Category: World

Despite the fact that the doormats were being sold by a third party, Amazon has apologised.

India pulls mat from under Amazon’s feet

Will Sushma Swaraj's sentimental response to the flag doormats hurt India's future prospects with Amazon and other MNC's?

/ January 14, 2017

Rwanda’s genocide didn’t make the front page news: An interview with Alfredo Jaar

Rwanda's horrific genocide and the lack of media coverage that surrounded it are discussed with Alfredo Jaar in an interview. Alfredo Jaar is a Chilean-born artist, architect, and filmmaker.

/ January 14, 2017

A not-so-funny mix-up: Kyrgyzstan’s name tarnished in Istanbul attacks

Social Media has again created a mess. The picture of the alleged terrorist, who later turned out to be a meagre trader, was passed around on Twitter for hours.

/ January 13, 2017
Sovereignty is a saleable commodity

Sovereignty up for sale: Terms and conditions subject to circumstances

Sovereignty has always been a saleable commodity for the rulers. It has not been able to free itself from the clutches of sale transactions.

/ January 12, 2017
Globalization mapped out

The anti-globalization voices that were unheard by the G20 leaders

With the advent of a new year, G20 countries need to recognize some legitimate concerns against the widely accepted notion of globalization.

/ January 11, 2017

The First Lady’s last address: Her bequest to the nation

The legacy of Michelle Obama is historical. As the First Lady, her last official words yet again encouraged the people of the United States to embrace diversity with open arms.

/ January 10, 2017
Censorship in Russia

Russia’s five moments of censorship in 2016

Russia has seen some of the most memorable moments of censorship last year for the most intriguing reasons.

/ January 9, 2017
It's high time Saudi Arabia ceases it's human rights abuses.

Saudi Arabia’s ‘justified’ crackdown on its activists

The writer unveils how the protectors of law have become the enemies of justice and how patriotism is being sentenced to imprisonment in a UN Human Rights Council member nation...

/ January 8, 2017

Why is Putin silent to Obama’s recent expulsion of Russian diplomats?

Putin's silence on the recent expulsion of Russian diplomats by the Obama administration might signal a shift in the acrimonious relationship shared by the two. But how?

/ January 5, 2017
A Trump presidency and refugees

The state of refugees during Trump’s presidency

In a scenario where Trump pursues a reversal of the Obama administration’s policies on refugees, the impact of his presidency needs to be questioned.

/ January 5, 2017
Carbon emissions

There are bigger threats to climate than a Trump’s presidency

White House policies have had minimal impact on global warming and climate change. The real deal is the shift in America's position in international affairs.

/ January 4, 2017

Will Karlov’s assassination bring Turkey and Russia together?

Russian ambassador Karlov was gunned down at a public event by Mevlut Mert Altintas. But will this affect Turkey's relations with Russia?

/ January 3, 2017

Latin America’s wishlist for the new Secretary General of the UN

With the welcome of António Guterres as the new United Secretary General, the Latin American diplomats are also ready with a long list of demands.

/ January 2, 2017
Arctic winter in 2016. This year, ice coverage has reached record lows for the early northern winter.

The Arctic is becoming exceptionally warmer. Humans at fault?

The analysis of the Arctic winter in 2016 points out to an unusual event of climate change due to increased human influence through greenhouse emission which needs to be curtailed.

/ December 27, 2016
The satellite uses quantum physics.

China launches its new satellite using quantum physics

China has recently launched a new satellite with a unique feature of sending information using quantum physics. But is this a revolution in the world of communication?

/ December 27, 2016
Students protesting in South Africa

Nigeria’s struggles reflect how politicisation of academia affects academic standards

Students in South Africa are protesting to decrease the education fees. What happens with the potent mixture of student and politics?

/ December 26, 2016
Ghanians celebrate

Women are hopeful about Ghana’s new President

Ghanaian women pin hopes on the new President to reduce sexual harassment at workplaces by creating better jobs for Ghana's increasing workforce.

/ December 24, 2016

Can Temer’s policies salvage what is left of Brazilian economy?

Brazilian political scientist Sergio Gregorio Baierle explains how the new President Michal Temer's neoliberal policies can heighten the economic crisis in Brazil.

/ December 23, 2016
The Humanitarian Crisis of refugees

Bans and borders: No country for aspiring immigrants?

Is the popular narrative on immigration for host nations, a one-sided affair to support protectionist propaganda?

/ December 22, 2016
Costa Rica

The curious case of Costa Rica: What makes it unique?

What makes Costa Rica, a picturesque country sandwiched between the Pacific and the Caribbean Sea, the happiest and greenest in the world?

/ December 18, 2016
Youth of Egypt looking at the dismal future

No hope for the youth of Egypt?

Hope for better education system for youth along with sugar in Egypt is currently short in supply.

/ December 16, 2016

What matters the most for global environmental change research: Humans or resources?

When it comes to environmental changes, the global environmental researches focus more on the resources but what about the absence of humans?

/ December 15, 2016

Good news: Carbon emissions have barely grown despite the global economic growth for the third year in a row

The decoupling of carbon emissions from global economic growth is good news. However, no-growth in emissions still needs to be transformed into actual declines.

/ December 15, 2016

Can the Paris Agreement guarantee a solution to climate change?

Can the Paris Agreement reach its target of large and sustained emission reductions?

/ December 9, 2016

The Mediterranean diet is world famous. Here’s how Spain failed to market it right

While linking the food and culture of a place, the article dwells into a deep discussion about the Mediterranean diet.

/ December 9, 2016

Is public vote viable to decide South Australia’s nuclear stance?

South Australian President wants to conduct a non-binding nuclear plebiscite. Is it feasible in this situation?

/ December 8, 2016

A ray of hope for Yemen?

Former Vice President of Yemen has hinted that Yemen might finally be able to end the war. However, there are few factors which have might deter it from happening.

/ December 7, 2016
free trade

Trump roots for fair trade, not free trade

Be it NAFTA in America, the TTIP with Europe or the TPP in Asia - Beijing's efforts towards APEC is a win-win for Asia.

/ December 6, 2016
The world’s oceans, coastal seas, estuaries, and many rivers and lakes are experiencing declines in dissolved oxygen.

Our oceans are getting breathless, deoxygenation is what we need

The oceans have experienced great oxygen declines in the past, human actions, higher water temperatures and continued inputs from urban areas, are in large part responsible for the present changes.

/ December 5, 2016
global risks

Rising Dollar, Rising Global Risks

The rapid rise in Dollar has triggered angst in emerging markets. While it may be good for the US, it might not be that good for the world economy.

/ December 5, 2016