China, the World’s Largest Economy- With Limits

The commercial Chinese trade in 2013 exceeded, for the first time, 4.000 billion dollars, making the Asian giant the first commercial power in the world.┬áIn fact, in 2013 the total exports and imports from China reached USD 4.16 trillion with an increase of 7.6%. More specifically, China’s exports increased by 7.9% to 2.21 trillion dollars… Read More China, the World’s Largest Economy- With Limits

Taiwanese Protesters still Fight…for the Right Cause?

After the demonstrators (most of them students and activists) occupied the Taiwanese Parliament on the 19th of March 2014, and protests are still going on, the government has instructed the police to restore order and clean-up the Parliament from what it described as an “unlawful” act that went against the principle of democracy. The police… Read More Taiwanese Protesters still Fight…for the Right Cause?

US Pledges Further Support to Stop Joseph Kony

President Obama has authorised the deployment of further US military forces to Uganda to help track notorious rebel warlord, Joseph Kony. Under the War Powers Act, the President informed Congress of the decision on Sunday night as the deployments began. At least four CV-22 Osprey aircraft are scheduled to arrive in the country by the… Read More US Pledges Further Support to Stop Joseph Kony

No Room for “Blondies” at the Nuclear Security Summit

Apparently there is a strict gender policy also to serve lunch nowadays. Being sexy and ‘provocative’ can lead you to dangerous and unconformable situations, such as sexual harassment and rape, as it has been pointed out many times by men and political leaders, but also ,ironically, by courageous women (the latest ‘ironic’ campaign was carried… Read More No Room for “Blondies” at the Nuclear Security Summit

MUNs: Why We Love Them and Dislike Them

Most of the contributors of this blog, including the two co-founders, have participated and continue to participate in Model United Nations, also known as MUNs or Model UN, which are “an extra-curricular activity in which students typically role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees.” The delegates who participate in MUNs represent and… Read More MUNs: Why We Love Them and Dislike Them

El Que Se Cansa Pierde: Why Is It Different this Time around in Venezuela?

In Venezuela the government does whatever it pleases: from taking properties into national hands with any excuse, to taking control of private companies (from oil to communications to cement), to rigging elections and manipulating media. For those and many more reasons (including lack of personal and food security), there have been numerous protests over the… Read More El Que Se Cansa Pierde: Why Is It Different this Time around in Venezuela?