Politics and Society

Like Father, Like Son: Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi of Ras al Khaimah

Like Father, Like Son: Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi of Ras al Khaimah

Located at the northernmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula, Ras al Khaimah has been making headlines as the new jewel of the United Arab Emirates. Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, this jurisdiction of just 960 square miles has been transformed into a majorRead More

Prostitution in Ancient Greece and Rome

Prostitution in Ancient Greece and Rome

Prostitution in Ancient Greece In ancient Greece, the term “porne” appears for the first time, derived from “pernemi ” (sell), meaning what we all know. During this period, both women and young men were doing prostitution and all could become totally independent and free. It was, however, necessary that they wear different clothing from the rest,Read More

Reflections of Contemporary Culture: The Portrayal of Russians in U.S film

Reflections of Contemporary Culture: The Portrayal of Russians in U.S film

When it comes to keeping amused in our spare time, we all like a good movie. Whether you are sitting down with the family, watching with your partner, or simply chilling on your own, films are a great way to pass the time. From horror movies to war films, rom-coms,Read More

A Stranger on the Hill: What Makes an Essay on Donald Trump Interesting to Every American?

A Stranger on the Hill: What Makes an Essay on Donald Trump Interesting to Every American?

Before the son of Trump declared his interest in the American presidency, no American citizen ever had the wildest dream that Donald Trump would ever be the next president of the United States. Everyone who knew him had no other view of him beyond the self-driven and no-nonsense entrepreneur whoRead More

Can the Flint Water Crisis Inspire a Better Water System for the Rest?

Can the Flint Water Crisis Inspire a Better Water System for the Rest?

The water crisis of 2014/2015 has left an indelible mark on the residents of Flint, Michigan. While it’s difficult to shake the notion that something of this magnitude could even happen in a resource rich nation like the United States, there is a silver lining that can be taken awayRead More

Southeast Asia Drug War: What Exactly is The Golden Triangle?

Southeast Asia Drug War: What Exactly is The Golden Triangle?

In September 2015, Myanmar’s democratic stateswoman Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to the country’s lawless drug producing region to publicize the country’s urgent need for anti-drug policy. The Southeast Asian country is a main player in global narco-trafficking, and its poppy cultivation has nearly tripled since 2006. Most of these illicit activities occur inRead More

How Could Middle East Countries Survive Without Oil?

How Could Middle East Countries Survive Without Oil?

As oil prices continue to fall to around $40 a barrel, many oil-dependent nations are seeing their main source of profit drying up. One particularly frightening report from the International Monetary Fund stated that most Middle Eastern countries could run out of money in just five years. But the oil-rich Middle East hasRead More

10 Biggest Con Artists Ever

10 Biggest Con Artists Ever

From scottish soldiers to slimy stock brokers we countdown the ten biggest con artists ever. 10. Lou Pearlman Thanks to this man, the Backstreet boys and boy band NSync were able to rise to prominence. However this wasn’t enough for Pearlman, so he became one of the biggest con artists of theRead More

How ISIS has Rised and Emerged as Terrorist Group

How ISIS has Rised and Emerged as Terrorist Group

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a phenomenon so terrible and shocking it seems impossible. It controls an area the size of the United Kingdom, commits mass atrocities, and launches terror attacks abroad. To understand ISIS, it helps to tell the story of its rise. That story begins far away andRead More

The Newest Countries in the World

The Newest Countries in the World

Over the past two decades, the world has seen the birth of ten new countries. Some have evolved out of violence or political unrest, while others are the result of peaceful independence movements and diplomacy. So, what are some of the world’s youngest countries? Well, in Europe, the three newest countries areRead More