Power, as an experiential reality, is as old as the universe when considered as the ability to influence.
The Conflict Anatomy
The sombre mood within the globe, following measures to curtail the further spread of the deadly new coronavirus codenamed COVID-19, was interrupted by the enduring menace of police brutality; again stirring the world’s consciousness to the challenge of social inequality even if everyone remained vulnerable to infection by the virus.
In recent months, we have seen proud Iranians raise their voices against their oppressive rulers. The Iranian regime must abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons, stop spreading terror, death, and destruction, and start working for the good of its own people. Because of our powerful sanctions, the Iranian economy is doing very poorly. We can help them make it very good in a short period of time, but perhaps they are too proud or too foolish to ask for that help. We are here. Let’s see which road they choose. It is totally up to them.
West-Pavlov, in his 2013 work Temporalities, described time as defying a concise description as it is often confined to ‘lived texture’, yet defines every aspect of human existence. This complexity had hitherto been capturedin the unraveling of Hegel’s Absolute in a dialectical ambience of continuity that is sustained through the interchange of ‘change’ – a continuous interactive process between the thesis and antithesis- and ‘permanence’ – a resulting synthesis which de facto discovers its abnegation in life’s unending circle of birth and rebirth.
In the aftermath of British colonialism, the governance of Hong Kong was handed over to the Chinese in 1997 under the ‘One Country, Two Systems arrangement’, with the intention that Hong Kong will maintain its political semi-autonomy for at least half a century. Such an arrangement, following the bane of every post-colony hitherto under the British and French invasion, was bedeviled, ab initio, with future implosions from the inherited structural divide and rule mechanism.
Peter Geschiere’s (2011) proposition that the coinage of the term ‘Autochthony’ in Ancient Greece by the Athenians was in reaction to the influx of immigrants, with the intent of curbing their influence through exclusion from citizenship.
The deployment of soldiers for internal security in Nigeria since the emergence of Boko Haram and the spread of incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers across the country has continued to create the paradox of growing insecurity in the different areas of their intervention.