Nakhchivan Corridor: What perspectives does it hold?

By Turan Gafarli Russia & FSU Analyst The November 10 ceasefire agreement ended the bloody war which lasted 44 days between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The armistice certified Karabakh to Azerbaijan while creating a new geopolitical reality in the South Caucasus. Aside from the return of Russia and Turkey to the region, the 9th clause ofContinue reading “Nakhchivan Corridor: What perspectives does it hold?”

The responsibility of Western countries to climate refugees

By Nick Gutkin Sustainability Analyst The international community broadly recognises the rights of people to flee war and persecution as refugees and protects them through international law. They are a particularly polarising topic in Europe, where an influx of refugees following the Arab Spring and wars in the Middle East led to the so-called ‘refugeeContinue reading “The responsibility of Western countries to climate refugees”

Fixing a divided nation: areas of interest for the Biden administration (Part 1)

By Konrad Foote North America Analyst (This op-ed is the first part of a longer series on the Biden administration) Inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, there has been much media attention surrounding what actions Joe Biden may take on day one of his Presidency, in his first 100 days, in hisContinue reading “Fixing a divided nation: areas of interest for the Biden administration (Part 1)”

US Capitol Attack: What it means going forward

By Ian Teunissen van Manen North America Analyst  The events at the US Capitol building on January 6th will undoubtedly go down as one of the more shameful moments of US history. Horrific scenes of the Confederate flag being flown in the halls of the center of American Democracy will not soon be forgotten, norContinue reading “US Capitol Attack: What it means going forward”

Cryptocurrencies: The pandemic’s new haven for criminals and terrorists (and what we can do about it)

By Eray Arda Akartuna AML/CFT & futures analyst In the world of new and disruptive technologies, trends that are set in motion can be hard to stop. The Bitcoin frenzy, which has revolutionised not only payments but also entire industries, is just one of many examples. Presenting a secure transparent network, the underlying Blockchain technologyContinue reading “Cryptocurrencies: The pandemic’s new haven for criminals and terrorists (and what we can do about it)”

Event special: “We love you”- Trump supports the end of U.S. democracy in 3 words

By Natalie Domaas After four years of continuous and dangerous rhetoric, the hate fuelled administration of Donald Trump has reached its zenith. On January 6th, 2021 the United States Capitol was stormed by pro-Trump protesters who descended upon Washington D.C. to try and stop U.S. Senators from confirming the electoral votes that would officially ratifyContinue reading “Event special: “We love you”- Trump supports the end of U.S. democracy in 3 words”

Event special: What we know so far on the US Capitol riot

By Gretel Cuevas While Congress convened to certify the electoral victory of Joe Biden, the United States Congress came under attack after hundreds of Trump supporters violently broke in. Holding arms and flags protesters entered the Capitol after President Trump ended his speech calling his supporters to march on Congress. After months of conspiracy theoriesContinue reading “Event special: What we know so far on the US Capitol riot”

Politicians volunteering to get vaccinated on camera is a band-aid solution

By Jennifer Bergman Europe Analyst Bernie Sanders, Mike Pence, and Joe Biden. Although they may have vastly different political views they all share one thing in common, their COVID-19 vaccination has become immortalised on camera. In light of the recent weeks development in the roll out of vaccines against COVID I am becoming increasingly interestedContinue reading “Politicians volunteering to get vaccinated on camera is a band-aid solution”

The transition conundrum

By Ian Teunissen van Manen North America Analyst It is now almost two months since the 2020 U.S. General election, and there remain serious concerns over the coming transition of power in 2021. Though President-elect Joe Biden has definitively won, and the election results have been certified (Sherman 2020), Donald Trump has not conceded theContinue reading “The transition conundrum”

The gamble of failing on greening the Latin American financial system

By José Luis Reséndiz Latin America Analyst  The sustainable economic recovery in Latin America is a challenge that leaders may regret not to take up seriously and on time. Unfortunately, the violence and inequality crises from the last decades have led to the wrong perception that the pandemic is just a transitory issue. The regionContinue reading “The gamble of failing on greening the Latin American financial system”