Democracy Decline in the World

The emergence of countless populist leaders and groups has compromised democracy around the globe, through its vehement rejection of pluralism and opposition to power limitations – thus conveying theirindividual interests, generally at the minorities’ cost.After…

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19th-25th December 2022

Translated by: José Chaiça Christmas as a weapon of resistance to Russia. Seen as an historic achievement, some Ukrainian Orthodox celebrated, this year, Christmas on December 25th (instead of January 7th), as was traditional and…


12th-18th December 2022

Translated by: José Chaiça Russia and Ukraine: Putin’s new measures As for news regarding the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Russian defence ministry has announced a somewhat daring project – sending musicians and artists to the frontline,…


5th-11th December 2022

Translated by: Laura Montebello Germany detained 25 people who were preparing a coup d’état and invasion of parliament Twenty-five people were arrested in Germany for an alleged conspiracy against the government that included the preparation…


29/11 – 04/12 of 2022

Iranian Morality Police Suspended The Morality Police, which inspected the Iranian population’s moral behaviour, namely the fulfilment of codes of conduct, for example, regarding the clothes Iranians wear. The decision from the Prosecutor-General of the…



7th-13th November 2022

Translated by: Matilde São José The Democratic Party wins the US midterm elections The Democratic party managed to retain control of the U.S. Senate after a victory by Catherine Cortez Masto in the Nevada state…



To Think of a Post-Putin Future

This article intends to further the central argument presented in “Potemkin’s Armies: Russia’s Final Defeat in Ukraine”, published on October 6th. Stemming from successive Russian failures both on tactical and logistical levels, as well as…


30/10-06/11 of 2022

Translated by: Daniela Aires e Matilde São José The post-election scenario in Brazil After the polls gave Lula da Silva the victory on October 30th, Brazil entered a wave of contestation in reaction to the…


17th-23rd October of 2022

Liz Truss resigns after 45 daysBritish prime-minister Liz Truss submitted, last Thursday, her resignation after little over a month in office. It lasted 45 days. “I cannotdeliver the mandate”, she said, following a truly hallucinatingParliament…


Can sports be an instrument of soft power?

Translated by: Daniela Aires, Matilde São José and Tiago Jorge The dynamics on the international scene largely depend on the interaction between state and non-state actors. States, as “conscious actors who develop common understandings that…


2nd-9th October of 2022

Translated by: Daniela Aires Bridge connecting Crimea to Russia destroyed, Kremlin talks about terrorism “The reaction of the Kyiv regime to the civil infrastructure damage demonstrates its terrorist nature”, stated the spokeswoman for the Ministry…



God Save the Queen, a Brief and Last Goodbye

Translated by: Matilde São José During our life journey, we are certain about only one thing: death. Eventually we all end up there, being the only entity that does not discriminate, even if the person…


26/09 – 02/10 of 2022

Translated by: Tiago Jorge The Russian war machine and Ukraine’s self-determination The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has seen structural developments this week, since referendums in Russian-occupied Ukrainian regions were held and where 95% of the…


The Uncensored Library

Translated By: Matilde São José An alternative pathway to freedom of press In a time where information travels around the world at a stunning speed, thanks to what the evolution of technology has allowed us…


China, USA and the New Cold War

Translated by: Tiago Jorge, Daniela Aires, João Nunes and Matilde São José Fukuyama got ahead of himself. The end of history is far from now and the race for power, domination and force keeps unfolding…


5th-11th September of 2022

After reigning for 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II has diedElizabeth II, Queen of England, has died last Thursday at 96. She was the longest reigning monarch in British history and whose longevity only fell behind…


29/08-04/09 of 2022

Translated by: Matilde São José and Daniela Aires Floods in PakistanPakistan is the latest stage for extreme phenomena triggered by climate change, where millions of people became homeless due to intense and unceasing raining. The…


4th-9th August 2022

Translated by: Tiago Jorge US, China and Taiwan hanging in the balanceBoth major players have cut cooperation ties this week in the climate, judicial and military areas, following numerous “provocations” that placed Taiwan as an…


Commentaries on the War in Ukraine

“Ukraine has always aspired to liberty; but being surrounded by Muscovy, the dominions of the Grand Seignior, and Poland, it has been obliged to choose a protector, and consequently a master, in one of these…


11th-17th July 2022

Translated by: João Nunes Ukraine and Russia reach an agreement for the exportation of CerealThe Turkish minister of defence confirmed, this Wednesday, that the negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and United Nations culminated in a…


June 27th – July 3rd 2022

Translated by: João Nunes Portuguese-Brazilian relationsThe Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro decided to cancel the entire schedule with the Portuguese emissary, visiting due to the centenary celebrations, following a meeting between Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa with…


20th-26th June 2022

Translated by: João Nunes Status of candidate country to the European Union for Ukraine and Moldova approvedThe Leaders of the 27 member-states of the European Union approved this Thursday – in the European Council –…




European Union and Migrations

By Ricardo Carmo The biggest phenomenon of global actuality, the migrations (also known as “refugees crisis”) are nowadays one of the most problematic topics in international politics that most unsettles the European Union, once that this demographic…



The fragile state of Guinea-Bissau’s democracy

Tranlation by Matilde São José The country has faced setbacks and adversities in maintaining the stability of the foundations built in favor of the Guinean rule of law, that questions the citizens’ security and the…


2022: Tree elections that will shake the West

Translation by Daniela Aires A confined world            A new year has come. The evolution of technology, the issue of climate change, terrorism, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the Western world’s detachment from liberal…


The Hell of La Palma

          On September 19th, the volcano Cumbre Vieja erupted, situated on the island of La Palma, an integrant of the Canary Islands. After waking up in a numb state that lasted half a century, Cumbre Vieja…