North America

Cuba Sin Castro

The end of communism in the Americas?

For the first time in over sixty years, a member of the Castro family will not be leading Cuba. At the end of another five-year term as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raúl Castro, who took the reins from his older brother Fidel in 2008, is finally taking a back seat. His
CONTINUE READING

Europe

Latin America

Middle East

Neom: A Utopian Clash between Tradition and Modernity

The shadow side to the utopian dream city Neom

“The Line”. What sounds like one of Netflix’s dystopian shows is actually a fully-fledged project of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of the country’s “vision 2030” plan. “The Line” is the infrastructural city planning of the future metropole Neom, a modern ecotopia, promising harmony, sustainability, health and innovation all within an
CONTINUE READING

“Death to France”

Why is the French Republic trapped in the crosshairs of radical Islamists?

Since 2012 there have been 95 recorded incidents of Islamist terrorism in Europe, collectively claiming 373 lives. Of these, 28, or almost 30%, have taken place on French soil, amounting to 265 victims, over 70% of the total body count. What exactly have the French people or the Republic they inhabit and embody done to deserve such a vile fate in the minds of
CONTINUE READING

Australia

112 Long Days of Hibernation: The Story of Melbourne’s COVID-19 Battle So Far

The second wave of toilet paper hoarding hit Australia in late June, and purchase limits were reintroduced in the country’s biggest supermarket chains. However, life is slowly starting to pick up its pace again in Melbourne and the entire state of Victoria after one of the world’s strictest COVID-19 lockdowns of nearly four months. Melbourne,
CONTINUE READING

Australia’s Green Future

In an increasingly aware global population, sustainable and clean energy sources are topics almost everyone have heard of by now. The recent environmental catastrophes due to global warming include Australia. Australia is both a significant exporter and user of coal. It is also the world’s largest coal exporter, with over half of its energy exports
CONTINUE READING