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.
On November 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an agreement to set up a naval base on the Red Sea coast in Sudan. Given the strategic geographical position of Sudan, Russia has more to gain than to lose.
On November 4 2020, Ethiopia started a conflict that has caused major disruptions in the population and the international community, leading to a humanitarian crisis. The world is shocked that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, started the conflict against the Tigray region.
Although there has been history of hacking activity especially from Russia, the new report released by Microsoft shows that hacking by nation-state actors has become more prominent than ever, especially from Russia.
Alexei Navalny, the main opposition leader in Russia against President Putin’s regime has been poisoned with Novichok, a dangerous nerve agent that has been allegedly used several times against Russian opposition figures. How will that affect the relations between the EU and Russia?
The recent presidential election in Belarus challenged the country’s status quo and its traditional mentality. Although President Lukashenko won, the main opponent Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and the Belarusian population, in particular the women, are currently playing an influential role in changing Belarus’ mentality.