Why Politicians Cannot be Trusted About Media Bias

Politics is an occupation unique in modern-day society. It does not function like other market based occupations such as businessmen or tradesmen. In a democracy, a politician is only able to obtain employment by collecting votes, and in order to collect votes he must inspire support from the public. Popularity contests are the model on…

Change from within in North Korea and the Palestinian Territories

The winter issue of Foreign Affairs presents articles on two seemingly unsolvable problems, the Israel-Palestine conflict and North Korea. Both articles note the continuous failure of diplomatic efforts, and suggest that only internal grassroots change will bring positive change. I would like to take the bait provided by these articles and give my thoughts. The…

World Order 2.0

I’d like to go over an article by Richard Haas in the winter issue of Foreign Affairs (available here). Haas describes the changes taking place in the international system and the steps that need to be taken to go from World Order 1.0 to World Order 2.0. I will give a quick summary and then…