August 2020

The World in August 24-30

Shinzo Abe resigns as Prime Minister of Japan The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe(Abe Shinzo, in the native naming convention where the family name appears first), announced his resignation last Friday due to health…


The UFWD in Sino-Australian Diplomatic Relations

Sino-Australian relations have been deteriorating since 2017, when suspicions of covert attempts to influence from the Government of China in several sectors of Australian society erupted, accusations which China has rejected. However, this dispute between…


On Sinophone Film

When it comes to non-anglophone cinema, it’s very rare that a title penetrates the mainstream bubble in the west. We know that India and Nigeria have some of the most productive film industries in the…


The World in August 17-23

Coup D’état in Mali Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was arrested and forced to resign, an escalation in the political crisis that has been felt for several months, marked by anti-government protests, and failed mediations…


The Chinese Economic Transition

Will the Chinese economy transition to a sustainable model and surpass the American economy in nominal terms? Authors in general disagree on this topic. The thesis that command economies, of socializing nature, would represent advantages…


Two Suggested Readings in Geopolitics: Peter Zeihan

The Accidental Superpower The Bretton Woods system, which materialized what was also called Pax Americana, still guides us to what we know as the international system today, a legacy of the post-World War II order,…


The World in August 10-16

Israel comes to an agreement with the United Arab Emirates Israel and the UAE came to an agreement which was deemed historic, towards the normalization of bilateral relations. This development comes with a few concessions…


Two proposals on Netflix – Middle East edition

The Angel (2018) One of the most interesting titles currently on Netflix is the film The Angel, whose historical component will certainly be a bonus point for those who keep tabs on international relations. Based…



The World in August 3-9

Explosion in Beirut A large sized explosion took place in the Lebanese capital on August 4, originating in a warehouse in the city’s main port. The warehouse contained almost three thousand tons of Ammonium Nitrate,…