Author: Leonardo Esposito

A New Challenge For Digital Giant TikTok

The recent vote on March 13th in the American House of Representatives against TikTok marks a milestone in the debate surrounding the popular video-sharing platform. With a resounding 352 votes (out of 435) in favour, the House passed bipartisan legislation which aims to force ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, to divest

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Upcoming Elections In Taiwan: A “choice between war and peace”?

The world is looking closely at the island of Formosa, as the January 13th presidential and parliamentary elections come closer. On January 7th, as tension keeps mounting, China has announced sanctions against 5 US arms manufacturers over weapons sales to Taiwan. “Taiwan’s January election will set the tone for global

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Genocidal Acts: South Africa Files Case Against Israel At The ICJ

On 29th December 2023, South Africa filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging that Israel is engaging in genocidal acts in Gaza. South Africa  claims Israel is violating its obligations under the 1948 Genocide Convention, to which Israel is a ratifying party. The main issue in

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China’s Statements At COP28: Between Commitment And Ambiguity

The Chinese delegation at the 28th Conference of the Parties on Climate (COP28) in Dubai, headed by top exponents of the Ministry for Environment and Ecology and by executive vice-premier Ding Xuexiang, proved to be a key player in a possible fuel phase-out. Still, China remained mostly discreet about its

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The Essequibo Region: Renewed Tensions In a Centuries-Old Territorial Dispute

On December 3rd, President Nicolás Maduro held a referendum in Venezuela. Voters were asked five questions regarding the centuries-old territorial dispute with Guyana over the oil-rich Essequibo region. The government-controlled electoral authority claimed that all five questions received 95% of yes votes. Moreover, while the referendum is only consultative in

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The Fear Of A Second Genocide In The Darfur Region

Clementine Nkweta-Salami, the top UN official in Sudan, told reporters on 10th November that warfare in Sudan is “verging on pure evil”, as multiple reports on Darfur’s escalating violence, sexual assaults, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions, and grave violations of the most basic human and children rights are being conducted on

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