Saturday the 30th of October 2021 marked the start of the G20 Summit in Rome. Key issues on the agenda included climate change, global tax, vaccines, and tariffs —all complex and decisive questions that the Groupe des Vingt had to negotiate on a tight deadline. Let us take a look at the G20 Rome Leaders' … Continue reading Main Agreements Reached at The G20 in Rome Point by Point
Environmental Issues and Society: How Environmental and Societal Issues Affect Human Life
Without self-understanding, we cannot hope for enduring solutions to environmental problems, which are fundamentally human problems.- Yi-Fu Tuan Environmental issues are at par with social issues since social disparity connects both. This is because social position decides to what degree an individual can cope with environmental-related issues. For instance, in the State of Gujarat in … Continue reading Environmental Issues and Society: How Environmental and Societal Issues Affect Human Life
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
Human Duties and Universal Responsibilities
“Human duties are the universal responsibilities of human beings regardless of jurisdiction or other factors, such as ethnicity, nationality, religion or sex. The idea of human duties arises as a natural counterbalance to the philosophical idea of human rights.” These days, the whole world is paying lip service to human rights. At the United Nations … Continue reading Human Duties and Universal Responsibilities
Mind the Gap: Global Travel During the Pandemic
There was a period during the pandemic, somewhere near the beginning, where some optimism seeped through. Could this, like so many junctures of calamity in modern history, lead to a further interconnected world? One where a new era of transnational collaboration and unity could come to the forefront, placing shared humanity ahead of conflict, isolationism … Continue reading Mind the Gap: Global Travel During the Pandemic
Chinese and American Arms Race Intensifies
In an effort to counter China and its strong military navy technology, the United States, Australia and the UK announced their new joint AUKUS agreement. This partnership will allow Australia to equip itself with stealthy, long-range nuclear-powered submarines in order to stand strong against China’s growing military capacity. It is evident that an acceleration of … Continue reading Chinese and American Arms Race Intensifies
A Breeze of Democracy?
Since 2013, Venezuela has been on a continuous downward spiral after Maduro assumed the role of presidency, following the death of Hugo Chávez. Little by little, Maduro, with the military by his side, instituted and inserted non-democratic traits into the political institutions such as: persecuting of civil activism, silencing freedom of speech, curtailing free press, … Continue reading A Breeze of Democracy?
An Overview on the Sahel Region: International Presence and Humanitarian Challenges
The Sahel region is an area in sub-Saharan Africa characterized by conflicts primarily between state forces and armed terrorist groups. Over the past ten years, it has devastated the area and triggered a severe humanitarian crisis, leading to the intervention of several international military forces in the territory. International missions in the Sahel: a timeline … Continue reading An Overview on the Sahel Region: International Presence and Humanitarian Challenges
Global Agriculture: Who Controls Seeds?
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?
The Birth of a New Era: Discussing Nascence in a Dying World
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