As COVID-19 disrupts the operations of governments and businesses, technology can be utilised to bridge these gaps. This is an opportunity for governments to strengthen and empower their digital infrastructure. But we must ensure that safeguards are in place to protect our data and privacy rights.
Sep 27: World leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to enforce pledges to end energy poverty, Kim Jo-Yong negotiated that talks to discuss an end to the Korean war will only be done if “hostile policies” cease, new tally by the United Nations (UN) puts the death toll of the Syrian war at 350,000.
North America: United States (US) President Joe Biden held the first in-person meeting of the
The pandemic has had countries scrambling for masks and trying to contain the virus. Foreign policy has turned into a key area of competition, exacerbated by globalisation. What can the world take away from the actions of superpowers in this trying time, and what will the future look like once this is over?
Sep 20: French submarine building deal with Australia abruptly ended after the latter decided to join a defence pact with the United Kingdom and the United States, the US government admits that a drone strike conducted in Kabul killed 10 innocent people, and Iran formally begins the process to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a Eurasia-adjacent alliance.
North America: California Governor Gavin Newsom emphatically defeated an attempt to oust him from the
As the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll on our mental health, more people are becoming aware of the importance of prioritising it. At the TODAYOnline webinar mental health in 2020, the panellists shared some mental-wellbeing advice. The IAS Gazette’s Natalia and Kimberly believe that while they have brought up several important points, they were merely touching the surface of the issue.
Sep 13: Four of the six prisoners have been caught after escaping from Gilboa Prison in northern Israel, a fire at a makeshift hospital treating COVID-19 patients in North Macedonia killed at least 14 people, the fire and smoke alarms sounded off at the Russian segment of the International Space Station while the batteries were being recharged.
North America: United States (US) Justice Department has said last Tuesday (Sept 7) that it
As the COVID-19 pandemic presses on, it is inevitable that we try to find someone to blame for this health crisis. However, when such a major crisis breaks out in our complex international system, simply pointing our finger at one party is too simple.
Sep 6: UN Warns that Madagascar on the Brink of Famine, President Joe Biden Confident that US Withdrawal from Afghanistan was “Wise Decision”, Iran Prepared to Return to Nuclear Talks but Not Under Wester “Pressure”
North America: President Joe Biden declared the California fire an emergency last Friday (Sep 3),
The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated life as we know it. From innumerable fatalities to the rise of racist attacks, nationalist movements and widening inequality, the pandemic has ushered in a completely new “normal”. Interestingly, world democracy levels have also reportedly declined over the past year. Is this a coincidence? The IAS Gazette investigates possible links to unveil the hidden cracks within democratic regimes.