As October’s chill sets in, ‘The Gordian’ returns from its brief hiatus with a meticulously curated issue titled ‘Global Constitution: The New Social Contract.’ This edition seeks to weave together the intricate threads of geopolitics, art, culture, and science, presenting a cohesive narrative of our shared global destiny.
In ‘The Imagined Unity: Understanding Nations, Nationalism and Their Bedrock,’ Alexander Stoney offers an exploration of the nuanced concept of ‘Nation’. This sets the stage for Adrian Liberto’s discourse on the pressing need for a global constitution in ‘The Global Constitution: And Why we Need it.’ Liberto subsequently scrutinises the UN’s role in the Palestinian crisis in ‘Palestine and the UN: Will this 794th letter jolt the Security Council into action?’
Stoney returns with ’24 Years of Missed Opportunities: How the UN Failed to Secure Peace in the DRC,’ presenting a critique of the UN’s endeavours in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sunil Kumar Pariyar, in a conversation with Stoney, brings forth the struggles and aspirations of the Dalit community in Nepal in ‘Redefining Forest Boundaries.’
Ariana Yekrangi offers a deep dive into Iran’s pottery landscape, with ‘Sculpting Change: Two Women Reshaping Iran’s Pottery Scene,’ highlighting the stories of Samira Ghafori and Anahita Ahmadi. Yekrangi’s commentaries on Armenia’s diplomatic shifts in ‘Armenia’s ICC Pivot: Defying Russia and Eyeing European and Iranian Ties‘ and the Tories’ selective criticism in ‘The Selective Outrage of the Tories: HS2 and Beyond’ provide readers with a pulse on the shifting sands of geopolitics.
Dawn Roy delves into the broader ramifications of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, while Omar Alansari-Kreger posits questions on the efficacy of nuclear deterrence in today’s geopolitical climate.
Carla Pietrobattista’s artistic critique, ‘Transcending Strokes,’ and the visual gallery, ‘Iranian Women Transforming Contemporary Pottery – In Pictures,’ offer readers an immersion into the world of art.
Lastly, Partho Pratim Chatterjee introduces pragmatic solutions to tackle global warming in ‘4 Ways to Use Carbon Dioxide to Curb Global Warming.’
We invite you to embark on this journey with us. As always, your engagement and feedback will serve as the beacon that guides our endeavour.