Free World Rising: Resurrgence of the Fighting Turks

It is without wonder that the Turks of southeastern Europe are known as a stout population. In 1923 the Turks won a fierce war against a host of allies and Western European powers to secure its ancestral homeland. Many are wondering why Turkey and its tenacious leader has come to the fore. While economic and…

Oversize: EU Gambles on Size for Survival

When Germany took the helm of the EU as parliamentary chair with its mobius symbol at the helm, many believed Germany would act to bring EU members closer. That notion, however does not typically characterize the way that Germany has consistently interfaced with other European states. Instead of strengthening older tues, Germany was looking for…

Leveraged Rage: Myanmar’s Economic Boom Going Bust

While we were all looking the other way, a coup broke in Myanmar. After years of United Nations and Western-led pushes for sanctions and suspicion against the nation for purported humanitarian issues , it’s State Counselor (head of state), Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was ousted from power in February 2021. To be sure the…

Dividing The Balkans: Saving the Union

While the world watches Western Europe fumbling a Covid-19 Vaccine rollout, few have been keeping tabs on the volatile Balkan region. The European Union, in an attempt to both save the EU and wrest popular power from the hands of an ever strengthening Russia has attempted to assimilate specific Balkan states. Most notably, it has…

While You Were Sleeping: Leveraging The Old Trade Order

The UK just signed a mega £1.2billion pound free-trade deal with Ghana. The resource-scarce nation has been signing a frenzy of trade deals post Brexit (The Britain’s exit from the EU). The deal will give Ghana instant tariff-free access, especially for the products it exports most. According to an official release from the UK Department…

From Tech Nation to Tech World: A Silk Road to Dominance

It has been two years and 67 days; 50 months; 113 weeks and 797 days since Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng WanZhou was detained in Vancouver, Canada and held. The woman has been in custody since December 6, 2018, when she was accused of bank and wire fraud and conspiracy. She is the daughter of…

Free Trade Prologue: Repairing Fractured Industries In Developing Economies

The African Union estimates that African nations collectively conduct about 15-17% of Intra-African trade. While other regions post much higher numbers somewhere between 60 and 90 percent, according to World Trade Organization estimates. However, what is not often held to greater account, is exactly who is doing the trading. Perhaps the most curious element of…

A Better Angle: Will The West Rise Again?

President Theodore Roosevelt made the African Proverb, “Speak softly but carry a big stick” popular in the US. As part of Roosevelt’s Foriegn policy diplomacy, it was a method for handling international matters with tact while still aggressively maintaining and pursuing Western hegemony. It was called “Big Stick Diplomacy.” It was a tactic which served…

Germany’s EU Power Struggle Post Brexit

Covid-19 cases have started to rise in Germany as the reported “second wave” has taken effect, according to data from the World Health Organization. This comess at a time when the Deutschland nation has taken the helm of the faltering EU in the hopes of steering it out of crippling debt and socio-poitical turmoil. Europe…

Sensitizating Local Populations Through Visual Media

The human eye processes more images per second than some human technology. Humans have the capacity to translate complex data in microseconds. Visual media is able to communicate ideas quickly and effectively because it engages two of our most powerful senses: sight and sound. From the days of word-of-mouth to today, media has continued to…

A Currency Crises Rising: Yemen’ s 9-Year Arab Spring Fallout

After a nearly nine-year conflict, the war-torn country of Yemen is facing a currency crises of unprecedented scope. The former British Colony who found independence in 1967, has been plunged into civil conflict for nearly a decade after uprisings in 2011 attributed to the Arab Spring that swept the Middle East. The Yemeni Rial is…