• Who are we?

    We’re all young students attending the BA in Global Governance at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. We founded The Global Observer in 2017, with the intention of creating a platform where thoughts could stem from and be shared on.

  • Providing Food for thought

    Our aim is not to give people the news. We do not want to be a source of information. We want to be a food for thought. We want to take a break from the chaos and just stop for a minute, to think. We want to give our perspective but we also want to challenge it.

  • A Transcultural Team

    We all come from different countries and backgrounds; sharing our views does nothing but get us closer, shortening the cultural distance between us. We hope to build an online community that believes in debating and exchanging as ways of wearing down conflicts, rather than enhancing them.

  • A Fight for change

    We don’t want to be passive observers. We are not here to whine. The analysis, reflection and exchange of ideas are the first steps towards an actual and effective change, that can take place in many different ways. After all, it’s the power of ideas and thoughts that has always been the world’s one and true leading fuel.

Latest Articles

Geopolitics and International Affairs

The Nagorno-Karabakh, 30 years lasting conflict, is still reality

The Legacy of Zafòn: an untold tale

2020 American Elections. What is going on? 

From greenwashing to pinkwashing: all the shades of brand activism, behind the facade

Democratic Representation, Italy’s new dilemma

Mass Protests in Belarus: Tipping Point for Europe’s Last Dictatorship

The EU and African Union security-development nexus: a new shape of cooperation or dependence?

INSIDE BEIRUT EXPLOSION AND THE INEVITABLE LEBANESE COLLAPSE

Where ideas are born: the path to the Islamic Republic of Iran

Digital disruption

Destroying History in Iraq and Syria

Big Tech and Oil Production, a new-found relationship

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From greenwashing to pinkwashing: all the shades of brand activism, behind the facade

One of the most popular marketing strategies of the past few years has been associating one’s brand to social issues. Whoever uses social networks, surfs the internet, or just watches

Mass Protests in Belarus: Tipping Point for Europe’s Last Dictatorship

  Belarus, a small state on the edge of Europe, rarely makes it to international headlines. However, starting August 9, astonishing hard-to-miss protests sparked in the country following the presidential

Big Tech and Oil Production, a new-found relationship

Big Tech Companies have always publicized themselves as fierce opponents of pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. They often associate themselves with climate activism and, during panels and conferences their “Green”

The Citizen’s Convention on Climate: utopia or step towards change?

Photos credits: IDDRI In France, the municipal elections on the 28th of June surprisingly brought ecology on the front of the political scene in big cities such as Lyon, Bordeaux,

Harvesting Data: Monsanto’s new business? 

Monsanto is already world-wide known as the nightmare of farmers, and the developer of the polemical glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide in the 1970s. What the company traditionally does is called genetical

Capitalism and Environment: the other disease

The world is facing a global health crisis, but wasn’t the  planet already sick?   While the number of living vertebrates diminished of 60% between between 1970 and 2014, the oil

Incentivize Electric Cars for a Sustainable Recovery from Covid-19 Crisis

How has the future of electric vehicles been affected by the on-going pandemic? What could their potential role be in a much needed economic recovery? An article by Simone Cimadomo.

Symbiotic Economy: innovate to serve the common good

The symbiotic economy is a term coined by Isabelle Delannoy in her book “Symbiotic economy: Regenerate the planet, the economy and the society” published in 2017.    In our series

ECONOMICS

Democratic Representation, Italy’s new dilemma

When analysing the modern democratic state, one of the most important things to take into consideration is representation. Democracies’ basic concept is the representation of the needs of the many in the legislative body through an elected elite of people which should reflect as much as possible the general population.

INSIDE BEIRUT EXPLOSION AND THE INEVITABLE LEBANESE COLLAPSE

Credit: Reuters An earthquake, several airstrikes, and a nuclear bomb. That’s what came up in a Beirut resident’s mind on Tuesday 4th August, when a devastating explosion at the city’s main port brought destruction to the Lebanese capital, killing at least 200 people and wounding 7000. The blast’s cause can

Big Tech and Oil Production, a new-found relationship

Big Tech Companies have always publicized themselves as fierce opponents of pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. They often associate themselves with climate activism and, during panels and conferences their “Green” Initiatives are always presented to the public to remind us their concern for the environment. While all of this is

The consequences of the Gulf War and the effects of the economic sanctions on Iraq

The purpose of this article is to analyze the socio-economic effects of the sanctions imposed on the Iraqi population after the invasion of Kuwait and the consequent war. This analysis will focus on the humanitarian consequences of the sanctions on a country destroyed by bombing, suffocated by an unlimited and

The beneficial and side effects of advertisements

  It is in the interest of the company to act in a thoughtful and measured way. In financing a product or a brand, an intelligent advertising is a fundamental tool of communication that increase brand visibility and the measurable market. Social media as well are an important component of

COVID-19, a dangerous virus in a globalized world

2020 is now almost 2 months old and, it hasn’t been one of the easiest newborns. Starting with the US-Iran tensions with the killing of Soleimani threatening global security in the early days of the new decade, we now witness a new problem of this troublesome child; it caught the

The Economic Man is Dead and We Have Killed Him, You and I!

His portrait is painted in words and equations, not in pictures, if it were to be drawn, however, he would have to look something like this: standing alone, money in hand, calculator in head, and ego in heart. (Raworth, 2017) The Death of God (1) by Friedrich Nietzsche is one

TRAVEL BITES: SIHANOUKVILLE AND THE RAISING CHINESE POWER

During my whole life I’ve never been in a place like Sihanoukville, and I’m not talking about anything positive. We are in Cambodia, surrounded by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The city is the one of the most important in here, because of the solid Chinese business invading literally any area.