The USA is one of the most prosperous countries with the oldest constitution and judicial system in the history of the world. It excels at innovation and mass production — and nowhere is that more true today that the US criminal judiciary system is far from the ideal of justice… Read More »The Collapse of the American Jury System
21st of December, 2021: Chile faced the most difficult choice since the time of dictatorship: who will be the next leader of the republic — «the supporter of Pinochet regime» or «leftwing millennial»? All political experts agreed on one thing — this election is the most important since the government… Read More »The Win of Hope and Changes: 35-year-old Gabriel Boric Was Elected as New President of Chile
In the aftermath of the financial crisis triggered by the bankruptcy of the American bank Lehman Brothers, Europe was living one of its most unstable moments. Facing the scams of the financial crisis, many countries experienced doubts about the benefits of a monetary union, adding a systemic crisis to the… Read More »Europe in the aftermath of 2008: the Euro Crisis as a double-dip recession.
On June 5th, 2021 the government of El Salvador, guided by the President Naiyb Bukele, announced the adoption of the Bitcoin as a legal tender. Following the announcement, on September 7th 2021 the small Central American nation became the first economy to use Bitcoin as currency, with the same power… Read More »Bitcoin as a Legal Tender in El Salvador: Future or Failure
IMPORTANT UPDATE: On October 6, US District Judge Robert Pitman has temporarily blocked the abortion ban. However, there is still no clarity on whether the decision is final or will be further challenged. On September 1, the new abortion ban came into effect in Texas, USA, which sparked heated debates… Read More »Texas abortion ban: Pro-Life Movement Strikes Back
As Ghana, Guinea and other colonies gained independence during the post WWII period, the African continent once again became a battleground of foreign powers, and this time it became a battleground in the US-Soviet Cold War conflict. For the Soviet Union, the African continent presented several characteristics favorable to socialism… Read More »Killing The Prospects Of Development In The Democratic Republic of Congo.
The situation in Central Asia is all that is being talked about these days. Afghanistan no longer exists, or at least not under this name. The events that occurred mark history: after twenty years of war, the country returns to the hands of the Taliban. We have all seen the… Read More »What is happening in Afghanistan? The new Taliban regime and their promises.
“The Republic safeguards linguistic minorities by means of appropriate measures”, states article 6 of the Italian constitution proposed by Tristano Codignola, ratified in 1947. Thanks to this article, linguistic heritage is protected in Italy. The intention of the members of the Italian constituent assembly was to ensure the survival of… Read More »Protecting Language Minorities: Europe’s Path and the Case of Italy
—- Hebron: Where Picking Akkoub is a crime. On a breezy morning in March, Issa, an 11 years old boy, woke up craving Akkoub, also known as Gundelia. He went up to his mom, “Mama, can we have Akkoub for lunch today?”. She replied, “but we don’t have any”. Issa… Read More »Everyday Life of a Palestinian
“We’ve been living in this house for 65 years. Each stone or sib of sand reminds us of our parents and ancestors. Our kids are scared. They keep asking us why the Israelis want to kick us out.” -Aref Hammad, a Palestinian resident of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. Located in… Read More »What is Happening in Sheikh Jarrah?
On the 14th of April, Giuliano Chiara and Reghuvaran Niranjan Nair, Pachu for friends, had the opportunity to interview Younger Rupert, founder and director of the Centre for Corporate Reputation of the University of Oxford and co-author of the ”Reputation Game”. The questions and comments were made based on personal… Read More »Reputation: Rupert Younger Interview
What if one day you publish an article on the Global Observer, and the next morning a special forces unit tears down your front door, brutally searches the rooms, and confiscates most of your belongings for “investigating purposes”? Unfortunately, team members of DOXA, an HSE student-run magazine, no longer need… Read More »DOXA: Student Media under Police Attack
If you’ve been following the news or social media in the last month, you’ve undoubtedly heard of something called the Istanbul Convention. What is the “Istanbul Convention”? Approved by the Council of European countries, the Istanbul Convention is the first legally binding international instrument that creates a comprehensive framework to… Read More »Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention
Two days ago, we celebrated international women’s day and to be honest we still have a long way to go in order to see our rights truly recognised, but today I don’t want to talk about that. Today I would like to focus on how far we have come so… Read More »Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: A female leader in a Man’s World
When I started my internship at a local NGO in Jordan, the unexpected happened. One of my colleagues, a young empathetic man working in the humanitarian field, unveiled to me his dark past. To protect his identity, I shall call him Abdallah. But I can reveal to you 3 things… Read More »Confessions of a Former Radicalist
Protests are an integral part of democracy, and special attention needs to be given to them. When citizens revolt against their governments, it gives them a chance to dismantle government structures that have failed to meet the responsibilities towards their citizens. A democracy is built on the wishes of the… Read More »Anti-government Protests Around The World: What Do They Have In Common
As Westerners living in peace and comfort, most of us have never had to experience bloody conflicts and instability in our lives. As a result, we lack the capacity to fear such cruelties, we lack the capacity to imagine instability, and ultimately, we lack the ability to foresee brutal scenarios… Read More »The Arrest of Paul Rusesabagina
USA, January 20, 2021 That of the 46th president of the United States is an inauguration without a crowd, in a cold and empty Washington, reminiscent of the assault on Congress on January 6 and where a bomb threat caused the evacuation of the Supreme Court. Former presidents Bill Clinton,… Read More »Inauguration Day
Uganda, an East African country bordering Congo and Kenya, is going through dark days for human rights. On Thursday 14 January, after a long-running campaign between Yoweri Museveni, vying for a 6th term, and Bobi Wine, MP and youth favourite singer, the country voted. A tense electoral process for the… Read More »Uganda: when accessing the Internet is going political
The holy grail of medical research in 2020 is finally here. Pharmaceutical companies have apparently developed an effective vaccine against Covid; this is a great result showing the wonders of modern medicine. But all the hope and joy that such an event was seeming to bring have been replaced… Read More »Covid-Vaccines, let’s clear up some doubts!