Mane Harutyunyan

A year has passed since the fragile ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan was agreed upon on November 9th, 2020. While to Azerbaijan, the ceasefire put an end to the long and complicated Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, to Armenia, it did not bring closure or lasting conflict resolution. …

Codrin Ghidiu

For the longest time, Romania’s political landscape has been dominated by clientelism. Parties don’t run on ideological platforms, but rather on vague promises and generalities that appease the short-term needs of their traditional support bases. Political ideology is traded for immediate benefits in the form of voters’ support…

Joanna Kumendong

Often described as the World’s “truly global gathering”, the World Expo is a place for nations to share ideas. Yet, how have global political developments influenced the representation of nations in these exhibitions?

The UAE is hosting Expo 2020, the first country in the MENASA region (Middle East…

Futaim Bani Malek

The United Arab Emirates announced a net-zero strategic initiative by 2050 with plans to invest $163 billion in renewable energy. …

AFGHAN WOMEN AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

By Aparna Rajeev

BARREN, WAR-TORN RIDDLED WITH BLOODSHED. It would truly be an understatement to say that this is how Afghanistan as a nation today is imagined by thousands if not millions of people around the world. The nation that once etched its name in…

Yoojin Seo

On April 11th, 2019, the Constitutional Court of Korea ruled that banning abortion is unconstitutional. There were two laws regarding the South Korean abortion ban: criminal law article 269 and 270. Article 269 punished women who underwent an abortion, while article 270 punished doctors who terminated the pregnancies…

Barbara Ciosk

I’m googling: Abortion. In a split second, I’ve gotten 171,000,000 answers. On the top of the search page, a Wikipedia article states that abortion is “the ending of a pregnancy by removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus.” …

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