A Fork in the Road for the Crypto Crackdown

By Annie Cerria Since its inception, cryptocurrency has been famously volatile, with Investopedia putting it bluntly: “If you’re looking to use [crypto] to preserve capital or grow your assets, its price is highly volatile—there is no guarantee that you will see any returns; you’re just as likely to lose everything you invest as you are…

Taking a gamble on playing it safe: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

By Mark Connolly  With all the grace of a bus crashing through a wall, the United Kingdom has been thrust into yet another political era – the third one this year, no less. Now-former Prime Minister Liz Truss wasn’t exactly forced out, or at least not in the same manner as Boris Johnson’s unedifying defenestration…

Amidst Threats of Global Recession, Overseas Aid Acquires a New Direction

By Rosie Miller The dreaded triptych of Brexit, COVID-19 and the Ukraine crisis has darkened the global economic landscape. Perhaps most significantly, it has provided a stark reminder of the transnational, interconnected nature of financial pressures within a globalised economy.[1] Worryingly, humanitarian crises remain as pervasive as they are catastrophic: Afghanistan, South Sudan, Yemen, Pakistan,…

Just Stop Oil: The Fresh Face of Climate Activism

By Annabelle Bower It goes without saying that this week has rapidly spiralled into one of the most chaotic in UK political history. Following the resignation of Britain’s shortest-serving Prime Minister Liz Truss, her 45 days of power and the economic turmoil that persists has thrown the Conservative party into a state of utter disarray,…

Decision 2022: Europe Edition

By John Lavelle To say 2022 was a monumental year for Europe would be an understatement.  The war in Ukraine is still raging on, inflation and fuel prices are rapidly rising, the Euro fell below $1 for the first time in twenty years, and the United Kingdom has had three Prime Ministers. Even while all…

Consequences of Covid and Climate Change: Elections of Asia

By Isabella Green When attempting to foretell what lies ahead in the new year, we must consider the leaders guiding the path forward for their countries. Changes in leadership mark changes in the goals of not just politicians but also the people they serve. Many elections took place across Asia in 2021, and the effects…