Yemen, divided land, dominated country: at the root of the cleavages

Yemen is a multifaceted country, described commonly as one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes of the 21st century, often and most recently reduced in a caricatured geopolitical reality. Yet, as described by Walter B. Harris in his travel diary “A Journey Through the Yemen” in 1892 when visiting the country,… Read More »Yemen, divided land, dominated country: at the root of the cleavages

What are the key attributes of global governance and how do they link to social justice?

In recent years societies have been experiencing different types of regimes — democracies, dictatorships, monarchies (…). Each of these frames of government proposed new directions for some sectors of nations like media, economics, culture, and politics in general. This plurality of possibilities came with significant responsibilities for commanders to secure… Read More »What are the key attributes of global governance and how do they link to social justice?

Can the Arab Spring be considered a social media revolution? New-era’s revolutions and the role played by technology.

  The Arab Spring is an important event that marked the end of the last decade and the beginning of the subsequent one. The expression “Arab Spring” refers to the struggle that the Arab countries were living due to the repressive and authoritarian government to which they were subjected. This… Read More »Can the Arab Spring be considered a social media revolution? New-era’s revolutions and the role played by technology.

2003 in the Middle East, the mask of the “Operation Iraqi Freedom” and the reality behind it

  On March 19, 2003, with the support of the United Kingdom, Australia, and Poland, the United States sent almost 180,000 troops into Iraq. It was the first phase that started the Iraq war, also called the Second Persian Gulf War. A disruption that lasted for eight years, which was… Read More »2003 in the Middle East, the mask of the “Operation Iraqi Freedom” and the reality behind it

Path to the American Invasion of Iraq: What was to gain? 

  If we start commenting about the relations between Iraq and America without specifying the time frame that we focus on, we will find ourselves bewildered amidst the complicated web that this history between the two countries is. Henceforth, our first task is to describe the status quo in which… Read More »Path to the American Invasion of Iraq: What was to gain? 

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 and bio-engineering, using gene improved plants to better off the profits and efficiency of agricultural production. It is specialized in… Read More »Harvesting Data: Monsanto’s new business? 

Secession or Autonomy: The Moros of Muslim Mindanao from Colonial Periods to the 21st Century 

Throughout history, countries and territories have shifted multiple times. People of different cultures and beliefs are then challenged into creating functional states that allow for the differences of its people to coexist. However, these changes don’t always go about smoothly and at times can lead to disparities between different groups… Read More »Secession or Autonomy: The Moros of Muslim Mindanao from Colonial Periods to the 21st Century 

COVID-19 as a Threat to Hong Kong’s Jurisdictional Independence

The global pandemic has left a footprint on everyone’s life, challenging the concept of normality. However, some places on the map were shaken to their core, but not (only) due to the health-related concerns posed by the menacing virus. Hong Kong perfectly manages to sustain the COVID threat: as of… Read More »COVID-19 as a Threat to Hong Kong’s Jurisdictional Independence

Phase 2: are we really over with COVID-19?

In Italy, the 4th of May 2020 has represented the beginning of the second phase for Covid-19. Regions have started to re-open shops, restaurants, graveyards, etc… 4.5 million workers have come back to their jobs armed with masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Italian citizens are having different reactions with respect to… Read More »Phase 2: are we really over with COVID-19?

CORONA TALKS- a conversation with Professor Hauwa Ibrahim

As students, we have started this section trying to give as much information as we possibly can being obviously limited by our young age and our limited knowledge. This has brought us to the decision of involving in this project professionals who can help us understand better the situation in… Read More »CORONA TALKS- a conversation with Professor Hauwa Ibrahim

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 production never stopped increasing (i.e chart below). In August 2018, the global world production passed the 100 billions barrels per… Read More »Capitalism and Environment: the other disease

MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO: a healthy mind in an healthy body

The expression “Mens sana in corpore sano” (Sat. X, 356) by Giovenale, written in the 1st century AD, can have several interpretations: the main meaning is that physical exercise is an indispensable condition for the efficiency of the spiritual faculty. This statement is nowadays often used precisely to underline the… Read More »MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO: a healthy mind in an healthy body