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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec 6: Conservative US Supreme Court Justices signal support for abortion restrictions, Iran nuclear talks stall again as Tehran strengthens stance, Hunger in Latin America up by 30 per cent from last year – highest in last 20 years.
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.
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.
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?