Is Trump Justified in Banning TikTok?

Is Trump justified in banning Tiktok? The author argues that while Tiktok ‘does represent an expansion of Chinese ‘self-censorship’ reaching into the United States’, the move is ‘more rooted in Trump’s anti-China rhetoric than in substantiated national security concerns’. Consequently, ‘it is difficult to argue that this justifies the extensive action taken by the president’.

Smoke and Mirrors – the reality behind the Israel-UAE peace deal

Is the Israel-UAE peace deal effective in delivering its name? The author suggests that despite its promise, in reality the deal ‘holds no weight’. Labelling it a ‘political sham’, he accuses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of being more interested in scoring ‘cheap political points with which he can lengthen his political career, akin to his political counterpart in the US’.

From potty idea to political reality: the Overton Window is broken.

Is there a narrow realm of political possibility that politicians must ensure their policies fit within for them to ensure electoral success? According to the author, ‘With ever-growing internet access, more and more people are exposing themselves to previously inaccessible information and under-represented points of view’. As a result, ‘the window of political possibility is forced wider and wider, until it becomes a redundant, gaping hole in the wall through which any policy can reasonably pass’.