Moscow has been investing in Africa for decades. Since the first African independentist movements, Russia saw an opportunity to spread its influence among what could be the most populated continent in a few decades. Russia intends to continue its strategy even if this is done to the detriment of the former colonizing powers, in particular France.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict has affected the global logistics market on every level. This continuous war has led to an increase in prices of several commodities, affecting the international market. Commodities and industrial inputs, everything from wheat and oil to palladium and nickel, have been disrupted and prices have climbed. Transportation costs are increasing too. What is going to happen to the investor confidence and market volatility? To what extent will the energy crisis keep affecting us? In this brief article, we will examine the short-term and long-term implications for supply-chain operations and how this war-provoked crisis could keep on impacting supply-chain management.
Recent efforts and advocacy for increased female representation in leadership roles within geopolitics are not just a matter of representation, but also a strategic move. This article aims to highlight and provide evidence of the power that women hold in influencing geopolitics positively, by leading and prioritising diverse perspectives, handling relations effectively, and promoting peace. Women possess the capacity to bring a fresh perspective, foster collaborative approaches, and develop innovative solutions to the multiple challenges nations are faced with globally, and it is time for the world to acknowledge and make use of the potential they hold.
María Corina Machado, former member of the National Assembly, triumphed in the internal primary of Unitary Platform, an alliance of opposition parties, gaining over 90% of the votes. She was ready to challenge Maduro in the 2024 elections. However, the Venezuelan Supreme Court unexpectedly decided to suspend the result of the recent opposition primary. This verdict of the Venezuelan Supreme Court surprised international analysts, since it came just few days after the U.S decided to lift sanctions on Venezuelan oil (PdVSA, the Venezuelan state-owned oil company) and gas industry, as well as on Minerven, the Venezuelan state-owned gold mining company.
The current global geopolitics, characterized by the expansion of Chinese influence and its growing rivalry with the United States, often limits academic study to the regional implications in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. This article emphasizes on the increasing insertion of China in Latin America, as well as its implications for the European Union (EU) in the current energy crisis and transition to renewable alternatives.
The meeting between President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Xi Jinping held in Bali, Indonesia on the 14th of November, was perceived with some degree of optimism among westerners’ commentators. The two leaders reiterated that competition should never veer into conflict and highlighted that the United States and China must always keep lines of communication, to ensure the continuation of an amicable and productive rivalry.