Who’s really running this country anyway?
Josanne Cassar
No one seems willing to take the bull by the horns and really take charge of the country
Waiting for the messiah
Saviour Balzan
Bernard Grech cannot win a game of dominoes, let alone an election
Russia’s reliance on mercenaries in Ukraine points to the weakness of its military
The Conversation

Christopher Michael Faulkner | Russia is now on the defensive in Ukraine’s northeast. And one important dynamic in the lead-up to Ukraine’s...

Christopher Michael Faulkner | Russia is now on the...

If Giorgia Meloni is a ‘fascist’… what’s Malta’s entire political establishment?
Raphael Vassallo

What are we to say about Meloni’s approach towards immigration, that it actually falls far short of the extremes that both Labour and PN have gone...

What are we to say about Meloni’s approach towards...

Much more than symbolism
Julia Farrugia Portelli

In the past, paying lip service often led to disappointment and frustration among those working in the disability sector as well as those persons with a...

In the past, paying lip service often led to disappointment...

Unbiased PBS, made in Brussels
Peter Agius

It is of no surprise to hear rumours in the Brussels ‘radio moquette’ that actors of the Maltese government are already looking for arguments to...

It is of no surprise to hear rumours in the Brussels...

Collective punishment for hunters? Inconceivable!
Raphael Vassallo

I mean, honestly: how much more 'absolutely, totally and in all other ways...

I mean, honestly: how much more 'absolutely, totally...

Abortion and choice: a personal view
Isabel Stabile

Each of us can hold a pro-choice position but be personally anti-abortion for themselves

Each of us can hold a pro-choice position but be personally...

Lip-service on climate is just a waste of time
Saviour Balzan

You cannot confront the climate crisis if your playbook back home is positivist...

You cannot confront the climate crisis if your playbook...

The social phenomenon of ‘the Queue’
Josanne Cassar

What I found interesting about the Queue was that it had obviously become something more than just paying homage to a beloved Queen - it finally clicked...

What I found interesting about the Queue was that it...

Italy’s first woman PM?
Michael Falzon

A Meloni administration will try to force the migration issue and hence controversies with Malta are bound to increase, perhaps even more than has already...

A Meloni administration will try to force the migration...

Inflation hits indiscriminately, but hurts discriminately | Peter G Pace O’Shea

Overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and an effective peace process in Ukraine are the ideal solutions to harness inflation and its negative effects

Overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and an effective peace...

Explained: Putin ‘nuclear option’ speech ups ante but shows Russia’s weakness
The Conversation

Stefan Wolff: Putin is not winning on the ground in Ukraine. His latest desperate attempt to raise the stakes is the clearest signal of this yet –...

Stefan Wolff: Putin is not winning on the ground in...

Failing to enact the Equality Act leaves workers vulnerable to abuse | Claria Cutajar

Powerful entities with copious financial resources and extensive networks among the traditional elite used their influence to stop a legal reform that would...

Powerful entities with copious financial resources and...

‘Free beer all day… TOMORROW!’
Raphael Vassallo

After a summer dominated by complaints of Comino being overcrowded, flooded with deckchairs, and full of litter, minister Clayton Bartolo said...

After a summer dominated by complaints of Comino being...

Air Malta is also ‘too big to fail’…
Raphael Vassallo

Oh well. At least, it doesn’t change that one part we all agree on....

Oh well. At least, it doesn’t change that one part we...

Rising above partisan interests and personal legacies | Marisa Xuereb

It is in the interest of a healthy and competitive economy that lobbying occurs...

It is in the interest of a healthy and competitive economy...

The Queen is dead... long live whoever is next
Michael Falzon

Only time will tell whether the British monarchy will continue slowly changing...

Only time will tell whether the British monarchy will...

Revisiting our rituals
Andrew Azzopardi

We are witnessing an increase in loneliness of more than 11% and another increase of 2.9% in the severely lonely since 2019

We are witnessing an increase in loneliness of more than...

The cannabis leap: perspectives from the field | Clyde Preston

Despite the legislative changes, issues identified by practitioners back in...

Despite the legislative changes, issues identified by...