The Arabian Union and why it doesn’t exist

Paweldotio, Unsplash Cultural similarities, historical connections, and the same spoken language. At first glance, the countries of the Arab world seem to enjoy good circumstances for a regional economic integration similar to the European Union. The countries are young and the borders separating them do not stem primarily from interstate

It’s not Smooth Sailing for Japanese Whaling 

Global Panorama, Flickr On April 3rd, 2021, four whaling vessels left Ishinomaki and Hachinohe on Japan’s eastern coast. In June, they will be joined by a fifth vessel. These boats are setting out to partake in a highly controversial practice – commercial whaling. This practice has been halted worldwide since

▶︎ Feeding the 5000: A Look Into the Farmers Protests and Food Insecurity

In collaboration with The Perspective Webzine and Magazine, the Pod&Radio are proud to add the third piece of the puzzle of the article series regarding the farmers protests in India. In this episode, we provide a short summary of the articles previously published and go further into the potential for

Fashion: Personal liberation in the west, a form of mass incarceration for the rest

Maruf_Rahman, Pixabay One year ago during March 2020, fashion retail giants including the likes of H&M, Primark and Zara decided to retroactively cancel orders of clothing without paying for them. This had disastrous consequences for ready-made garment (RMG) workers in Bangladesh as many live subsistence-based due to meagre wages. This

Modi, Money, and Market Deregulation: India’s farming protests

Randeep Maddoke, Wikimedia Commons In August 2020, the Indian government made public their proposed new agricultural reform bills. These were met with anger from Indian farmers who, as a result, have been protesting peacefully since then. On January 26th 2021, these protests turned violent, subsequently gaining media attention and leaving

“Workers of the world, unite!” – A Look at Trade Unions in the EU

Terence McCormack, Flickr For many decades now, “workers” – or employees – have been organising themselves in unions in order to campaign for better working conditions. Today, trade unions are perceived by many as somewhat distant and top-down. It is sometimes unclear what their aims are and it can feel

“Don’t cry for me Argentina” – Returning from Economic Disaster

This spring, the south American country named after silver once more defaulted on its debts. This is the ninth time since Argentina’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1816 that the country defaulted. While in the early twentieth century the country was among the world’s richest, a tumultuous century later

▶︎ Private-Public Partnerships: New Perspectives on International Development

Curious about the most recent debates and discourses among development practitioners working in the public and the private sector? Tune in to this week’s episode focused on the latest perspectives regarding public-private partnerships, which are regarded as one of the more comprehensive means of tackling challenges to global development and