On the 3rd of December, the Venezuelan people voted in a consultative referendum on how the country should position herself with regards to the century-long Essequibo Dispute, between Venezuela and Guyana. More specifically, the referendum asked five questions, four of which concerning how the Venezuelan Government should act in relation to the international treaties currently … Continue reading Will Guyana Essequiba become the 21-century Falklands?
The US-Chinese summit of San Francisco, this 17th of November, marks the first meeting between US and Chinese heads of State since 2017. Though optimists hope for reconciliation and pacification between these two superpowers, this scenario remains unlikely, due to the level of the interests at stake. This is made clear in China’s driving philosophy, … Continue reading The Red Tianxia: Confucianism and Maoism in China’s Foreign Policy
The world is watching in horror the events following the October 7th massacre by Hamas, and the beginning of a new chapter of the Israeli-Palestine carnage, where there are normally no real winners, and the parties are both stuck on a sub-optimal stalemate, where Palestinian civilians increased the lines of the sadly labeled, collateral casualties, … Continue reading Unraveling the Israel-Palestine Conflict: The Unintended Consequences of Nationalism-Isolationism as Explored by UN General Secretary Guterres
Escalation and Regional Dynamics The relentless tide of violence in the Israeli-Hamas conflict underscores not just a local crisis but the fragility of the entire Middle East. Rooted in deep-seated historical enmity, the ongoing clashes paint a complex picture of political, social, and religious discord. As diplomatic ties disintegrate, neighboring nations are forced into a … Continue reading Crisis Unveiled: Gaza’s Descent into Chaos
Introduction The dawn of the 21st century was marred by a catastrophic event that forever altered the course of history. The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States triggered a profound transformation in global geopolitics, leading to the proclamation of a “War on Terror” by the United States and its allies. This marked … Continue reading The Paradox of the War on Terror: Unraveling the Complex Relationship Between War and Terrorism
Introduction Haiti currently holds the 10th position on the Fragile State Index (FSI), a comprehensive metric evaluating a state's well-being across various categories. This paper focuses on key FSI indicators, notably State Legitimacy (9.9), Public Services (9.8), Human Rights (8.7), and External Intervention (9.6). While these scores offer a snapshot, a deeper exploration of Haiti's … Continue reading Unraveling Haiti’s Fragility: A Deep Dive into Historical Roots and Current Challenges