The New Normal/La Nouvelle Normalité/新常態: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Absence from G20 Summit Raises Questions About U.S.-China Relations
India held the Group of 20 summit of advanced and developing economies in New Delhi. PHOTO: ARUN SANKAR/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES The recently...Read More "The New Normal/La Nouvelle Normalité/新常態: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Absence from G20 Summit Raises Questions About U.S.-China Relations"
Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia have taken it upon themselves to unilaterally ban grain and agricultural products from Ukraine. Ukraine has filed a complaint with the WTO and the EU may defend them while simultaneously start an infringement procedure against them.Read More "Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: The European Union And The Rogue Three"
The 15th BRICS Summit was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 22–24, 2023. The latest summit marked a turning point in the membership debate, as six more countries will join the BRICS as of January 2024. With Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates joining, the BRICS countries will be able to express an economic, financial, and demographic weight that will unavoidably redraw the power balance.Read More "The new axis of power: four MENA countries join the BRICS group "
In October 2022, Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry urgently requested international military assistance to address a security crisis exacerbated by blockades imposed by criminal gangs. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres supported the need for a specialized armed force to assist the Haitian National Police. However, concerns related to previous foreign interventions and strong opposition from some Haitians, rooted in historical distrust, have complicated efforts. Emphasis is placed on the importance of a culturally sensitive solution through diplomacy and dialogue to address Haiti's challenges.Read More "Unpacking Haiti’s Crisis: UN Military Mission Dilemma"
Italy is once again being overwhelmed with migrants trying to reach Europe. The EU promises help yet time will tell if this will be the case.Read More "Let’s Tune In To The EU’s periphery: Lampedusa Becomes Ground Zero In Migrant Crisis"
COVID-19 has only exacerbated an existing concern in Europe: deaths related to alcohol, drug abuse and suicide. We explore the reasons, consequences, and next steps.Read More "Deaths Of Despair: A Silent Interconnected Health Challenge In Europe"
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"
In 2020, the murder of George Floyd ignited nation-wide protests under the slogan "Black Lives Matter" to condemn police brutality and demand accountability. After several months, it is important to take stock of the situation and analyze the phenomenon, from its historical roots to the implications for domestic politics in the USRead More "[REPORT] US Police In The #BLM Protests"
Sono trascorsi ormai mesi dall'annuncio da parte del governo israeliano di voler annettere parti della Cisgiordania, ma di fatto nessuna annessione ha ancora avuto luogo. Cerchiamo di capire perché e a che punto è la situazione generale al momento.Read More "[Report] Israele – Palestina: Lo Stato Attuale delle Cose"
Syrians of all backgrounds are becoming the victims of the regional powers' hunger: as the country is depleted and its citizens are displaced or disappear, international powers seem to only look after their own benefit.Read More "[REPORT] The Demographic Catastrophe in Syria"