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.
Jan 24: Indonesia names new capital “Nusantara”, Barbados holds its first elections after officially transitioning to a republic, with the incumbent party winning in a landslide victory, Britain warns against Russia and China that the West will not tolerate dictatorial aggression and coercion.
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.
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.
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.