Short Reads

Articles, stories, and news you can read in 5 minutes or less.

Antarctica as a Chinese Political Monopoly: Guest Opinion Piece By Filip Đukić

‘Minerals, commercial fishing and tourism are just some of the reasons that are increasingly attracting countries around the world to take an even stronger position in the race for Antarctica.’

Wednesday the New Weekend?

‘According to those who support this idea, most people after five days of straight work feel too tired to enjoy their Saturdays off and only really have the energy to enjoy the Sunday off work.’

The Creeping Crisis: Slovakia’s Housing Policy Failure

The obsession with ownership and the lamentable state of our housing policy means we’ve got another thing coming. Housing has been a serious problem in Slovakia for decades. First, there was the socialist housing. Beleaguered with long waiting times and short supply, these government-built apartments carried all the space and comfort of a Turkish prison […]

New York Police Union Supports Trump

On Friday, 16th of August, a union representing tens of thousands of New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers took an historical action – endorsing President Donald Trump for re-election. This action, which has not been seen in 40 years in the case of NYPD, has come as quite a shock to many people across […]

Nicola Sturgeon and her hostility to Westminster

As we all know, the Scottish Government under the Scottish National Party (SNP) has tried to prove that they can deal with Covid-19 in their own way. This has led to the leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, to take strong action, attempting to lock down the country quicker than the rest of the UK. […]

Policy of Stupidity

“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity”. This simple idea, commonly known as Hanlon’s razor, is a golden rule when it comes to judging people’s behaviour in the world. Especially when it comes to politicians and their failed policies. As much as we would like to think that the people who […]

Kim Jong: Ill?

Over the past week, there have been multiple reports concerning the possible fate of the missing North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Depending on which source you read, he is either dead, alive, or somewhere in between. Some reports have claimed the Chinese medical team, sent to save him, arrived too late. Others that the […]

Uncertainty and Fear: Why is Corona Such a Big Deal

COVID-19, commonly known as Corona Virus, has been dominating headlines since its outbreak in late 2019. After its rapid flare-up in China, the virus has been slowly spreading around the world. However, there has been another disease which has outpaced Corona in speed and ferocity. Fear. Specifically, the creeping, crawling, nightmarish fear of the unknown. […]