Spain faces a lot of issues these days: the rate of unemployment within society has reached more than 15 %, youth unemployment hit the 30 % mark, the Catalonia conflict rose up again -and now another election. Only seven months after the last elections in April the Spanish government announced new national elections for the…

Oh, how wonderful it is to be back in London! Don’t get me wrong, it was absolutely amazing to spend a whole week in Morocco, but it always feels good to come “home”. As we would say in Swedish: “Borta bra men hemma bäst” (There is no place like home.) So, why did I spend…

On October 21st 2019, newspapers from across Australia and spanning the ideological divide, ran front-pages featuring blacked out stories and the sentence “When the government keeps the truth from you, what are they covering up?”. Part of a broader campaign called ‘Your Right to Know’, this represented a united front in the fight for press…

Strikes. Strikes. Strikes Everywhere. That is what millions of people all over the world are witnessing across six continents in a global phenomenon that goes back to at least 2018. These strikes share one defining feature: educators, students, families, and communities fighting to defend the institution of public education in their respective parts of the…

Every nation has friends and Africa’s dependency on foreign direct investment and aid depict the need to create more economic allies to sustain its democratic institutions and support for incumbency. Bilateral or multilateral agreements are of great importance to supporting every economy. Africa for one does not have the cash but has valuable resources and…

Greece is one of Europe´s Mediterranean countries. Over the last few years, the Mediterranean Sea has developed from a mere touristic attraction to a dangerous route for people who escape war and terrorism to enter Europe. After its financial, crisis Greece cannot be considered a stable country itself, so that the challenge to face such…

On November 17, Belarusians will have the chance to vote for a new parliament. As President Lukashenka has maintained a tight grip over the election process for 25 years, Belarusian elections are usually barely newsworthy events. The real institutions of power are almost entirely separate from the ostensibly democratic institutions in the country. This is…

Hi there, and welcome to my third blog post! I just want to start by saying what a weekend! Even though Mondays are not normally my favourite day of the week (does anyone really like Mondays?), I have found myself being in a ridiculously good mood the whole day. Why, you might wonder? Because I…

Nation states are a thing of stability for many: something that’s existed for decades, even centuries, and there are no way maps change. However, the current world map is fairly young, as for example South Sudan became independent in 2011. There’ll certainly be changes to that world map in the future since history has been…