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Ukrainian Cowboy
By Osmani Simanca, 4 July 2022

Events

Information Session & Academic Discussion,
Vienna Diplomatic Academy, 26 April 2022

Recent Articles

Economic / Financial

Economic/Financial

Amazon’s War Against Unionization

The JFK8 Amazon warehouse on Staten Island, New York recently became the first officially recognized union at Amazon in the US. How were two inexperienced organizers able to take on…
El Salvador Bitcoin
Economic/Financial

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Experiment and Its Wider Implications

By introducing Bitcoin as its national currency in the fall of 2021, El Salvador has set a global precedent. Six months into this revolutionary experiment, trouble could be brewing on…
Economic/Financial

Erdoganomics 101: Less Is More

In efforts to make Turkey’s economy more competitive at home and in export markets, President Erdoğan is devaluing the lira and is practicing unorthodox monetary and banking policies, which makes…

Environment

Japan v. its neighbors
Environment

Japan v. Its Neighbors: Japan to Release 1.4 Million Tons of Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater into the Pacific

Japan’s controversial decision to release contaminated nuclear wastewater from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean is being opposed by ROK, China and other neighboring countries. The impact on marine life is…
Farmers for Future
Environment

Will the EU’s CAP Reform Remain Green?

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is responsible for one-third of the annual EU budget. Member States had previously agreed on a reform focussing on sustainable farming practices. The Ukraine…
Kelp Forest, Chile
Environment

Chile’s Balancing Act Between Capitalism and Conservation

Chile has turned a new leaf. Instead of focusing on economic expansion at all costs, the government is advocating sustainable economic growth. Today environmental protection and the interests of indigenous…

In The News

Austria

“rich & poor“ („arm & reich“) at Dom Museum Wien

The current exhibition at the Dom Museum Wien “rich & poor” is devoted to the ever-widening gap between the rich and poor. The spectrum of the exhibition ranges from photographic…
Biruta - Patel
Africa

UK-Rwanda MoU: Reversing the Flow ‘Out of Africa’

The UK is likely to challenge the European Court of Human Rights ruling which halted the first flight to Rwanda. The next flight to Africa is already booked. The UK…
Homeless
Europe

Combatting Homelessness Using Housing First

The launch of the European Platform on Combatting Homelessness provides an opportunity for the EU to eradicate homelessness. Housing First is an approach which has worked in Finland and could…

Pioneers

Maryam Mirzakhani
MENA

Maryam Mirzakhani: Fields Medal Winner and Pioneer in Mathematics

Mathematics was Maryam Mirzakhani’s passion. In 2014, she became the first and only winner of the prestigious Fields Medal, the ‘Nobel Prize’ of mathematics. Her genius inspired other women to…
Amelia Earhart
Pioneers

Amelia Earhart’s Historic Solo Transatlantic Flight: 90th Anniversary

Earhart is best known for setting flying records and championing the inclusion of women in aviation. She became the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, but…
Hedy Lamarr
Austria

Hedy Lamarr – Hollywood Star and the ‘Mother of WiFi’

Hedy Lamarr, the glamorous silver screen legend of the 1930s and 1940s, was not just a pretty face - she was a genius and, she was Austrian. Her frequency hopping…

Political

Lebanon Elections
MENA

Lebanon’s Corruption Prevents Political Renewal and Economic Recovery

In May 2022, Lebanon held parliamentary elections for the first time since the 2019 political revolution and the 2020 Beirut blast. Lebanon now faces a political corruption crisis and economic…
Sri Lanka
India & South Asia

Sri Lanka: Problems in Paradise

Sri Lanka, the oldest democracy in Asia, is in a state of emergency. After the wave of protests because of soaring prices and shortages of fuel and essential goods turned…
Boris Johnson
Europe

Is BoJo UK’s Humpty Dumpty?

Neither the vote of no confidence against PM Boris Johnson nor May’s local elections across the UK have dealt the terminal blow to Johnson’s premiership, yet the country’s political landscape…

Science / Technology

Clearview
Science/Technology

Is All Clear With Clearview?

The controversial facial recognition software company, Clearview AI, has settled with the ACLU in an Indiana state court. Will this recent step be enough, or must additional steps be taken…
ENPULSION
Austria

Austria’s ENPULSION: A Global Leader in Space Propulsion Technology

ENPULSION is an Austrian space technology startup. It is the global market leader for propulsion systems for small satellites. Since the Apollo program, innovation in the space industry has never…
Section 230
Science/Technology

Time to Reform US Section 230

US Section 230 shields website platforms with respect to third-party content. Though effective at its inception, the backlash against the law and the protection it gives Big Tech has been…

Security

China-Pakistan
China

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Geopolitical Implications of Deadly Terrorist Attack in Karachi

The terrorist attack which killed four people near Karachi’s University’s Confucius Institute overshadows China-Pakistan relations. Three Chinese teachers were killed. China has invested USD 25.4 billion into the China-Pakistan Economic…
Russia & CIS

Professor Gerhard Mangott’s Critical Insights into the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Professor Gerhard Mangott gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview to discuss the current Russia-Ukraine war, the possibility of a nuclear escalation, global implications of US/EU sanctions, NATO, and what goals President…
World Trade Center in 1991
Global

Interview with Terrorism Expert Professor Nicolas Stockhammer: Balancing Security and Freedom

Internationally recognized expert on terrorism and extremism Professor Nicolas Stockhammer gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview. Terrorism needs to be dealt with on a multinational basis to preserve freedom and security.…