Author: Rebeka Papp

Climate Change To Threaten Peace

As the COVID-19 global virus emerged, the focus largely shifted from other global issues, such as climate change, to the fight of the coronavirus. In some countries and regions, it was even reported that the air pollution had dramatically decreased during the lockdown, implying falsely that a positive change in

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The Background Of The Upcoming Belarusian Presidential Elections

The approaching presidential elections of Belarus are preceded by political tension as Lukashenko is trying to keep his position as president. According to the public experience, the incumbent president after 25 years seems to lack the support of the electorate. Instead, they give their support to Viktor Babaryko and Valery

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How The E.U. Should Treat Hungary’s Democratic Backslide

Even though Hungary was regarded as one of the most successful and stable democracies in Central and Eastern Europe in the 1990s and early 2000s, the country has experienced a significant democratic backslide since 2010, when Fidesz won the parliamentary elections with an absolute majority. Based on the studies carried

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Peace At Risk As Israeli Plans Of Annexation Emerge

Israel’s plans of annexing certain parts of the West Bank step by step will be put into action from 1 July 2020. The annexation of 30% of the West Bank, consisting of Israeli settlements, by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is only backed by a minority in the international

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Relations To Worsen Between North And South Korea

On June 16, North Korea blew up a liaison office and de-facto South Korean embassy that represented the détente between the two countries. North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un’s younger sister, who is believed to follow her brother as the leader of North Korea after his death, justified their

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Conflict Trap Prevents Somalia From Economic Development

Postcolonial Somalia is stuck in a conflict trap. Between 1988 and 2008, it experienced three civil wars, and in 2017, a fourth civil war started. The conflict trap cycle poses a serious obstacle to the economic development. Paul Collier, a British development economist, found a positive correlation between low level

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Poverty To Increase During COVID-19 Pandemic

The current COVID-19 pandemic is claimed to have had a tremendous effect on the increase in the number of people living in extreme poverty worldwide. Even though the infection rate in many developing countries is still low, the economic impact of the virus already shows a negative image which is

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Domestic Violence Increasing During COVID-19

The list of what the current Coronavirus pandemic affects does not stop at economic, physical, and mental healthcare, but has many other indirect consequences. One of these is the recent increase in domestic violence cases, which involves physical violence, as well as verbal, online, and emotional abuse, and coercive control.

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Growing Mental Health Crisis Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Even though mental health is an important part of human rights, it is often a neglected issue as opposed to the emphasis on physical and economic wellbeing. During the current coronavirus pandemic, many of the society’s most vulnerable suffer not only from the direct effects of the disease such as

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