By Ian Teunissen van Manen North America Analyst The first year of Joe Biden’s presidency was eventful to say the least. When Biden took office in late January 2021, the US was reeling from the January 6th Capitol Attacks spurring from election controversy, high rates of unemployment, pandemic complications, as well as ever-increasing political andContinue reading “Promises kept and promises yet to be delivered: President Biden’s first year (Part 1)”
By Nick Gutkin Climate Analyst Despite being an ancient farming method practiced by cultures from all over the world, agroforestry is only just now becoming a more widely known concept in Europe. Combining agriculture and forestry, agroforestry refers to different types of land use where woody perennials (such as trees and shrubs) are grown togetherContinue reading “Agroforestry: a climate-smart solution for Europe”
By Mert Can Yazici Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Towards the end of 2021, the Third Turkey-Africa Summit, which had been postponed for two years, was held in Istanbul. The two-day Summit was portrayed by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a new phase in Turkey-Africa relations which has gained significant momentum in recent years. [i]Continue reading “After the Third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit: a new stage in Turkey-Africa relations”
By Natalie Domaas Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Over the past 20 years it has become increasingly common for countries to list non-state armed groups (NSAG) as terrorist organisations. The logic behind this move is to make it easier for countries and international bodies to sanction these groups, however this trend is having an adverse effect onContinue reading “Why we should consider negotiating with terrorist organisations”
By Jennifer Bergman Europe Analyst A month ago, European countries started implementing new restrictions aimed at tackling a recent surge in cases. This sparked a wave of protests across several big European cities, populations that just last year tolerated restrictions such as curfews and lockdowns are now outraged at the prospect of another round. InContinue reading “Pandemic fatigue and the recent protest against new Covid-19 restrictions”
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