Let’s Tune In: Europe’s Most Important Gas Pipeline Closes Again

After three days in which the North Stream pipeline was closed because it needed repairs, Gazprom announced the Nord Stream would have been closed due to the unexpected worst technical malfunctions. The decision has been taken by Gazprom and Russia’s industrial regulator Rostekhnadzor. It is not the first time that the pipeline was shut down because it has been closed for 10 days in July and after that intervention, its operativity has not gone beyond the 20% of its capacity.

Let’s Tune In: Mali asked for a UN meeting against France

In the past days, Mali asked for a UN meeting with United Nations Security Council President, China, because of several serious allegations against France on its territory. According to the Malian letter, France would have violated its air space several times, would have delivered weapons to the armed groups, and in addition, France would have used their air space against them to collect intelligence information for these terrorist groups. This last accusation is not accompanied by evidence.

EU Military Response: Uncharted Territory in the Union Policies

The European response to the war in Ukraine has not only shifted the paradigm of EU foreign response, but it has also created a series of unprecedented changes to the very function of the Union. As such, it becomes imperative to investigate the mechanisms and the implications of these new systems in order to assess what they could imply for the European Union’s future.

Let’s Tune In: An Authoritarian Threat to Brazil’s Democracy

After several times Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he would not accept the result of the elections, he went on with further declarations these days which confused and scared thousands of Brazilians so much that they signed a manifesto in which they recognize the threat to their Brazilian democracy. Thousands of Brazilians protested claiming to Bolsonaro to respect their vote and the Brazilian people.

How Ukraine’s Resistance to Authoritarianism Could Inspire Taiwan: Perspectives from China and the USA

Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022 and has since had its troops in Ukraine. Ukraine has been resistant and have fought back with the help of countries like the United States. While countries like China has neither sent military help to Ukraine to help with the invasion nor has it allied with Russia. The determination of Ukraine in fighting back has given courage to small countries like Taiwan to take practical steps to avoid their democracy and freedom taken away by China. The Taiwanese have decided to stand strong like the Ukrainians.

Let’s Tune In: Taiwan’s Issue

The Chinese response to the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the highest American representative person there since 1997, arrives. People’s Republic of China decided that the right response was to halt the US and Chinese cooperation in several fields such as defense, justice, and climate change and to take several measures against Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family members, this last by relevant laws in China.

Let’s Tune In: Gas Supply Diversification

In the attempt to disengage Russia from the European gas supplier role, Italy signed 15 agreements with Algeria last week, agreements that made Algeria the biggest Italian gas supplier and they came together with several memorandums of understanding in areas ranging from energy to sustainable development, justice and micro-enterprises. it was the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi himself who presented the agreement during his visit to Algeria.

Let’s Tune In: Two Journalists Shot Dead with Hunting Ammunition in Brazil

The Javari Valley has become known for illegal fishing, mining, logging, and drug-trafficking activities. The region is known for violent conflicts between these various criminal groups, government agents and indigenous people. These are the specific conflicts that Mr Phillips and Mr Pereira, two journalists who lost their life, were documenting.

Many Critics, a Few Allies, and Some Awkward Friends: Mapping and Explaining Latin American Reactions to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Moscow’s actions in Ukraine were met with widespread condemnation in Latin America. There were, however, a few unsurprisingly friendly words from allied governments and some ambiguous reactions from regional sympathizers.