Category: News’ insights

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...

The environmental disaster that threatens the Arctic

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Guido Brualdi On May 29, a tanker for refueling the Norilsk power plant, a Russian city located in the Krasnojarsk region, Northern Siberia, has released after an accident, about 20,000 tons of fuel and lubricants. The fuel spill has reached the waters...

The nightmare of domestic violence in Russia

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Matilde Morri These months have been very frustrating for everyone, the lockdown has forced us to change our habits, our lives, and the relationship with the neighbor, staying home was the only way to be safe. However, for many, the lockdown has...

Hong Kong is dying, but has it ever been given a chance to live?

Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Silvia Baccanti “No other concept is as powerful, visceral, emotional, unruly, as steep in creating aspirations and hopes as self-determination.”   (Wolfgang Danspeckgruber) It’s official. While the rest of the world was busy fighting covid-19 and while social distancing made protests less likely,...

Three countries, one pandemic: different ways to communicate in a crisis

Article by Anna Groh | Illustration by Tommaso Bisagni “The coronavirus may currently be the world’s top threat, but a very close second is the political leader who doesn’t see it that way”. (Ward, 2020) When it comes to leadership in a crisis, the chosen way of communication can...

Will the Schengen Area survive the pandemic?

Article by Alessandro Zerbini | Illustration by Armadilly Comics One of the predictable consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been the international wave of border closures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus. In the Schengen Area, where for the last two and a half decades border-crossing has...

Pandemics and conspiracy theories: what can we learn?

Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Francesco Moretti -”See here? It says it’s a virus created by China in a lab” – ”It’s rather Northern upheavals’ fault”. ‘’In times of social stress in general, and in the throes of a devastating epidemic in particular, conspiratorial explanations of events...