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IRAN: Ukrainian Plane Crash & Political Accountability

By Sonia Harim The Ukrainian plane that was shot down this 8th January 2020 just added more tension to an already heated situation. This fatidic event occurred after the missile attacks between the US and Iran, after Qassem Soleimani’s murder by the order of Donald Trump. The escalation reached its peaks, and the world wasContinue reading “IRAN: Ukrainian Plane Crash & Political Accountability”

KASHMIR: A Region Between Restrictions and Public Order

By Francesca Mele On August 5, 2019, the Indian government announced the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, which granted independence to Kashmir since 1947, when after a dispute over the territory’s independence and a Pakistani’s attack, Kashmir turned to India to ask for protection. The intervention of the Indian government in defence ofContinue reading “KASHMIR: A Region Between Restrictions and Public Order”

FRANCE: Macron Renounces His Life Pension as President

By Lucìa Ballester Bellver The French head of state refused to benefit from a 1955 law that makes him receive for life upon leaving the Presidency an equivalent amount to the salary of a state councilor of about 6,220 euros gross per month. France pension system is divided into 42 “special regimes” across private andContinue reading “FRANCE: Macron Renounces His Life Pension as President”

Qasem Soleimani: An Untouchable International Target

By Marianna Maddock This new decade has already started on very unstable grounds, especially since the recent US drone attack which killed Iranian military commander, Qasem Soleimani, and Iraqi militia leader, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. These were blatant acts of war. Soleimani has been on the radar for several years. He was in fact a clearContinue reading “Qasem Soleimani: An Untouchable International Target”

INDIA: The Complicated Relationship Between Hindu and Muslims

By Francesca Mele What India experienced the last months of 2019 has the appearance of a threat for one of the biggest democracies in the world. In August, Assam, a state in northeast India, was the first Indian state to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) with a list that failed to include 1.9Continue reading “INDIA: The Complicated Relationship Between Hindu and Muslims”

Trump On The Ropes: Impeachment or Lies?

By Lucìa Ballester Bellver “Today is going to be a lot of things. […] What it is not is fair. What it is not is about the truth.” On December 18th 2019, these words were pronounced, clear and concise, by Representative Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, after theContinue reading “Trump On The Ropes: Impeachment or Lies?”

XXI Century: The Reinassance of Anti-Semitism

By Marianna Maddock In the past few weeks, there has been a strong wave of anti-Semitic acts of violence in the United States, which peaked with an attack on a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York. Unfortunately, Europe is no stranger to these assaults. On the contrary, both in Europe andContinue reading “XXI Century: The Reinassance of Anti-Semitism”

ESPAÑA: El Primer Gobierno de Coalición de la Democracia Moderna Española

Por Beatriz Lasheras Mas Click here to read the article in English. El inicio de la nueva década ha traído consigo un nuevo Gobierno en España: el primer Ejecutivo de coalición de la democracia moderna española. El pasado 8 de enero, el Congreso de los Diputados invistió a Pedro Sánchez con 167 votos a favor,Continue reading “ESPAÑA: El Primer Gobierno de Coalición de la Democracia Moderna Española”

SPAIN: The First Coalition Government of the Spanish Modern Democracy

By Beatriz Lasheras Mas Clique aquí para leer el artículo en Español. The beginning of the decade has brought a new Government in Spain: the first coalition Government of modern Spanish democracy. On January 8, the Socialist Pedro Sánchez was approved as prime minister by the Spanish Parliament with 167 votes in favour, 165 against andContinue reading “SPAIN: The First Coalition Government of the Spanish Modern Democracy”

The Soleimani Case: a Geopolitical Analysis

by Aurora Ceccotti The murder of Soleimani and its possible consequences led to a general fear of a third world war. Memes about young people getting ready to join the army have proliferated around the web. This is however unlikely to happen. As far as concerns the involvement of NATO countries, Article 5 does notContinue reading “The Soleimani Case: a Geopolitical Analysis”