Vaccine diplomacy: Russia and China gain influence in Latin America as the US & EU engage in vaccine hoarding

By Gretel Cuevas Latin America Analyst  The race for the coronavirus vaccine has been far from equitable with rich countries hoarding as many doses as they can while developing countries struggle to get a few. While the European Union, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom have pre-ordered at least twice the doses toContinue reading “Vaccine diplomacy: Russia and China gain influence in Latin America as the US & EU engage in vaccine hoarding”

What about girls? Examining the exclusion of girl soldiers in the post-conflict peace-building process

By Natalie Domaas Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration (DDR) programmes implemented in post-conflict settings have faced much criticism over their effectiveness and success rate. Such criticisms include the lack of a gendered perspective, which causes many female combatants to be excluded from these programmes. While the plight of female combatants and the needContinue reading “What about girls? Examining the exclusion of girl soldiers in the post-conflict peace-building process”

Outlook 2021: Russia & FSU region

Unfiltered Voices founder and lead analyst for the Russia & FSU region, Ilayda Nijhar, shares her predictions for the main issues for the Russia in 2021. The 3 main issues for Russia include: the Covid-19 recovery, US-Russia relations, further unrest in the neighbourhood.

Farmer protests: a representation of India’s inequalities

By Prateek Srivastava South Asia Analyst  India is more than two months into the wave of protests rocking the country. Thousands of farmers from all across the country have been camping outside New Delhi (1) in the braving winter and rain to protest the infamous New Farmer’s laws. As the country awaits its 72nd RepublicContinue reading “Farmer protests: a representation of India’s inequalities”

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?”

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”

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”