Star Trek drew major inspiration from the political and social environment of the time, as these events drastically characterised the ethos and morality of the show as well as creating a more vivid world for the audience. This is something that was extremely relevant in the early iteration of the series, however was completely neglected in the more modern iteration of Star Trek in favour of mindless action and mainstream appeal. For the sake of our analysis, we are going to compare The Original Series (TOS) and The Next Generation (TNG) to the more modern shows, as to figure out why things have changed so drastically.
Belarusian protests have received an array of international responses. Each have competing visions for Belarus – which one will Lukashenko opt for?
Ulviyya Fataliyyeva, a talented 24-year-old chess player, heard Armenian missiles fall 1km from her house in Ganja, Azerbaijan. TNGO Contributor Daniela Movileanu interviews her to uncover the Human Story behind the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Once a taboo, the word regularisation has made its comeback into the EU’s vocabulary since the beginning of the health crisis. But what is regularisation? What are its pros and cons? And why has COVID-19 spiced up the political debate on regularisation?
Mexico City used to look a lot like Venice, so why is it now facing a water crisis? In this article we will explore the factors that have created the crisis, and discuss possible solutions with Andrea Lefranc, our local source in the heart of the city.
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?
As the American elections approach, Joe Biden could become the next President of the United States of America. In foreign policy, his experience in the Senate and as Vice President during the Obama administration could determine future strategies. How will Biden approach the rising power of China? And what role will the US continue to pursue in East Asia?
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.
The European Union quickly responded to the Beirut blast with physical and financial aid to Lebanon.
It is not the event that market the beginning of their relations. EU-Lebanon partnership, in fact, started in 2002.
Will the EU be able to maintain the promises made 18 years ago even in this emergency situation?
The recent atrocities on Jacob Blake and George Floyd, have brought much needed attention to racial inequality and racial tensions, both in the United States and globally. This calls into question the effects of such events on the affected families and communities as a whole. Therefore, the conversation on racial trauma urgently needs to be had, now more than ever. There is a pressing need to discuss racial trauma, to raise awareness, and to acknowledge that it needs a bigger lime light in the mental health sphere.