history is bound to its ceaseless immigration. Apart from the First Nation and Aboriginal peoples of...Read More »

A Brazilian Perspective

The immigration process in Brazil intensified from 1808, when an expressive number of European immigrants arrived in the country.

The brand of immigration in Brazil can be perceived especially in the culture and economy of the two richest Brazilian regions: Southeast and South. Colonization was the initial...Read More »

Canadians apologize for Donald Trump?


Panetta, Alexander. “Donald Trump’s Grandfather Ran Canadian Brothel during Gold Rush, Author Says.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 19 Sept. 2015. Web.


The day after Donald Trump’s defeat of Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was announced, the  Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau spoke...Read More »

German Politicians react to Trump's Election

It was around 8am on November 9th in Germany when it seemed clear that outsider Donald Trump was going to win the U.S. election and become the 45th American president.

The outcome of the election sparked skepticism and concern...Read More »

Reactions from the US Population

As everyone knows, Donald Trump was elected the next president of the United States. Although many Americans are pleased by the results, a lot of protests are occurring in the US following the elections. On November 12th, thousands of people gathered in the...Read More »

Germany reacts to Trump's Election

The word most used by German politicians in reaction to Donald Trump’s success is : “shocked.” All but one party expected Hillary Clinton to win.
After congratulating Trump on his victory, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, had another Message for Trump: “Democracy, freedom, respect for the law...Read More »

The US Elections effect on Afghanistan

The Elections will effect on Afghanistan very much, as Donald J. trump in one of his speeches urged that we will destroy Afghanistan or Will builds it amazingly. But on the other hand, Hillary Clinton founder of Promote program in Afghanistan was with many good anticipations and would keep...Read More »

Canada's Relationship with the United Nations

As a founding member in 1945, Canada has been a vocal member in the United Nations. Following the genocide of Jewish people across Europe in the second world war, countries like Canada felt the need to establish an intergovernmental organization to prevent conflicts, maintain peace, promote human...Read More »

The US and the UN - a close relationship

The United States of America and the United Nations has always, since the UN’s creation, been tightly intertwined. The name of the organization was even coined by an American president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and many of the congregations of UN leaders including the UN headquarters are located...Read More »

Guest Article from Afghanistan - The UN and Human Rights

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naim truly believes that in Islamic societies it has been a predominant view that “Human Rights are one of the elements of weatern conspiracy to undermine dignity of Islam.” In my country, the same like many other Muslim communities, many Muslims refer to Yugoslavia, Palestine, Iraq and recently...Read More »

UN Day - Afghanistan

Afghanistan first joined the United Nations in 1946. Since then, the UN and its entities have started working in the country under the mandate of General Assembly and Security Council.
For decades, the United Nations has been the leader of the international community in Afghanistan. Throughout the...Read More »

UN Day - France

 The United Nations has often been criticized for their limited power. They often report and denounce injustices, but can take only limited actions, or sometimes none at all. A good example of this was the invasion of Crimea by the Russian federation. The UN denounced these heinous...Read More »

Endangered Democracy in Poland

The political world has seen a lot of changes and scandals during last months. One of the most resounding ones is Constitutional Court Crisis in Poland which has sparked international debate on the  condition of democracy in Poland as well as anti- and pro-government rallies....Read More »

A shift in German politics

 People might know Bavaria as a federal state known for the famous Lederhosen and Dirndl, the Oktoberfest and a lot of car factories, but it is also the most conservative region in Germany. The state has been governed by the same party, the CSU (Christian-social Union)...Read More »

Political Crisis in Brazil

In 2016 , Brazil faced a political crisis was also affecting the national economy. Dilma Rousseff , the president of the Workers Party ( PT) , was accused of theft and mismanagement during his tenure for the majority of the population (mainly young students and the middle class...Read More »

US Election Update

Right now, the main political preoccupation in the United States is obviously the presidential elections that will occur in November 2016. As everybody knows, the two candidates for these elections are Hilary Clinton for the democrats and Donald Trump for the republicans. According to Charles Chaput,...Read More »

Hot Topics in Canadian Politics

As the American election slithers closer, Canadians are starting to shiver about the years to come. Canada is uneasy about the state of politics in America because of their proximity and relationship that runs far deeper than merely trade. However, Canadians have always believed in their own parliament system, or...Read More »

The US and the Brexit

As the results of the Brexit referendum turned out to be in its favor, the United States’ two political parties reacted very differently. While the Democrats, especially Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, were disappointed by...Read More »

Brexit: The Effect on France

 On June, 23 United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union (EU). This decision launched a wave of discussions in France concerning the future of the EU and therefore French adhesion.

Francois Hollande and British Premierminister David Cameron

Indeed, there are two sides in...Read More »

Brexit: a Hungarian point of view

“The decision is yours, but I would like you to know that Hungary is proud to stand with you as a member of the European Union.” These were the words of Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán Viktor published in the British newspaper ‘The Daily Mail’ before...Read More »

Will the Brexit affect Brazil?


What is the connection between the departure of the United Kingdom of the European Union and Brazilians?

The announcement of the referendum that took the United Kingdom out of the European Union ( EU) affected Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and many others originally from the...Read More »

Brexit: What it means for Germany

And then it happened. What everyone thought unthinkable, became reality. In a Referendum on Thursday last week The United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union – a concept for peace and economic prosperity after a century of worldwide war and conflict. The...Read More »

USA: How Brexit Reflects a Shifting Climate

Last week, a monumental event occurred, leaving the United Kingdom severed from the European Union. The split marks a new era in revolutionary ideas, in which the large masses are calling the shots. An event orchestrated by the people for the people reflects the growing unrest of...Read More »

Brexshit: reaction of the British youth

The Word Document doesn’t want to register the title of this article as a legitimately recognised British word. Brexshit stands underlined in red. The word “Brexit”, however, doesn’t cause any problem. Microsoft has clearly got it all wrong, and by that I mean if any word is...Read More »

Extremism viewed from Mexico

It seems that the 21st Century is the century of radicalism and extremism. Although all extremes are wrong, they all have a common cause. All latest news have been focusing on new extremists movements, but there are some, in Mexico, for example, that have...Read More »

Rise of extremism: a German perspective

What does Germany fear the most? Probably the Japanese and Chinese taking over the Auto-Industry, a life without bread and the rise of extremist parties. During the Weimar Republic, from the end of WWI to Hitler’s Reich, Germans learned what an economic crisis and a wide range...Read More »

Extremism in France

The rise of extremism in France is due to a political party : the « National Front ».
This party was founded in 1972 by another extreme party which has nowadays disappeared, the « New Order ». The « National Front » is a extreme-right party, distancing itself from the others by...Read More »

Left extremism in Switzerland

In the past few years, extreme left-wingers are being held responsible for multiple serious acts of vandalism or riots. It is a growing issue in the country, but at the same time, those riots are becoming more and more unpopular in the country. The public,...Read More »

Extremism: in the US

Extremism can be both dormant and active and even if it isn’t striking somewhere, it still has vast repercussions. In the United States, there is mass hysteria over Islamic extremism in Europe, which has shown greatly in the 2016 presidential race, where Republican candidate Donald...Read More »

The rise of extremism in Brazil

The attacks in France on November 13, 2015 are a reflection of a global scenario increasingly tense and asymmetrical, where extremism expands between the increasing anomie of international actors and the imbalance on the world stage. In this anarchic, destabilized and tense scenario, extremism track...Read More »

In Switzerland...


Switzerland possesses four nuclear power plants. The first one, called Beznau 1, started operating in 1969, whereas the last plant built to produce nuclear energy, Leibstadt, was built in 1984. In order to guarantee the safety of the population, the Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (German abbreviation: ENSI) conducts yearly inspections (and revisions) on the...Read More »

Nuclear security in France

With the ever-increasing need in energy, countries must develop their power plants. This enterprise is primordial in order to ensure the country’s energy self-reliance. Each nation possesses its own strategies in terms of energy supplies—in the 1950s, France opted for nuclear power.

Nuclear power plants gradually grew to become...Read More »

Nuclear Security: An American insight...

Human technological developmant has led to inventions that have become so powerful, even their creators cannot control them. Since 1945, when the world saw how annihilating nuclear bombs were, the nuclear fear began. Today, with all the terrorism attacks and wars occuring, nuclear threats have become a paramount...Read More »

Nuclear power in Germany


Nuclear Security has been an issue in Germany for quite a while. Ever since the first nuclear power plant was built in 1961, people have questioned the security of nuclear reactors. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, with the Green Party rising and protests concerning environmental security becoming more...Read More »

Nuclear security: what about Brazil?

Nuclear power accounts for about 3% of the energy matrix of Brazil, being produced by two pressurized water reactors in Nuclear Almirante Álvaro Alberto in Angra dos Reis. The construction of a third reactor began in June 2010, and it is expected to become operational in May...Read More »

US primaries seen from France

According to the newspaper “Le Huffington Post”, “American electors choose the candidate for whom sun is shining.” In the French point of view, the US are a country of new starts and innovation.

Looking back at the previous campaigns in America,...Read More »

Primaries in the US