Ukraine: EU should have seen food and energy crises coming | Anna-Sophie Maass
The Conversation
Eight years on since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, Putin’s war against Ukraine reflects the failure of the coercive diplomacy of Europe and the...
Russia/Ukraine grain deal promises major benefits for poor countries... if it holds | Wandile Sihlobo
The Conversation
Wandile Sihlobo | The deal’s impact on grain prices is likely to be marginal. Grain prices are unlikely to return to pre-war levels
‘Bouncers can’t police Paceville’; but nor can imaginary policemen…
Raphael Vassallo

When you combine the nature of these ‘random acts of violence’ – in Paceville, and elsewhere – it does appear as though Malta has...

When you combine the nature of these ‘random acts of...

A convenient technicality
Michael Falzon

I rarely join the chorus of those who are always asking for the resignations of people with whom they disagree, but in this case the Attorney General is so...

I rarely join the chorus of those who are always asking for...

As prices keep going up, will our lifestyles eventually come crashing down?
Josanne Cassar

With salaries remaining the same there is only so much you can stretch your pay cheque... for the first time, I am hearing people say that they have simply...

With salaries remaining the same there is only so much you...

A boy-scout cannot win elections
Saviour Balzan

Grech knows he cannot win the next European elections... he lacks gravitas, charisma, rhetorical will-power and the vision to pull the electorate away from...

Grech knows he cannot win the next European elections... he...

Malta’s answer to ‘Roe vs Wade’? ‘Roe(sianne) vs Roe(berta)!’
Raphael Vassallo

Our politicians are beginning to actually touch upon the real issues surrounding abortion, for the very first time. Who knows? Our own ‘Roe(sianne)...

Our politicians are beginning to actually touch upon...

Andrea Prudente case: No country for pregnant women
Raphael Vassallo

Here is what Maltese MPs seem intent on telling us: ‘Sorry, but no....

Here is what Maltese MPs seem intent on telling us:...

The PN’s recurring nightmare
Michael Falzon

By opting to be a confessional party – that historically it never was – the PN would be supported by a minority of voters and will never become the...

By opting to be a confessional party – that...

You need to treat people like you expect them to treat you
Josanne Cassar

How can you be making the sign of the cross one minute and spitefully turning...

How can you be making the sign of the cross one minute and...

Giving our active youth tools to change the world
Cyrus Engerer

We must motivate and encourage engagement. Rather than seeing activism as a...

We must motivate and encourage engagement. Rather than...

Ice world: Antarctica’s riskiest glacier under assault from below
The Conversation

Ice is still ice – it doesn’t move that fast no matter what is...

Ice is still ice – it doesn’t move that fast no...

‘The dog ate my government’
Raphael Vassallo

In just a few words, Robert Abela effectively exposed the sheer non-existence of a government that allowed itself to be ‘gobbled up’ by the...

In just a few words, Robert Abela effectively exposed the...

Malta at NATO: island perspective adds value to the debate
Frank Psaila

Faced with Russia’s aggression of Ukraine, Malta, whilst remaining a...

Faced with Russia’s aggression of Ukraine, Malta,...

Visit Rwanda!
Michael Falzon

Is Boris Johnson using the Rwanda and the Northern Ireland issues to divert attention and so help him cling on to power despite the mutiny by his own MPs over...

Is Boris Johnson using the Rwanda and the Northern Ireland...

The fastest (and most infuriating) u-turn in history...
Raphael Vassallo

And I am sorry to have to conclude on such a dismal note, but: let’s face...

And I am sorry to have to conclude on such a dismal note,...

Keep moving, nothing to see here... just another week of bizarre headlines
Josanne Cassar

A suspected homicide following an argument in St Paul’s Bay, a man in danger of dying after an argument in St...

A suspected homicide following...

The Plain Truth
Saviour Balzan

Politicians have to learn to see the wider interest of society and communities and not only the narrow ones. The Plain Truth is that nothing can...

Politicians have to learn to see the wider interest of...

Safety and dignity must be assured for all | Samar Mazloum

Samar Mazloum, UNHCR Representative to Malta | UNHCR stands ready to...

Samar Mazloum, UNHCR Representative to Malta | UNHCR...

Naïve? Joe Giglio? Not quite…
Raphael Vassallo

By taking such clear, unequivocal aim at the very source of all this ‘Evangelical Trust’, Joe Giglio has also forced the Nationalist Party –...

By taking such clear, unequivocal aim at the very source of...