Author: Alessia Canuto

The Issue of Homo Homini Lupus and The Italian Mafia

Everyone is familiar with the Mafia: a disease that has plagued Italy for generations and claimed countless lives. From the years of terrorism to the State-Mafia negotiations: it is a cultural process that has transformed, gaining certain traits and losing others. The Mafia model has found fertile ground in practically

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Elections in Kazakhstan: Navigating the Challenges of Change

Early elections for the Majilis (the lower house of parliament) and the Maslikhats (the local legislative body) were conducted in Kazakhstan on March 19, 2023, as part of a national reform program that began after the country overcame its internal political crisis in January 2022. A new voting system was

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A Forgotten War: The Devastating Human Rights Crisis In Yemen

Yemen’s crisis is one of the many human rights emergencies the world is dealing with in our modern society. Yemen has been involved in a terrible conflict for more than eight years, leading to numerous human rights breaches. The Civil War started in 2014 and it sees Houthi rebels fighting

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Exploring The Complexities Of The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

On Sunday, five people were murdered in a gunfight between Azerbaijani soldiers and Armenian police officers in Nagorno-Karabakh, an area of Azerbaijan where most of the population is Armenian. Three of the fatalities were Armenian police officers, and the other two were Azerbaijani soldiers. The incident occurred when the Azerbaijani

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Delaying The Green Transition: The Perils of Greenwashing

Many businesses have begun promoting their goods and services as “green” or “eco-friendly” as concerns about climate change and environmental sustainability have grown. While some of these claims may be legitimate, others are examples of “greenwashing” — a term used to describe the making of false or exaggerated environmental claims.

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Protect Yourself: The Importance of Papillomavirus Vaccination

On World Papillomavirus Day, March 4th, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a “generalised” vaccination campaign against the Human Papillomavirus (H.P.V.) in schools.” Papillomavirus infections are prevalent and usually harmless, but in some cases, they can lead to the development of pre-cancerous lesions. In fact, these infections are responsible for approximately

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Mean Streets: When Living On The Street Means Being Invisible.

Street children exist in every nation on earth, yet despite their extraordinary prevalence, scope, and gravity, the issue doesn’t receive enough attention in the media and public discourse. They are between the ages of 5 and 20 and dwell outside stations, in vacant buildings, under bridges, and in sewers. They

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The Folly Of War In An Interdependent and Fragile World

It was not surprising that Russia attacked Ukraine. When the invasion started, eight years had passed since the 2014 Minsk agreements, which essentially stipulated a ceasefire and a truce. The Minsk agreements ended the previous conflict, leading the autonomous Donetsk and Luhansk regions to split from Ukraine, besides the Russian

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End of Innocence: The Tragic Story of Child Brides

In December 2022, Turkey was shaken by a child bride case: as stated by the journalists Timur Soykan and Murat Agirela, a 24-year-old woman was forced into a marriage when she was only six to with a 29-year-old man who abused her from a young age. In 2020 she was

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Tyre Nichols: yet another African American beaten to death.

Tyre Nichols was on the ground being kicked, hit with batons, and punched while trying to hide and asking the five police officers who stopped him and are beating him why they chose to target him. Tyre Nichols, 29, passed away in Memphis three days after being stopped for a

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Twitter’s Former C.E.O. Elon Musk And The Rise In Hate Speech

As Elon Musk finalised the purchase of Twitter on April 25th, the news met with excitement and concern, as Musk is known for his outspoken and somewhat controversial personality. After a tumultuous first few months as C.E.O., Musk decided to poll the public on December 19th to reveal what they

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