The Race to Vaccinate the World – A Global Power Play in Latin America

Victor Idrogo / Banco Mundial, Flickr For centuries, Latin America and the Caribbean have been the site of geopolitical power plays. The Covid-19 pandemic has made the region once again the stage for  competition over the world’s leadership position – this time between China and the United States. This past

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

Yemen’s crisis: seven years of bombstorms, seven years of stalemate

Ibrahem Qasim, Wikimedia Commons Ten years ago, an unprecedented wave of social movements, sparked by weariness, hope, and a yearning for liberty and justice, led to the uprooting of several autocratic regimes in the Arab world. The mantra “the people want the fall of the regime” inspired millions of people to

▶︎ Towards A Secure And Sustainable Space Age With Daniel Porras

Boom welcome to the Space Age! The Perspective met up with Daniel Porras to discuss the urgent need for corporations in outer space. Daniel who is the Director of Strategic Partnership and Communications at the Secure World Foundation and Non-Resident at the UN Institute for Disarmament Research, elaborates on astonishing

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

Is there a chance to heal our relationship with nature in a post-Covid world?

Chris Yakimov, Flickr  This pandemic has exposed many deep issues regarding the relationship between our species and the natural world. After the immediate stresses, we have the opportunity to create a better, greener future but this will require global cooperation, regardless of political direction.  As the world battles Covid-19, many

Gibraltar urges London to “cancel Brexit”

Keep calm and carry on. Despite being easier said than done, that is exactly what the small British territory of Gibraltar is doing. With Brexit potentially jeopardizing their national identity, existential threats from Spain, and monkeys running wild, Gibraltar has nevertheless been out of the spotlight. The Perspective reports from