The Arctic: A geopolitical ocean appearing in real-time

Abstract The Arctic’s 21 million square kilometre landmasses has been the Earth's most unknown and underdeveloped region. The ice caps and low temperatures have maintained impregnable the most northern point of the planet even for the great powers. However, as ice melts as a result of climate change, it reveals a wealth of natural resources …

Policy Paper: Foreign aid threatened by the increase of security interests

Security and development have always been an odd couple, often interlinked but rarely mixed. This intertwined relation was recognized by the former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan (1997-2006), in his widely well-known quote: “The human family will not enjoy development without security, will not enjoy security without development” (Report of the UN Secretary-General, 2005). The …

Hola de nuevo, llevo un tiempo verificando bulos y noticias falsas y ha sido muy emocionante

Cuando las cosas se tuercen, cuando simplemente la vida da un giro o cuando se toma una decisión importante, mi madre siempre dice lo mismo: "La vida es como una noria, a veces estamos arriba y otras, abajo". Hace tiempo que no escribo nada por aquí. Casi el mismo que ha transcurrido desde que entré …

Un baile por la libertad. Creta, la isla que resiste contra el fascismo

Cuando ni la ley, ni los tribunales han conseguido frenar al criminal partido fascista griego, Amanecer Dorado; la sociedad civil cretense se ha puesto en pie para evitar que sus ideas lleguen a la isla y destruyan su bien más preciado: la libertad. Alexandra*, de 21 años, ríe de forma nerviosa, desacompasada. La semana que …

Dancing for Freedom. Cretan resistance against Fascism

Greek law allows that criminal-ridden, Golden Dawn, roam the streets but local Cretans won’t stand for it.  Alexandra*, 21, is preparing for her university exams next week, but it’s hard to concentrate. She’s happy. She smiles. Because the next day, May 27, is going to be a special day for her and her comrades from …