Nov 29: At least 27 refugees and asylum seekers die while crossing the English Channel, The Socialist Party of Venezuela clinches a big victory winning 20 out of 23 governor posts, China reduces its diplomatic engagement with Lithuania following the Baltic state’s opening of a de facto embassy in Taiwan.
Following the nationalistic revolt to separatism, to the current iteration of neo-nationalism, Khai from The IAS Gazette offers conspicuously contrarian ideas and explores the wretched impolicy accorded to mankind between great power rivalries, suggesting insights if human-sciences could, in fact, discount the enduring adversities.
Nov 22: Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon forest soared to the highest level since 2006, US President Biden and Chinese President Xi met to discuss how to improve their ties, COVID-19 protestors in the Netherlands turned violent as they pelted the police with stones and fireworks.
In the face of nebulous politics, wavering reliability of central governments and an ever-growing need for collective action in crises, cities may present themselves as the rising stars of global politics. What is city diplomacy, and what value might it bring to a city’s inhabitants, and nations as a whole? The IAS Gazette explores the growing role of micro-powers in the international relations landscape.
Nov 15: China and the United States to Cooperate in Tackling Climate Change, Iranian General Warns Israel will be “Destroyed” if War Waged, Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Experiences “Systemic Blockade.”
The nearly two-year long pandemic has taught the world a myriad of things. From a global health perspective, one critical fact has been highlighted: the virus transcends national borders. With the world becoming increasingly globalised and interconnected, experts predict that it is only a matter of time before the next global health crisis emerges. How then, can world leaders and international stakeholders step up to the rising challenges surrounding global health to secure the health of nations?
Nov 8: US House of Representatives passes US$1 trillion infrastructure bill, Tigray forces join hands with nine opposition groups in coalition against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega set to win a fourth term in widely-criticised election.
What is soft power? Is soft power by and large an extension of hard power? Could states build and project soft power? If so, how? Ultimately, are hard power and soft power different sides of the same coin? Renée and Ryan from The IAS Gazette explore the duality of hard and soft power in this article.
Nov 1: General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan ousts Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in a military coup in Sudan, Iran’s nuclear negotiations to resume by the end of November, China’s Foreign Minister warns that countries, including the US would pay the price if they continue to “wilfully” push their overtures on Taiwan.