Why mass surveillance is an undesirable method for counter-terrorism

Article by Joana Lopes | Illustration by Beatrice Bandiera The field of security and intelligence, especially the area of counter-terrorism, is no exception to the current technological advances: technology development, surveillance included, is an asset for both the perpetrators and counter-terrorism authorities. The use of the internet and artificial...

Can our mindset make the difference?

Article by Anna Groh | Illustration by Beatrice Bandiera   Microsoft – all of us heard of the rising tech company with headquarter in Seattle. It turned into one of the most valuable companies worldwide, competing with Amazon and worth more than 800 billion dollars. Since 2014, it has...

Goodbye, Bernie: what now?

Article by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Guido Brualdi After the defeats in Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and especially in Michigan and Washington, and the decisive ones in Florida (22.8%), Illinois (36.12%) and Arizona (32.9%); on April 8, Senator Bernie Sanders announced the withdrawal of his Democratic nomination...

The importance of the lesser evil: why world politics still needs Kim Jong-un

Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Guido Brualdi   For two weeks, the world held its breath. On April 15 Kim Jong-un’s absence at the celebration for his grandfather’s birthday didn’t go unnoticed and sparked rumours about Kim’s possible demise. His reappearance on May 2 relieved some observers...

Two steps forward, one step back: stocktaking from the last Eurogroup meeting

Article by Alessandro Zerbini | Illustration by Silvia Baccanti   “Too early to say”, Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai is quoted saying in a conversation with US President Richard Nixon when asked about the impact of the French Revolution. One of history’s most appreciated misunderstandings –the Chinese politician was...

Purpose as an overarching principle: Millennials’ approach to life

Article by Anna Groh | Illustration by Armadilly Comics   “Purpose is the sense that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, that we are needed, that we have something better ahead to work for. Purpose is what creates true happiness ” – Mark Zuckerberg   Three years...

About our need for resilience: why this project is about you

  Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Louseen Smith   “Creativity is born from anguish just like the day is born from the dark night. […] He who overcomes crisis, overcomes himself, without getting overcome. He who blames his failure to a crisis neglects his own talent and...
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