North America

The Mississippi Abortion Law and Reproductive rights in the United States

Exploring the issue of abortion in the United States: why are so many states backtracking in terms of reproductive rights?

The recent discussion about the abrogation of the current Mississippi abortion law has sparked a heated debate about reproductive rights in the United States. The topic of abortion has always been in people’s mouths, but nowadays it is particularly discussed: lately many states have taken a conservative turn when it comes to reproductive rights. Recently
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Stimulus Spikes and Tax Hikes

Funding Pandemic Fiscal Policy That Raised Millions Out of Poverty

In April, President Biden delivered a clear message to wealthy Americans: “Your taxes will be raised.” As expected, business lobbyists and conservative politicians in the United States have voiced strong opposition to tax increases, claiming them to be unfair towards businesses and hard-working Americans. However, their rhetoric surrounding the possible changes in tax policy clouds
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Europe

Latin America

Africa

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
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“Death to France”

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

On October 16th, middle-school teacher Samuel Paty was decapitated for having shown caricatures of the prophet Mohammed to his class. The cartoons were the work of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, twelve of whose editors fell prey to an Islamist attack of their own in January 2015. On October 29th, less than two weeks later, an assailant claimed the lives of three people in Nice, one of whom was also beheaded. In the same town, in July 2016, an Islamic terrorist drove a truck through a
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Australia

Tertiary Institutions in Australia: Education or Industry?

A Case Study of the Plight of International Students During the Pandemic

While individuals across the world and all sectors of society have suffered hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic, personal circumstances meant that enduring lockdowns and surviving isolation was harder for some than for others. Students living far away from their families, often separated by oceans, were among those that faced particularly challenging times. In 2015,
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Economic Perspectives from the Fight Against Climate Change

Australia's Opportunities for a Sustainable and Prosperous Future

While the cost of losing the fight against global warming would be immense, the fight itself is hampered by the fact that some countries will have to sacrifice more and make more changes in order to complete the transition to a greener economy. The campaign to halt climate change is difficult because countries needing to
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Beyond Borders