Change or Continuity for the United Nations Security Council? An Analysis on the Institution’s Reformation Process

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is crucial to preserving global peace and security, yet attempts to reform it for more than 20 years have been unsuccessful. This article details the steps that would need to be taken in accordance with the United Nations charter in the event that the UNSC were to be reformed. It also gives an insight of the G4’s proposal for reformation.

(Analysis) A Grand Chess Game: The Russo-Ukraine Conflict’s Impact on China’s strategy toward the EU

The article speculates China’s grand strategy toward the EU within the context of the Russo-Ukraine conflict. It analyzes the US-EU-China trilateral relationships and how the U.S. and China utilize the Russo-Ukraine conflict to spread their influence in the Eurasian continent.

[ANALYSIS] Trouble in the Stars: Future of Outer Space Security

As space-based assets and data continue to play a crucial role in civilian life and military activity, outer space is becoming an increasingly critical domain for peace and security. This article traces the history of counterspace technologies and looks at the UN response on outer space governance.

A Tale of Two Countries: Dollarization in Panama and Ecuador 

Panama and Ecuador are two of the three fully dollarized economies in Latin America and have witnessed benefits of this controversial measure. But does dollarization have a place in a shifting geoeconomic order?

Weaponized Migration Towards Europe: Humanitarian Crisis or Hybrid Warfare ?

The threat of weaponized migration is sadly a reality that the European Union needs to face. This de-humanizing practice, which instrumentalizes humanitarian crisis and the struggle of innocent to gain strategic advantages, is a new way in which the conflict between Europe and Russia is being fought. As such, it is imperative to gain a comprehensive understanding of what the implications of such strategies are, and also to maintain fortitude in addressing them

[ANALYSIS] A Brief History of Rwanda: Understanding the UK-Rwanda Partnership Through a Historical Lens

This analysis introduces a brief history of Rwanda, in the belief that knowledge about a state’s past helps to elucidates its present. The article concludes with an analysis of the UK-Rwanda partnership in this historical context, asking whether this is a partnership that will really benefit Rwanda.

Are Economic Sanctions Effective To Stop North Korea’s Nuclear Activity?

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has not ceased its nuclear activity since its first testing in 2006. Since then, the United Nations Security Council has drafted multiple sanctions to prevent North Korea from testing its nuclear arsenal. This article debates whether international intervention can be effective or not in stopping North Korea’s nuclear activity.

EU Mutual Defense: Which Challenges Are Ahead?

The current security challenges that the European Union is facing in light of the war in Ukraine oblige it to rethink its definitions of security and defence. Often ignored in these debates is the fact that the EU has an own mutual defence tool at its disposal, similar to the one established through NATO.

[ANALYSIS] What ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’ Means for Women’s Political Representation in the Southern African Development Community?

Most countries in the world, not least in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, have glaring underrepresentation of women in politics, which impacts substantive contribution to sustainable solutions inclusive of the perspectives of women. 

[EXCLUSIVE] Growing Pressure against the HDP in Turkey: Interview with Spokeswoman Ebru Günay

As the HDP faces increasing political and judicial pressure, the spokesperson Ebru Günay, explains how the political party is resisting it. An exclusive interview.