Tag Archives: Countries

09Jan/23

Democracy under attack in Brazil: 5 questions about the storming of Congress and the role of the military

Rafael R. Ioris, University of Denver

Thousands of far-right supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the country’s Congress, Supreme Court and presidential palace on Jan. 8, 2023.

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20Dec/22

Artemis Aerospace reveals five of the most showstopping airports of all time

Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore

Opened in 2019, Jewel Changi Airport is certainly a gem when it comes to airport architecture. Featuring the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, the Rain Vortex, and surrounded by a terraced forest setting, this nature-themed terminal building is a visually appealing haven for the 300,000 visitors that travel through it every day. But it’s not just visually stunning, Jewel Changi Airport also offers an extensive array of entertainment, shopping and dining facilities – making it a destination in its own right! Continue reading

15Dec/22

Why I’m righting the wrongs of my early research and sharing my scientific data with local communities

Sallie Burrough, University of Oxford

“You know what’s wrong with scientific power? It’s a form of inherited wealth. And you know what assholes congenitally rich people are.” That’s how filmmaker Michael Crichton put it in Jurassic Park nearly 30 years ago. The problem of scientific colonialism has not, however, gone away.

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14Dec/22

QATAR FASHION UNITED BY CR RUNWAY PRESENTS POST MALONE IN CONCERT ON 16 DECEMBER

Qatar Creates and CR Runway announce further details surrounding the world’s biggest fashion show, Qatar Fashion United by CR Runway, including Post Malone as the highly anticipated headline performer. The global superstar, singer, songwriter, and record producer’s first-ever Qatar concert will take centerstage as the final act of the ground-breaking fashion show taking place on December 16, between the semifinal and final matches at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The historic event will showcase more than 150 designers from 6 continents and 50 countries presented in front of 25,000 spectators at the center of the Ras Abu Aboud 974 Stadium – the first football stadium in the world to be constructed with shipping containers that can be disassembled and reused following the tournament. Continue reading

13Dec/22

Alwaleed Philanthropies “Global” launches a global initiative to spearhead cross-cultural understanding

Chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Alwaleed Philanthropies “Global”, today launched the Alwaleed Cultural Network (ACN), a distinguished global networking platform, to spearhead tolerance and cross-cultural understanding on an economic, specialist, collegiate and cultural industries level in an era of great transformation and diversification in Saudi Arabia and beyond. Leading with an inaugural group of more than seven globally renowned educational and cultural institutions from five countries around the world, Alwaleed Cultural Network’s debut convening was held by Diriyah Gate Development Authority at Al Diriyah, Al-Turaif Historical District, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on Thursday 08 December 2022. Continue reading

20Nov/22

An entire Pacific country will upload itself to the metaverse. It’s a desperate plan – with a hidden message

Nick Kelly, Queensland University of Technology and Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu is planning to create a version of itself in the metaverse, as a response to the existential threat of rising sea levels. Tuvalu’s minister for justice, communication and foreign affairs, Simon Kofe, made the announcement via a chilling digital address to leaders at COP27.

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01Nov/22

Could Russia collapse?

Matthew Sussex, Australian National University

Among the many questions asked about Russia’s disastrous war against Ukraine, one of them is posed only very rarely: can Russia survive what seems increasingly likely to be a humiliating defeat at the hands of its smaller neighbour?

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26Oct/22

Four scenarios for a world in disorder

David Bach, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s recent speech to the Communist Party Congress could be one of the most consequential of the decade. He told the audience – and the world – that his economic growth-crushing zero-COVID policy is here to stay, and that Beijing is more determined than ever to reunify with Taiwan, peacefully if possible and by force if necessary.

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14Oct/22

ABU DHABI CALENDAR IGNITES 180 DAYS OF EXCITEMENT, INSPIRATION AND GLOBAL FIRSTS

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced its line-up of events for the 2022/2023 winter season, which are set to create excitement and elevate the destination experience of the UAE capital. Continue reading