As part of a more extensive interview on his book ‘The Big No’ (University of Minnesota Press, 2022), we asked Kennan Ferguson, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, about his account of ‘No Politics’ and what it signifies. The whole interview will be soon published by Iran Daily.
Most of the streets around the Canadian Parliament are quiet now. The Ottawa protesters who vowed never to give up are largely gone, chased away by policemen in riot gear. The relentless blare of truckers’ horns has gone silent.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday announced he was retiring from politics and dropping plans to run for vice president in next year’s elections when his term ends, paving the way for his politician daughter to make a possible bid for the top post.
British politics will be thrown “into chaos” for weeks to come as uncertainty grows over whether the government would be able to sell a draft deal it has reached with the European Union on leaving the bloc, says an academic and political commentator in London.
Human Rights Watch has voiced serious concern over recent arrests in Saudi Arabia, saying detention of prominent royals and businessmen under the banner of battling corruption could in fact be more a case of internal power politics.