Asia

East Asia 2022 Forecast

Translation by Maria Luís Dias The year has changed, but the main issue remains: the pandemic caused by the many variants of COVID-19. Everywhere in the world were we exposed to another three variants of…



Uyghurs and the humanitarian crisis

Xinjiang, Uyghurs and China The Uyghurs are a Muslim ethnic group of which most individuals live in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), in China – being recognized as natives to the region, having around…


Invisible Countries: Turkmenistan

Article Written by: Juliana Fernandes In The Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino describes 55 cities explored by Marco Polo. He describes how Maurilia, for example, is a metropolis where visitors look at postcards and billboards that illustrate…




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Japan Soft Power House

We tend to look to the Western World for references to our way of behavior, not only regarding political organization, but also in cultural terms. It is not strange to anyone that perhaps the United…



The World in December 21 to 27

Brexit: Habemus Acordum! This Thursday the United Kingdom and the European Union reached a post-Brexit trade agreement, after months of negotiations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson considered it a “good deal” for the whole of Europe,…


The World from December 14 to 20

Possible post-Brexit deal According to the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, a post-Brexit free trade agreement with the United Kingdom may be close and could be reached as early as Sunday. The European…