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The contents of this blog highlight geopolitical, ethno-religious, and socio-cultural issues from around the world. Contributions are made by ENODO Global, Inc. and its strategic partners.

According to a recent New York Times article, the NFL is now one of the most divisive brands in the U.S. It is rapidly losing viewers and even life-long football fans in the face of the ongoing player protests that focus on issues like police brutality and racial injustice. The NFL players’ union and 11 owners met this past Tuesday to discuss social issues; however the most contentious topic, the NFL's policy on the national anthem, did not come up. The NFL has seen tremendous blowback...

In his first speech to the United Nations, President Donald Trump castigated the organization’s “utter weakness and incompetence,” and argued the international body has failed to reach its potential. In his most recent statement, President Trump advised drastic reform to ‘make the UN great again’ – but it may be time to put an end to the United Nations once and for all. The UN was constructed upon an idealist foundation that saw the Post-WWII order working as collaborative nation-states that would ultimately organize the world...

Democracy is under attack! Not by communist or socialist ideologies, but by ordinary citizens using social media. Countless online platforms amplify individual voices, enabling greater political participation for everyone, while eroding the foundations of democracy as we know it. Ballots are being replaced by bullhorns. Tweets, hashtags, and Facebook “likes” spread information through the Internet instantaneously. Mass political participation, fueled by the rise of social media, heightens levels of awareness and shapes public opinions, which has a profound impact on democratic beliefs and institutions. Rampant social...

Student activists are headed back to school prepared not only to hit the books, but to hit the streets. While universities around the globe have historically proven to be hotbeds for radicalism, campus conflicts at elite U.S. institutions have been escalating in recent years. And after a tumultuous summer of online and in-person clashes across the country, this year in particular could be a hostile one. University administrations have so far failed to do much in the way of effective conflict management. The Wall Street Journal...

The Kingdom of Bhutan is currently caught in a crisis between its two powerful neighbors, China and India, over the Doklam plateau. As each country tries to assert its supremacy over the other, Indian and Chinese propaganda machines have dominated the conversation, nearly drowning out the Bhutanese narrative throughout the crisis. However, the widespread use of social media and the constant flow of online information have amplified the voice of the Bhutanese people, giving them the ability to reshape the course and outcome of the...

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Japan’s Minister of Defense Tomomi Inada, and Macau billionaire Ng lap Seng were each charged with or convicted of crimes and forced from office all on the same day. This reflects a growing trend: political and business leaders are being ousted from positions of authority at an alarming rate. The removal of presidents, prime ministers, and top executives is the result of rapidly evolving demographics, shifting cultural attitudes, and social media, which is now rooted in transparency and accountability. This growing...