By Jennifer BergmanEurope Analyst As a politically stable country, Swedish domestic politics is not usually the centre of focus on the international scene, but two weeks ago, the Nordic country entered into a political crisis. On Monday the 21st of June, the Swedish government passed a vote of no confidence for the Social Democratic rulingContinue reading “Sweden’s political crisis – what is happening?”
By Fulya Kocukoglu, Europe Analyst On 9 June, 80 human rights organisations, activists and rescue teams across the world addressed an open letter to the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament, calling on them to defund and abolish Frontex, the European border and coast guard agency. The criticisms against Frontex are notContinue reading “Frontex: the controversial European Union agency on the brink of closure”
By Ian Teunissen van ManenNorth America Analyst Earlier this month, US President Biden embarked on a trip to Europe, marking his first international travel since taking office in January. This trip included stops in the UK for the G7 Summit and Brussels for meetings with EU leaders and the NATO Summit (Miller, 2021). The tripContinue reading “Post-Biden Europe trip: what to expect moving forward”
By Mert Can Yazici Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst While transatlantic actors are focused on the numerous summits and US President Joe Biden’s 8-day visit to Europe, the key west African nation of Mali is undergoing a coup for the second time in 9 months. The latest coup began with the arrest of Mali’s transitional President BahContinue reading “A“coup within a coup”: what next for Mali?”
By Nick GutkinSustainability Analyst On World Environment Day (June 7) 2021, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched its Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a decade-long initiative aiming to promote global action to restore damaged and degraded ecosystems.[i] This has coincided with the release of a workshop report co-led by the IPCC and IPBES (Intergovernmental PanelsContinue reading “Ecological Restoration: it’s time to prioritise biodiversity in reforestation programmes”
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