Happy Endings: Closing this Academic Year with Good News

Everything should end on a positive note, even the last online article of this editorial staff. When I applied to be the editor-in-chief of this academic year, I was aware

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Spreading Optimism and Joy – and Covid? The Difficult Case of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Olympic Games are the number one dream for athletes around the world. Being able to participate and maybe even taking a medal home might just be the pinnacle of

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From one coup to the next – the arrest of the Malian president

A country with a very tumultuous past is Mali. This West African country has a history of colonisation, wars and terrorism. This week, after a relatively calm period, the commotion

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Dancing to Lukashenko’s Fiddle – The arrest of Roman Protasevic

Last Sunday, a Ryanair passenger jet was forced to the ground in Belarus as a result of a suspected explosive, some argue following the command of President Lukashenko himself. The

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Protests in Colombia – The kindling and the spark

Starting April 28th, nationwide protests against the government took place in Colombia, lasting several days. Adding to rising economic and social pressures, a new tax reform was the final straw

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From genocide to military dictatorship: what is happening in Myanmar?

Myanmar, or Burma as many people might remember it, is a country that has been growing through many changes since the 20th century. Not only the name has changed, but

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How smart cities are revolutionizing how we tackle heat

A cooler look at Singapore Heatwaves are becoming an ever-increasing threat to humankind. A new study shows that by 2100, heatwaves may threaten as many as three in four people,

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Bananas and their Political Influence: The Dark History of Chiquita

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits worldwide: they are tasty and have many health benefits. While you can find bananas from different brands in most supermarkets, the one

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Cutting Ties – Uyghur Forced Labour and the Fashion Industry

Although still hardly receiving the attention it deserves, the situation of the Uyghur minority in China is no longer a secret. As discussed in Julia’s article on the cultural genocide

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Wind of change or bureaucratic desolation? The future of wind energy in Europe

When asked to name a piece of good news from 2020, most of us would probably struggle to find the positive amidst the death, danger and desperation. One thing that

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