Despite the pandemic, Indonesia was able to hold elections last December. Many of the candidates were related to current politicians which sparked a national debate over nepotism.
Transnational anti-gender mobilization: Unsettling the asymmetrical divide between the West and the East
A new geopolitical order has been promoted by and through transnational anti-gender mobilization. These support networks are not unrelated to the close ties that European far-right leaders maintain with the Russian political establishment.
The new war in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone is an evident consequence of unproductive political negotiations and international mediation that have usurped the peace process between Armenians and Azerbaijanis for a quarter of century.
Possibility of an armed conflict highlights Japan’s vulnerability as tensions in East Asia continue. Forced to rely on American military cooperation due to its ‘pacifist’ constitution, Japanese leadership ensures means for American hegemonic influence.
The economic aid after World War II known as the Marshall Plan can presently serve as an example of how an economic crisis can be fought against not only relying on financial or monetary aid but also with an effective push for policy-reform.
What will happen to European security with the United States withdrawing from and Russia interfering with trust-based security? One strategy that could alleviate the current conflict would be a deeper discussion of history.
The coronavirus pandemic has showed that the Global North is a lot more vulnerable for pandemics than was previously thought. Preparedness is only one factor in how a country fares during a pandemic. Successful responses depend on local circumstances influenced by political economies and cultures.
Uber and other platform companies have showed that digitalization is an engine of deregulation. However, the need of governments to intervene in issues such as lower wages of Uber drivers is an issue of intense debate between between free-marketeers and supporters of continuous state regulation.
Political fiction in popular culture operates on both global and local levels. In this Hyeon Su Seo and Mikko Poutanen discuss two television shows with explicit political dimensions: Designated Survivor (US) and Designated Survivor: 60 Days (South Korea).
Some greening measures in the common agricultural policy could be understood as an excuse to maintain protectionist elements in an expensive policy.