Northern Ireland crisis could escalate into trade war and more violence

Uriel Araujo, a researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts.

Some expected that during the G7 summit (which took place in England this weekend), some advances would be made towards solving the current Northern Ireland (NI) crisis. … Read the rest

U.S. unlikely to tempt Greece away from Russia and China

Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst

On June 10, Pew Research published survey results that measured how the people of ten NATO countries (Italy, Netherlands, Canada, UK, Belgium, U.S., Germany, Spain, France, and Greece) viewed the alliance. Of the 10 countries, … Read the rest

Boris Johnson delays lifting of Covid restrictions as public frustration mounts

Johanna Ross is a journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

It was supposed to be ‘Freedom Day’; June 21st when people could begin living much as they did before the pandemic took hold. However, with Covid rates rising again, the UK … Read the rest

UK braces itself for a third Covid wave as it may delay lifting of lockdown restrictions

Johanna Ross is a journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

It’s being hailed perhaps the ‘hardest UK policy decision of the last 18 months’ by senior government advisor Jeremy Farrar. Britain is at a critical juncture in the coronavirus pandemic, as Read the rest

London High Court case alleges Qatar funnelled millions of dollars to terrorists in Syria

The London High Court opened a proceeding that threatens to impeach a former prime minister of Qatar, two banks of the kingdom, and numerous leading members of the royal dynasty. They are suspected of having transferred hundreds of millions of … Read the rest

Family size: why some Nigerian men want more children

Fertility levels remain relatively high in Nigeria. The rate is slightly over five children per woman. This is one of the highest fertility rates in the world. With almost seven children per woman, Niger has the highest rate in the … Read the rest

US revives narrative that new coronavirus was created in Chinese laboratory

Biden urges intelligence agencies to prepare a report on the origin of the virus, clearly violating scientific principles for political interests.

One of the most curious points about the COVID-19 pandemic is that, for the first time, the topic of … Read the rest