Smaller than nails, with the power of life within them; seeds have always been the pivot of humankind survival and development. Being the first economic asset, even before livestock and land property, seeds could be considered the solid equivalent of water. It is perfectly understandable why humanity, foreseeing potential planetary catastrophes, has decided to ensure … Continue reading Global Agriculture: Who Controls Seeds?
Only a couple of days ago, people across the globe awoke to the news of wildfires, disastrous and monstrous wildfires blazing across Athens, Greece; news outlets plastering grave photographs across social media that stood as representation of the looming destruction that climate change has brought us face to face with. Unfortunately, this news came as … Continue reading The Birth of a New Era: Discussing Nascence in a Dying World
President Biden won the 2020 Presidential elections with a campaign strategy that promised a more compassionate foreign affairs policy. His decision to remove all American troops from Afghanistan’s territory, leaving the country completely vulnerable to Taliban intervention, gave a very different impression. The humanitarian catastrophe currently unfolding in Afghanistan suggest that Biden’s concern was directly … Continue reading Biden’s Foreign Policy and his Afghanistan Decision
The world seems to be confronting the same news articles that surfaced around 20 years ago. “USA enters the Middle East” “Is the US military pulling out of the Middle East?” The newsstands, internet, and entire world seemed to become consumed by the political affairs between the US and the Middle East. Today, more than … Continue reading Biometrics Beware: an Advancement in Modern Warfare
What a lovely season! Summer! Beaches, sun, holidays. Everything is beautiful during summer. Mainly, if you live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. At least, one of the best, according to the lovely weather, for sure. Albeit we can’t talk about the political climate in the same way. August 3rd, 2021: … Continue reading A Fistful of Votes: the Boredom of the Italian Right-wing Rhetoric on Migration
Poland’s political scenario has recently been shaken by the ruling party's, Law and Justice (PiS), controversial new law on media funding and ownership. In mid-July, Law and Justice MPs submitted to the parliament (Sejm) a bill aimed at amending the existing Broadcasting Act in order to forbid entities from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) … Continue reading Liberticidal Media Law Shakes Poland
This 1st of July saw the adoption of the EU Digital Green Certificate, introducing Europe-wide rules relating to the freedom of movement of both EU and non-EU citizens in the European area during the current pandemic crisis. The EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate Framework legislation is specifically comprised of Regulation EU 2021/953 and Regulation EU 2021/954. … Continue reading EU Digital Green Certificate Implementation and Privacy Concerns in the Italian Context
The Middle East, in the collective imagination, represents an area of the world characterized by great religious fervor. It does not only govern the individual, but influences every aspect of public life. The Muslim countries of the MENA region are characterized mostly by religiously repressive states and secularly repressive states in comparison to other parts … Continue reading The Spread of Atheism and Irreligiosity in the Middle East
When Rihanna tweeted, "Why aren't we talking about this?!" with the hashtag #FarmersProtest - the world was introduced to the biggest farmers' protest in recent history, and possibly all history.
Turkish President Erdogan's grand vision of becoming a leader of the Muslim world is taking a more radicalised form in domestic politics as well. First conversion of two former Byzantine churches, namely the Church of St. Saviour in Chora and Hagia Sophia, into Mosques. And now annulation of Turkey's ratification of Istanbul Convention. This convention was established by The … Continue reading Erdogan and His Grand Vision – Increasing Internal Crisis in Turkey