Feb 28: US joined allies last Friday (Feb 25) in imposing stringent sanctions on Russia, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy rejected Russia’s invitation for peace talks in Belarus last Sunday (Feb 27), Five staff of a medical charity were kidnapped last Friday (Feb 25) by armed men in Cameroon.
As part of the resumption of our All in a Day’s Work series, we talk to Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) alumni, Danish Hisham to find out more about his associate role at the Economic Development Board (EDB).
Feb 21: The Myanmar junta refused to cooperate with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) terms for discussion on Thursday (Feb 18), Ecuador’s National Assembly approved regulations to allow women and girls access to abortions in cases of rape on Thursday (Feb 17), Russia conducts nuclear exercises on Saturday (Feb 19) as the conflict with Ukraine heats up. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that his country would disregard Russian provocation.
By comparing things that happen in daily life to occurrences of statecraft between international states, can we draw parallels between two seemingly detached realities? How differently then, would we approach these traditionally important parts of our lives if we simply just view it through a different lens? Parallels can be drawn between norms and behaviours from seemingly incompatible facets of life. Perhaps, once these lines are drawn, we can shake off the invisible shackles.
14 Feb: Thousands of Ukrainians marched across the capital of Kyiv last Saturday (Feb 12) to show unity as fears of an invasion from Russia Looms. US President Joe Biden issued a warning last Thursday (Jan 10) to Americans in Ukraine to leave within 48 hours as Russia continues to threaten an invasion. Iran’s nuclear deal talks restarted last Tuesday (Feb 8) in Vienna, where delegates from Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany, UK and Use to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal.
When we hear about climate change, we mostly think about its effects on the environment. There has however been an increasing number of empirical research that reveal the drastic impacts of climate change on other areas including our health. Annabel from The IAS Gazette discusses the health implications that climate change poses and what different stakeholders can do to mitigate these issues.
Feb 7: Thousands protest against vaccine mandates in Canada last Saturday (Feb 5), Amnesty International calls Israel an apartheid state last Tuesday (Feb 1), Demonstrators protest against racism in Brazil after Congolese refugee killed last Saturday (Feb 5).
Going paperless to save the environment? This article examines the idea of paper and the digital economy. While accepting that there is tremendous growth in digitalisation, there is also the danger of assuming our internet habits are clean when they are not. It also gives a brief overview of reducing our carbon footprints and other telecommunications that contribute to carbon dioxide. The conclusion is that corporations continue to play their denial game, however, the author believes that there is still hope in preserving our natural environment.
Jan 31: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) suspends Burkina Faso following the military coup, Russia deploys massive military equipment and troops throughout Belarus, North Korea allegedly fires the most powerful missile tested since United States President Joe Biden took office.
It comes as no surprise that the rich and powerful operate on a completely different plane to the ordinary man. The Pandora Papers scratched the surface of the parallel shadow economy, leaving the world conflicted on the next step to take from these revelations. Claire from the IAS Gazette navigates through the workings of offshore banking and the shadow economy, and discusses what the Pandora Papers’ revelations mean for the everyday man.