For different reasons, China has called on the attention of international affairs in recent decades. Firstly, it has remained a Communist dictatorship despite the fact that it has transformed its economic structure in a way that has turned it into one of the leading superpowers in the World. Secondly, it is the place where the […]
Categoría: 01. Debates from the Observatory
One of the most controverted topics when it comes to US home policy has to do with the healthcare system. One of Barack Obama’s last goals was to reform it in order to open it a little bit, but it always arises the instincts of those who feel that the whole state structure will break […]
Migration is an issue that will not disappear from the international scenario in the short term. Since more and more people seem to agree with xenophobic discourses, it is relevant for us to reflect a little more on the topic. That is why Carlos Álvarez and Shreejana KC will discuss on the topic today.
The last conflicto that we are addressing in this season is the Syrian war. Sadly, it is the only episode of the Arab Spring (2011) that still stays alive, as the international and geopolitical interests at stake are too complex for the war to come to an easy solution in the next years. Sara C., […]
The conflict in the Holy Land and the Palestinian territories goes back to 1947, when the UK terminated its protectorate over the area in order to give the Israelis and the Palestinians the chance to decide on their fate. Unfortunately, after seven decades of continuous conflict, the situation seems far from reaching a solution. Lydia, […]
Yemen has recently become one of the main focus of conflict in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, Iran, the UK, the US… have conflicting interests involved in the area, that make peace seem rather impossible. Today Yasmin, Mariam, Alejandra, Gonzalo and Agustin will sum up the main positions around the conflict.
In this program we do not discuss only issues of international politics, but also problems and topics that are present in the minds of everyone. One leading discussion has to do with public healthcare: should it be mandatory for governments? Or is it an unnecessary expense that states should leave up to private initiative? Marina, […]
In the last years migration has become a relevant issue in international politics. The topic is especially controverted in those places were unstable borders exist, the frontier between the US and Mexico being one of them. Today Noelia, Iris, Fátima, Perrine and Sophie will discuss the topic, analyzing the main arguments that defenders and opposers […]
In today’s program, Waad Ahmed is going to tell us about the Syrian War and what the international attitude towards it should be. A very interesting topic, provided that just now ISIS is losing strength and territories and the Syrian War, according to some observers, seems close to the end. https://www.ivoox.com/debates-from-the-observatory-syrian-war-and-r2p-audios-mp3_rf_31554145_1.html
In the last weeks we have been addressing the rise of populism in different specific cases: Donald Trump and Republicanism in the US, far-right and Bolsonaro in Brazil, ultra-conservative parties in Europe… But to this day we are still missing a deep analysis of populism as a whole, connecting the phenomenon to the supposed crisis […]