The UN Climate Change Conference will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, from October 31st to November 12th 2021, following its postponement in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This conference is expected to inspire climate action and to translate their words into meaningful change for future generations. In an effort to further push states … Continue reading What We Expect From Cop26
Last week the ICIJ released the largest data leak known to date, exposing some of the most lucrative deals and covert assets in the world. This has been the largest-known collection of leaked offshore data in history and it targets the world's richest and most powerful people. Known as the Pandora papers, the leak includes … Continue reading Pandora Leak
Why Biden’s New Southeast Asia Foreign Policy is Easier Said Than Done?
The high-profile visit of the U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to Southeast Asia came to an end. Harris concluded her trip to Singapore and Vietnam with what seemed empty promises and left the international audience somehow bewildered regarding the U.S. administration’s foreign policy for Southeast Asia. Security and defense have traditionally been the main objectives … Continue reading Why Biden’s New Southeast Asia Foreign Policy is Easier Said Than Done?
EU Digital Covid Certificate Implementation in the European Context
On July 1st, the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate came into force, introducing Europe-wide rules concerning the freedom of movement of both EU and non-EU citizens in the European area in the context of the current pandemic. This certification, also called the 'Green Pass' or 'Vaccine Passport', has the joint aim of facilitating free movement within … Continue reading EU Digital Covid Certificate Implementation in the European Context
The Global Shortage of Raw Materials: Pandemic Aftermath
Last year, due to the pandemic and the social and political problems caused by extended lockdowns, people were watching the evolution of the Covid-19 outbreak with apprehension. Few would have imagined that a health crisis could quickly have economic repercussions. These effects are no longer regional or national, but global. As economies came to a … Continue reading The Global Shortage of Raw Materials: Pandemic Aftermath
CBAM: Should the European Union Set the Dinner Table?
In recent years, societies have become more conscious and have demanded politicians take legal and political action to slow down global warming. Various countries and regional blocks have adopted simple to complex regulations like banning plastic bags, single-use straws, and/or utensils, a Norwegian plan to prohibit sales of vehicles run by fossil fuels (established in 2021), … Continue reading CBAM: Should the European Union Set the Dinner Table?
The “Right” Side of the Aisle
It is not very difficult to see how the Democrats of today more and more closely resemble the Republicans of yesterday.
Power Crisis in China: A giant Step Towards Inflation
China’s hybrid economy is at a crossroads between its own ambition and lack of policy structure. China is facing an acute shortage of electricity which has left billions of people in around 21 provinces as well as businesses out of electricity. Even though blackouts are a regular thing in the country, however, this time multiple … Continue reading Power Crisis in China: A giant Step Towards Inflation
How Women In Croatia Struggle To Find Balance Between Family and Career
While studying the relationship between productive and reproductive goals for women, scholars identified two types of conflict: work-to-family conflict and family-to-work conflict. The former occurs when "demands from one role at home affects one's ability to meet the demands associated with another role in another domain at the workplace" and is typical of patriarchal societies … Continue reading How Women In Croatia Struggle To Find Balance Between Family and Career
Promised Land, Crusader State: The Eight Traditions of US Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
As part of my graduate studies, I recently had to read Dr. Walter McDougall’s 1997 book Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World Since 1776. McDougall outlines eight US traditions of diplomacy and foreign policy, which he identified in the process of reviewing previous conceptions of these and the primary source they … Continue reading Promised Land, Crusader State: The Eight Traditions of US Diplomacy and Foreign Policy