What is going on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Francesco Moretti On Sunday, July 12th,  hostilities broke out on the border between the Tavush Province of Armenia and Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district. The clashes don’t have a clear dynamic yet. The authorities of both countries blame each other for starting the hostilities...

No need for successors

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Tommaso Bisagni On June 25, Russia went to the polls to vote in a national referendum on the controversial amendments to the country’s constitution. The referendum, originally scheduled for April 22, was postponed to June 24 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Voting...

Belarus and the endless battle for democracy

Article by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Francesco Moretti Presidential elections will be held in Belarus on August 9th, and most likely the outcome will not come as a surprise. For 26 years, Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the country undisturbed, despite strong criticism and numerous complaints from within the...

The Empty City to the Gates of Hell | Jay Tindall

Commentary by Angelachiara Allegretti | Cover by Armadilly Comics Turkmenistan is one of the most isolated yet interesting countries in the world. There is a National Holiday dedicated to horses, foreigners can’t correctly pronounce the President’s name, and most of the social media is censored. For all these reasons,...

Social Media & Social Movements: Partners in Crime?

Article by Anna Groh | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno 2017: The hashtag #MeToo goes viral on social media, breaking the national silence around the issue of sexual harassment. This eventually resulted in the firings of several men in high-power positions and changes to federal law (North, 2019). According to...

Schopenhauer’s Handbook for Neutralizing Rhetorical Devices

Article by Alessandro Zerbini | Illustration by Louseen Smith In 1830, German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote a very special short essay entitled The Art of Being Right. Breaking with millennia of logical pondering in search of objective truth, he admitted that, in real life, having the right on one’s...

From Afghanistan to Iraq and Syria: unwinnable wars?

Article by Joana Lopes | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno Back in 2001, George W. Bush declared: “Either you are with us, or you are with terrorists”. Stated in the aftermath of September 11th (9/11), this quote roughly marks the moment in which U.S military forces were deployed to Afghanistan....

How to stay competitive in the labour market after covid-19

Article by Cesar Shimura | Illustration by Armadilly Comics “My process got cancelled.” I often heard this kind of expression from friends that are currently facing my same situation: recent graduated students looking for opportunities to either find the first job or to be reallocated to a different one....

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success by Alain de Botton | TED Talk

Commentary by Laura Morazzini | Cover by Armadilly Comics How many times you ended up in a situation where most of the people around you came from a more prestigious university, a richer family or a better paid job? Maybe it was a school reunion, maybe you were just...
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