Chinese vaccine diplomacy in Africa is being seen as an opportunist geopolitical move to strengthen its Belt and Road Initiative. What can we expect from this new form of soft power? Vaccines in exchange for… [Read more]
Month: April 2021
Venezuela’s Banana Socialism: From a Revolution to a Corrupted Oligarchy
In the last 25 years, Venezuela has walked the path from a democratic to an authoritarian state. Having been one of the richest countries in Latin America in 1998, Venezuela is now among the poorest countries in the region with 95.5% of its population below the poverty line. Can the new reforms save the Venezuelan economy and alleviate the… [Read more]
People Are Grey; We Should Remember Them as Such
I remember the first time I ever heard her name. I was around 11 years old, sitting in the back seat of my dad’s green Honda Civic as we drove home from the hardware store… [Read more]
What’s Driving the Resurgence of Violence in Northern Ireland?
In just over two weeks, 88 police officers were injured in riots in Northern Ireland. The unrest constitutes the largest scale of violence in the region since the end of the thirty-year sectarian conflict known as the ‘Troubles’.… [Read more]
Can Circular Economy Solve the Pollution Problem in India’s Cities?
India’s economic growth, coupled with its urbanisation and swelling population is putting severe pressure on cities’ limited resources. With some of the most polluted cities in the world and increased waste management issues, India needs to adopt circular economy initiatives. Sadly, circularity… [Read more]
Women Agricultural Workers in Tunisia are Dying on the Road
Women agricultural workers in Tunisia continue dying on the road due to hazardous transport conditions. A deeper look, however, reveals that solving the transport predicament alone is just a band-aid solution to an issue wherein extreme precarity, systemic sexism,… [Read more]
Moldovan Queen’s Gambit
Where is Moldova’s place on the geo-political map of the world? Is it the EU’s “close partner” or Moscow’s puppet? For years, Moldova has balanced European ambitions and rapprochement with Moscow. The election of the… [Read more]
Awash with Worries: Climate Concerns in the U.S.
Between May and June 2020, many people took a break from pandemic routines and election doomscrolling to watch the biblical fires that roared across the West Coast of the U.S. Although U.S. citizens are less concerned with environmental problems than their G20 counterparts, more and more U.S. Americans are worried about the climate, and for good reason. From urban environmental plight, unseasonable rain in the Midwest breadbasket, diminishing crop yields, and larger and more frequent hurricanes barraging the Southeast, to droughts and wildfires plaguing the Southwest – the scale of U.S. environmental and climate catastrophes in 2020 was immense.
Taking Shell to Climate Court: Could a Judge Force the Oil Giant to Change its Ways?
This piece is part of a novel collaboration between The Governance Post and The Paris Globalist, the international affairs magazine by students at Sciences Po in Paris, France. Does a private corporation have an obligation to prevent… [Read more]
Post-COVID Building Blocks for Supply Chains
Fluorescent empty shelves, stocked only with anxiety, were the initial COVID-19 pandemic reality-check for many. Consumers and businesses were blindsided; their normal lives and operations shattered. The world immediately felt the fallout of disrupted supply chains, many of which have not yet recovered. So… [Read more]