In the framework of UN-led refugee protection, inclusion, and equal opportunities initiatives, sports has been playing an increasingly more important role. It has been recognised as instrumental in conveying strong universal values of respect, solidarity and equality, and enabling personal engagement, professional enhancement and, eventually, social and economic upward mobility. In the last few decades, … Continue reading Sport’s Global Call for Solidarity: The Refugee Olympic Team
Will Kashmir finally be like the rest of India, or will the rest of India be made into another Kashmir?
It does not weaken any nation to admit diverse, strong, and assertive sub-nationalities. Rather, that is the civilised way of appreciating the natural development of culture and communities.
Water is of critical importance to human survival. However, access to water for various uses can create contention between countries and is a "matter of life and death", especially when such access affects by transboundary factors. A contemporary example is the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a project running since 2011. The GERD is a source of interstate … Continue reading About Water Security and the Construction of the GERD
After the end of World War I and II, Western Europe began to witness and experience the spread of democratic regimes throughout, moving further past liberal motivations and towards better established democratic governmental frameworks. As nationalism became discredited, authoritarianism became detested, the drive for the free market and an open international network of trade and … Continue reading Green Pass Viewed as a Red Flag for Eurosceptics
The US women's gymnastics team will compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic competition on Sunday July 25th. Their athletes are expected to bring the gold medal home, yet the USA gymnastics federation faces the lowest public and internal support it has had in decades. This follows the September 2016 revelations that the same gymnasts who … Continue reading USA Gymnasts to Compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Amidst Lingering Abuse Controversies
Mobile attacks have become evermore common as the progress of technology marches on. The commonality of these attacks are becoming more concerning as they are evolving into silent killers. On July 18, 2021, multiple news outlets such as The Washington Post, reported that the spyware Pegasus has infiltrated the devices of human rights activists, academics, … Continue reading Pegasus: the Modern Trojan Horse
In the last years, the European population is concentrating, primarily, in the metropolitan areas. This urban sprawl is accompanied by relevant challenges concerning sustainability, social cohesion, adequate housing and efficient transport services. By 2050, 80% of the global population will live in a town or a city. For this reason, the European Commission is working to carry out the urban sustainability … Continue reading EU Smart Cities
Saudi Arabia is frequently mentioned today, not only because of the wealth shown by the ruling family, but also and above all because of its investments scattered around the world. As a rentier state, Saudi Arabia has enjoyed a flourishing economy based on oil and gas exports for almost 70 years now. This enormous wealth … Continue reading Wahhabism and Saudi Kingdom: A Dangerous Alliance?
On Sunday, July 11th, the Football Euro Cup Final took place. Individuals across the globe, especially in Europe, traveled to parties, bars, houses, and gathered to watch the final game between England and Italy. Tensions high, within the first two minutes of the game, England scored a goal, setting the tone and leaving Italians worried … Continue reading Accepted When You Win Attacked When You Lose