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John McAfee’s suicide: The Internet and conspiracy theories

Giancarlo Elia Valori According to rumours, the suicide of tax evader, bitcoin supporter and antivirus software pioneer John McAfee (1945-2021) – a British naturalised US citizen – has prompted both grief and new conspiracy theories. After his evading taxes and dribbling the US authorities for many years, a …

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Can new visa systems drive the Gulf’s Covid-19 recovery?

Amid an attempt to drive a post-coronavirus economic rebound, a number of countries in the Gulf have introduced new immigration measures to help attract skilled foreign workers. One of the major players on this front has been the UAE, which is the process of launching 50 new projects …

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Will the QUAD become an “Asian NATO”?

Muhammad Nauman Akhter On September 24, 2021, President Joe Biden hosted the first Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) summit at the White House which was attended by Narendra Modi of India, Scott Morrison of Australia and Yoshihide Suga of Japan. The QUAD leaders pledged to work towards peace and …

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Covid 19: Why International Relations Need The Anthropocene

Syarifah Huswatun Miswar Anthropocene has generated intense and ongoing debate over the last decade. From seemingly diverse disciplines such as climatology, geology, philosophy, and the visual arts, scholars have taken up the task of thinking through the new Anthropocene epoch. This means pursuing various avenues of measurement, criticism, …

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The new direction of the Middle East Cold War

Muhammad Fuad Tingai and Nabiila Azzahro Iran and Saudi Arabia, two hegemonic countries in the Middle East, can be said to be the Soviet Union and the United States of America Middle East. The dominance of the two countries is quite large in almost every aspect of the …

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Pandora Papers: Revelation of a Parallel “Shadow” Economy

Kazi Asszad Hossan After groundbreaking revelations of Panama papers and other documents pointing to tax-evasion efforts of the global elite, another new revelations namely pandora papers has surfaced raising furore about the secret wealth of the global financial elite, leaders and public officials of numerous countries. This revelations …

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What the U.S.-British-Australian Security Pact Means for Europe

Rosa Balfour During the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, the complaint from some European NATO members of insufficient consultation by the U.S. administration may have come across as petulant. Four weeks later, the AUKUS—a security pact between Australia, the UK, and the United States, whereby Canberra acquires U.S. nuclear-powered …

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Brussels to target strategic gas reserves, while forgetting the rest?

Cyril Widdershoven   European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has stated that later in October EU leaders will be discussing the set up of a strategic gas reserve. At the same time, the EU Commission seems to be looking at decoupling electricity and gas prices, in a …

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