This Month's conference is focusing on the discussion organised by Foreign Affairs and the Peterson Institute for International Economics on: What killed the Chinese economy? With the participation of Adam S. Posen, Zongyuan Zoe Liu and Michael Pettis.Read More "Conference of November: Who killed the Chinese economy?"
The rogue three EU member states are back in the news. This time it is in regard to protests closing border crossings with Ukraine.Read More "Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Rogue Three Member States And Truck Queues"
This article focuses on the Chin people fleeing persecution in Myanmar, and facing limited protection in India. India's absence of a comprehensive refugee law render the Chins vulnerable to racism and xenophobia. Mapping the refugee's unique situation, marked by language barriers and inadequate legal support this article prompts the question for India's refugee law and analyzes UNHCR's response to the refugee crisis.Read More "The Forgotten Faces: Chin Refugees in India’s Quandary"
The latest resurgence of the Middle East conflict can be framed in an already uncertain global scenario, where heightened geopolitical risks for commodity markets are related to structural energy security issues.Read More "New geometries in the Middle East: energy security between conflicts"
Prime Minister Sanchez has potentially sold out Spain in order to win another power and is facing the wrath of large protests on the street.Read More "Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Spaniards Take To The Streets"
This article examines how Argentine congressman Javier Milei has firmly positioned himself as one of the frontrunners in the upcoming presidential elections. This is in spite of his controversial views and radical proposals, which begs the question, will he actually be able to pull off this huge victory in one of South America's largest states?Read More "Election Embers: Milei’s Unconventional Ascent in the Race for Argentina’s Presidency"
Nineteen months into the war and the EU still has not officially amended its Russia policy. Nevertheless, the EU has significantly changed its behavior towards Russia and is increasingly becoming a de facto geopolitical player. What does this mean for the future of EU-Russia relations?Read More "(Report) One Year Into the War: The EU’s Confusing Russia Policy"
(REPORT) Italy and the BRI: in the Shadow of Sino-American Competition and Balancing National Interest
Italy's BRI engagement economic promises fell short. Italy's reassessing aligns with US priorities. Taiwan's ties could help distancing from China but strain relations. Balancing interests, alliances, and economics, Italy navigates a complex situation. Exiting the BRI may offer security assurances while maintaining diplomatic and economic hedging with the US and China.Read More "(REPORT) Italy and the BRI: in the Shadow of Sino-American Competition and Balancing National Interest"
This February, France's President Emmanuel Macron hosted Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy as well as Germany's Olaf Scholz. Italy's Giorgina Meloni was not invited to the dinner and this has caused some tensions between European leaders. While a dinner may seem small, the challenges that the European Union faces are not.Read More "[REPORT] Table for Two?: Italy and Other Upper-Middle Powers in Modern Global Affairs"
Since independence from the United Kingdom, Myanmar's quest for freedom and democracy has been a long and ongoing battle. While its people and the international community hoped that Aung San Suu Kyi would move Myanmar down the path of democracy, the military coup of February 2021 has moved the Southeast Asian country further away from the democratic path, while strengthening its political ties with Russia and China.Read More "[REPORT] Myanmar: a long quest for democracy & freedom"
Like a ruthless chef who organises the...Read More "[REPORT] Erdoğan’s Menu to Crush Down the Opposition"
How the correlation between women’s rights and the democratic process of Turkey underlines that Erdoğan fails at respecting both of them?Read More "[REPORT] Evolution of Women’s Rights in Turkey: The Fall of a Democracy"
Is it possible to build a sustainable global policy with concrete objectives? Is there enough space and resources to build this initiative without economic growth?Read More "[REPORT] Is Green Development an Oxymoron or Is It a Sign to Rethink the Global Productive Matrix?"
France has been one of the European countries with the biggest number of Islamic terrorist attacks perpetrated by young people, usually of the second generation of immigrant people, who were recruited by the Islamic State (IS). There are many prominent factors that have played an influential role in the launching of these attacks, including the historical relation and colonisation of Middle Eastern countries, socio-economic estrangement, France’s secularism and its cultural diversity.Read More "[REPORT] France Between Je Suis Charlie and Terrorist Threats"