Qasem Soleimani air strike: why this is a dangerous escalation of US assassination policy
The Conversation
This latest operation further undermines international and US domestic norms against assassination is certain to set more dangerous international precedents for targeted killings
Foreign adventures in Libya and Iran
Matthew Bugeja
Turkey wants to put boots on the ground in Tripoli, and the US has killed Iran’s most important military commander. 2020 is off to a hell of a start.
[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | New Prime Minister must return country to a state of normality
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan looks ahead at the changes the new Prime Minister must carry out when he takes office in January

Saviour Balzan looks ahead at the changes the new Prime...

Joseph Muscat and Keith Schembri: a symbiotic relationship
Michael Falzon

Was Joseph Muscat just a screen for Keith Schembri to the extent that decisions...

Was Joseph Muscat just a screen for Keith Schembri to the...

Pop goes the weasel…
Raphael Vassallo

How unfair the English language really is, at the end of the day. For if there’s one thing you certainly cannot ever accuse a weasel of doing…...

How unfair the English language really is, at the end of...

Is it justified anger or Schadenfreude?
Josanne Cassar

There is no question that Muscat not only let down those who voted for him, but also those who gave him a chance even though it went against their usual...

There is no question that Muscat not only let down those...

I no longer trust Joseph Muscat
Saviour Balzan

Muscat was born in 1974 and maybe he cannot appreciate how the austerity and excessive centralisation and control of Dom Mintoff wrecked the party, the...

Muscat was born in 1974 and maybe he cannot appreciate how...

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts: regulating trading in influence

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming to being ‘blackmailed’. That is the whole point of the matter: it was his own decision...

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | The Prime Minister’s me ne frego
Saviour Balzan

Looking back at 2019 throws up various events and circumstances that are worth discussing but everything pales into insignificance when compared to the...

Looking back at 2019 throws up various events and...

Funny that: 20 years of the MaltaToday cartoon, in book format

Publication celebrates work of Mikiel Galea and Mark Scicluna for...

Publication celebrates work of Mikiel Galea and Mark...

100 years and counting:  The Malta Union of Teachers
Marco Bonnici

Despite its heavy influence in education, MUT had also influenced other sectors...

Despite its heavy influence in education, MUT had also...

Seek and ye shall find...
Raphael Vassallo

See? Lost things sometimes have a way of finding themselves when you least expect it. So take heart, Keith. Do not despair. Just remember the advice of a wise...

See? Lost things sometimes have a way of finding themselves...

Malta needs a truth commission
Michael Falzon

Moral injury results when a person experiences a sense of betrayal, humiliation, frustration, anger and shame as a result of people of trust failing to do the...

Moral injury results when a person experiences a sense of...

All I want for Christmas is...  no more spin
Josanne Cassar

At one point, self-preservation will kick in and more people who have...

At one point, self-preservation will kick in and more...

What’s next in the Egrant and Macbridge mystery?
Saviour Balzan

The perception seems to be that the police are treating Schembri with kid...

The perception seems to be that the police are treating...

A breakdown of national trust

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a cautionary tale against running wild with allegations before having all the facts at hand; but also as a...

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a...

How Labour failed to connect with the British working class
The Conversation

Eric Shaw • Deluding others is wrong; deluding yourself is fatal....

Eric Shaw • Deluding others is wrong; deluding...

First we want foreign workers, then we deport their children
Josanne Cassar

Don’t lure TCNs here with false promises, allowing them to build a new...

Don’t lure TCNs here with false promises, allowing...

‘Tis the season to be abnormal…
Raphael Vassallo

Over the years, we have all simply accepted a whole variety of political realities that would be considered bizarre – if not downright unacceptable...

Over the years, we have all simply accepted a whole variety...

An opportunity to strengthen rule of law

Ultimately, the rule of law exists to guarantee protection for ordinary citizens against abuse of power by the State… and recent events have clearly...

Ultimately, the rule of law exists to guarantee protection...