From the moment European colonizers accidentally found a path to reach the New World, they made this land into their source of wealth. Raw materials, crops, precious metals, and even people were drawn from it to become commodities that would deepen the continental royalties’ pockets. However, this process started in the late 15th century and it could seem like after the 4th of July 1776, there had been no remaining shadow of this foreign presence. However, a group of peoples who inhabited the land long before any other outsiders set foot on it, the natives, took one of the hardest hits. They were forced out of their homes, persecuted for their culture, and ostracized for fighting to keep it alive. It is a part of History we are often not told about, but their presence and fight for freedom and recognition seem to be coming to fruition in the last years.
As a result of a string of gang-linked riots, more than 300 people were killed inside Ecuador prisons in 2021. How did it escalate this far?
The Ukrainian war skyrocketed the oil and gas prices, pushing the US inflation.
President Biden, as a pragmatic Democrat, started to revive the commercial relations with Venezuela, putting at stake his reputation on human rights.
With Russian President Vladimir Putin aggressing against Ukraine, can the West maintain its control over the European geo-security order?
With the appointment of Joe Biden as president of the United States, the lawmakers of both the European Union and the United States have expressed their desire for a new dawn in transatlantic ties. Hence, the new president of the US was seen by MEPs as a chance to reinforce the EU-US relationship to tackle common challenges. Particularly emphasising the need to regulate tech giants.
The Olympic Games are fertile ground for countries to cultivate soft power. This happens because, as the definition stands, soft power has to do with values, aspirations, and even dreams. This is the reason why the mystique of the legends that grow in the field of the Olympic Games is a crucial piece of world politics throughout history.
The recent storming of the Capitol – an attempt by Trump supporters to disrupt the confirmation of the electoral college vote on the 6th of January 2021 – has highlighted a systemic problem within the US military.
With a deepening contested and competitive global order, Canada needs to review its foreign policy. This first entry of a three-part analysis identifies four major areas Canada has mismanaged in its foreign policy.
In January 2021, failing company GameStop saw the value of its shares soar by 1.700%. It was the beginning of the Reddit vs Wall Street confrontation. Behind the unexpected rise were Reddit users. Their purpose was to show discontent with the unfair dynamics of the financial market. Despite the popular support for the initiative, small investors encountered heavy financial constraints. All in all, the impression was that “all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others”.
The financial market, though, is a human creation. As such, none of its features are either “natural”, nor necessary. This means that the system can be corrected and improved. And this “David vs Goliath”-like clash helped pointing out some elements that need to be reformed or regulated. Therefore, the first part of this article will sum up the events. The second part will point out the most problematic issues arisen. Finally, the third part will suggest some corrections that could improve the health of the financial market.
On January 6th, 2021, Capitol Hill has been sieged, and the temple of American democracy has been violated on world live television.