A Tale Of Coal And the Big Chill: The Outcomes Of The Katowice Climate Summit

The start of December 2018 in Europe resembled the many Decembers before it. Cities and towns across the continent decorated their streets, squares and trees, all in preparation for yet another festive season that now rarely resembles the white Christmas of the not-so-distant past. However, the holiday spirit in one

“One Bank to Rule them All: The Discreet Power of the Bank for International Settlement”

When talking about the organizations of the international financial system, we often refer to the Bretton Woods institutions created in 1944, namely, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. However, the world’s oldest and most opaque international financial organization was founded long before that, in 1930. Despite being relatively

Climate Litigation: David Versus Goliath 2.0

Time is running out. This alarming sentence is probably the one which best describes the current climate situation of earth today. To reinforce the power of these words, we could rely on the last report from the International Panel on Climate Change which outlines that the impact of climate change

Tolerance Of Arabia

On 2nd October 2018, journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, and was never seen again. A Saudi national, Khashoggi was a notable critic of the Saudi government, writing frequently about human rights issues in major publications such as the Washington Post. Protests erupted at Khashoggi’s disappearance.

The Snowball Effect: Chinese Investment in Small Town America

In the media there is a seemingly cold tone between the US and China. Behind the scenes on the other hand, large trade agreements between the two countries are being formed, particularly concerning investment in energy resources. On November, 2017, Trump traveled to Beijing to discuss trade agreements between the

Obama’s Legacy: Still Hopeful?

As the midterm elections approach in the US, most people have grown accustomed to President Trump. It is now possible then, to look back at Barack Obama’s presidency. Campaigning for ‘change’ and a vision of a brighter future, Obama became a symbol of hope for many. But this begs the

The Case Of The EU’s Martin Selmayr

He has been called everything. A character from a novel, the Frank Underwood of the European Commission, a man who could sell his mom and dad, a monster that makes Brussels sway. Only exceptional people can evoke that much passion. If you have heard about Martin Selmayr, chances are that