Here (https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-global-current/big-tech-trouble-australias-suNkgUhWqbK/), in my first podcast for the Global Current earlier in April this year, alongside Daniela Maquera Sardón, I made a prediction that following Australia’s New Social Media Law, other countries of the world will adopt similar templates to try to regulate #bigtech, and rightly so.

It’s interesting that beyond what I had imagined, the Nigerian government will be a leading front in efforts to curb Big Tech’s influence. Just last week, the Nigerian government banned Twitter in the country following #Twitter’s removal of the President’s controversial tweet. The government has stated that the temporary ban will be lifted…


The perception of what power is and how it should be measured is one that continues to draw differing explanations from both scholars of International relations and practitioners alike. For this essay, I will draw primarily from the realist and constructivists theoretical perspectives to make my assertions on what I think Power is, how it should be measured, whether it can even be measured and why it matters. …


Gender Equality Top 100 — Most Influential Women in Global Policy (2019)

The feminist theory of International Relations introduces gender as an analytical tool for understanding global power relations and as a normative position from which to construct alternative worldviews. For them, there lies the partiality of mainstream theorists who they accuse of focusing on the system level of analysis which only focuses on a system that has masculinity enshrined in its theoretical construction. In order to remedy this, feminist theorists look inward to transform mainstream IR theories in order to reveal the contributions of women in international politics.

Empirical Feminism argues that realist and liberal scholars theories politics and international relations…


Realism generally treats states as fundamentally similar to one another with one exception. What is the only important difference between states according to realism?

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As Kenneth Waltz posits, ‘Political actors are formally differentiated according to the degree of their authority.’ (Waltz, 2000) Power distribution is the only important difference between states according to Realism. When looking at states from the realist’s viewpoint, there are many features, scope conditions, and assumptions that apply to all states in the international system. In the course of the Melian Dialogue, Athens asserted that ‘We have come here for the interests of our empire,’ indicating one of the core assumptions of realists that self-interest drives states' behavior in the international system. This is also seen to play out as…


Today is the International Day of Education and the theme for this year is ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation.’ SDG Goal 4 is for quality education to be available to all children in an inclusive and equal manner by 2030 yet today, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, estimates that “over 200 million children will still be out of school in 2030.” The current pandemic and increased inter/intra-state conflicts has further widened the divide in terms of access to quality education. …


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MY GOALS FOR YEAR 2021.

It’s already the 16th of Janaury, 2021! Does it really matter? Well, I came into last year 2020, full of energy and excitement, not just because I was beginning my masters degree studies at Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations but moreso, I was eager to explore & experience the culture of the US. I know you too had several plans for the new decade. Yet…

COVID19 said no!

I made loads of progress last year but it remains the most challenging year I have ever faced. Being an international student in the…


AfCFTA is here and hopefully, it is here to succeed.

Not every first day of a new year is as important, relieving, and exciting as the first day of January 2021. First, today marks a much-anticipated departure from what will go down in history as one of the most unusual years. The Covid19 pandemic which dominated and influenced most of affairs in 2020, disrupted lives and livelihood, shook businesses and economies of nations. We all are grateful and quite relieved that not only are we in a new year but also, numerous vaccines are already being made accessible with the…

Chimdi Chukwukere

MA Candidate, Diplomacy & International Relations with Specializations in Foreign Policy Analysis, National Security and International economics and development

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