Global trade continued to recover strongly from the COVID-19 pandemic in the third quarter of 2021 – though recovery was uneven across nations and industries. The robust overall performance of trade, however, hides the fact that recovery has been unequal among nations and industries.
Jan 17: The US Coast Guard pulled 176 Haitians from an overloaded, unseaworthy boat approaching Florida’s coast last Monday (Jan 10). A former Syrian colonel was sentenced to life in prison by a German court last Thursday (Jan 14) for atrocities committed in Syria under the Assad regime. Uganda reopened its schools last Monday (Jan 10) after 83-week closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
North America: Former Haitian senator and key suspect in the murder of Haitian President, John
In September 2021, gas prices in Europe began to surge, leading to fears of gas shortages for energy supply for the winter. The Gazette’s Ryan Toh has dug deeper into the issue to shed light on what led to Europe’s energy crisis and how they plan to approach future energy policies.
Jan 10: United States (US) officials raise the possibility of restricting military manoeuvres and missile deployments in Eastern Europe, North Korea successfully tests hypersonic missile, Armed bandits attack the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara, leaving an estimated 200 dead.
North America: Mexico’s government announced last Thursday (Jan 6) that President-elect Gabriel Boric of Chile
Since the Enlightenment, the advent of humanistic idealism has chronically failed the world. Decrying the inherent idealistic hypocrisy of “morality”, polemicist Khai demonstrates how governments peg a dollar value on life and how obstinance is indeed, venerated and consequentially propitious.
Jan 3: Three people presumed dead after Colorado wildfire, Putin warns Biden against further sanctions over Ukraine, North Korea focus on economy and food production in 2022.
North America: 60-year-old Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty last Wednesday (Dec 29) on five of
Morphing into and from different forms, legibility is a force of nature that has flown under the radar for most of human history. What is legibility? Has its consequences brought out more bad than good? From the Enlightenment to High Modernism to Dataism, I explore the harm that this decoding and recoding force inflicts on the human condition.
Dec 27: More than thirty people, including children, killed in Myanmar by state military, NASA launches $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope, World Food Program “forced” to cut aid to Yemen amid fund shortage.
North America: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States launched the
The United States of America has pulled out of Afghanistan after almost two decades – this would be the longest international conflict America has ever fought, surpassing the Vietnam War. Apart from the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, Ryan from the IAS Gazette looks back at two other instances of foreign interventions in the domestic affairs of other states and questions: should states ever intervene in the domestic affairs of other states?
Dec 20: The French flag in Mali’s military base was lowered last Tuesday (Dec 14) after their forces left the city of Timbuktu after nine years, Two police officers and a suspected attacker were killed in bomb blasts at Colombia’s airport, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party suffered a massive loss during the recent by-election last Friday (Dec 17).
North America: The United States (US) Congress passed a bill last Thursday (Dec 16) that