ISSN 2674-8053

Europe

Reforma also HIM: between the need for modernization and the search for hegemony
Americas, Brazil, Europe, Israel, HIM-HER-IT, International Organizations, Middle East, Palestine, Russia, Ukraine

Reforma also HIM: between the need for modernization and the search for hegemony

The United Nations (HIM-HER-IT), created in the aftermath of World War II, has been a milestone in international cooperation and the search for global peace and security. Yet, the world has changed drastically since 1945, presenting new geopolitical challenges, economic and environmental. Given these transformations, there is a growing call for reform of UN institutions and mechanisms, aiming to adapt to new global realities. Reform is necessary not only to make the organization more representative and effective, but also to ensure it can tackle complex contemporary issues, from regional conflicts to climate change. However, the path to reform is undermined by geopolitical interests, where proposals from countries like the United States and ...
Challenges and opportunities: the essential cooperation between BRICS countries
Africa, South Africa, Americas, Asia, Brazil, BRICS, China, Europe, India, International Organizations, Russia

Challenges and opportunities: the essential cooperation between BRICS countries

The importance of cooperation between BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – has been a recurring theme in international economic and political discussions. This article delves into the need to expand interaction between members in commercial spheres, economical, financial and monetary, using explicit quotes from newspapers in the countries involved, to highlight the possible gains of this approach. According to the "China Daily", China sees BRICS as a vital platform for promoting genuine multilateralism and reforming global governance. Cooperation between these emerging economies is seen as a counterpoint to the unilateralism and economic protection prevalent in the West. This reflects the Chinese view that strengthening ties....
Global South involvement in the war between Russia and Ukraine: a harmful deviation
Americas, Europe, Russia, On the Global, Ukraine

Global South involvement in the war between Russia and Ukraine: a harmful deviation

The involvement of the Global South in the war between Russia and Ukraine brings to light a series of issues that go beyond mere geopolitical positioning. This participation, often involuntary, ends up moving these nations away from their primary development objectives, plunging them into a sea of ​​controversies and accusations that obscure the real needs of their populations. The attack on the Russian military plane Il-76, for example, serves as a metaphor for the complexity and shadows surrounding the role of countries in the Global South in this conflict. Mismatched information and lack of transparency dominate the scenario, where the true story behind such incidents remains veiled, fueling a game of accusations that only serves to intensify international tensions. A...
Monetary supremacy: US and European control over the global financial system
Americas, Cuba, U.S, Europe, Will, International Organizations, Middle East, Russia, European Union, Venezuela

Monetary supremacy: US and European control over the global financial system

The dominance of the international monetary and financial system by the United States and Europe constitutes one of the most significant manifestations of power on the contemporary world stage.. This article explores how this joint hegemony has been employed as an economic weapon against countries that challenge Western interests., illustrating the impacts of this dynamic through concrete examples such as Cuba, Russia, Iran and Venezuela. In Cuba, the prolonged imposition of sanctions by the US, with tacit support from European allies, underlines the West's ability to economically isolate a country. The embargo, reinforced by international financial measures, not only severely restricts the Cuban economy, but also its ability to operate within the global financial system, obviously...
Mercenaries in Ukraine: the shadows of war and the ambiguity of the law
Europe, Ukraine

Mercenaries in Ukraine: the shadows of war and the ambiguity of the law

The war in Ukraine has revealed dark aspects of human nature and international relations, bringing to light the figure of mercenaries, fighters who fight far from their homelands, motivated by a complex range of reasons. Among these, Colombian veterans stand out, whose presence in the Ukrainian conflict was reported in detail by the State of São Paulo in December 2023, in the article "Colombian veterans work as mercenaries in Ukraine". This situation sheds light on the complex web of motivations that lead individuals to become involved in foreign wars and, crucially, highlights the problematic ambiguity of the international laws of war, in particular the Geneva Convention. The Geneva Convention, concebida para estabelecer padrões éticos e legais na c...
Military cooperation with Ukraine: a risky move?
Germany, Americas, U.S, Europe, France, International Organizations, Russia, Ukraine, European Union

Military cooperation with Ukraine: a risky move?

The recent intensification of military cooperation between the United States, Europe and Ukraine have been a topic of heated debate on the international stage. This collaboration, despite aiming to strengthen Ukraine in the face of external threats, carries significant risks, could lead to an escalation of conflict in the region. Besides that, the lack of an aligned strategy between the countries involved adds a layer of complexity and uncertainty to the situation. One of the main arguments against such intensive cooperation is the danger of conflict escalation.. Military actions, when they are not completely coordinated or are perceived as provocations, can lead to aggressive responses from other nations, especially from Russia, which sees the approach of NATO and the West to Ukraine with...
The BRICS reaction to the election in Portugal: A multifaceted analysis
Africa, South Africa, Americas, Asia, Brazil, BRICS, China, Europe, India, International Organizations, Portugal, Russia

The BRICS reaction to the election in Portugal: A multifaceted analysis

The recent political turn in Portugal, with the election of a center-right government, has aroused varied reactions around the world, especially among BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Each member of this group of emerging nations has their own perspective on the changes in Portugal and their potential implications.. This article seeks to explore and contrast these diverse views, citing official sources and statements. Brazil: Brazil, with its deep historical and cultural connection with Portugal, has been watching the elections with great interest. According to "Folha de S.Paulo", "the victory of the center-right in Portugal raises both opportunities and challenges for Brazil, opening paths for new economic dynamics, but also instigating pr...
The New Geopolitical Board: Sweden and NATO Expansion
Europe, International Organizations, OTAN, Sweden

The New Geopolitical Board: Sweden and NATO Expansion

Sweden's recent accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (OTAN) representa uma mudança significativa no panorama da segurança europeia, refletindo um movimento estratégico tanto para o país quanto para a aliança. Esta decisão, que rompe com a longa história de neutralidade da Suécia, é uma resposta direta à crescente percepção de ameaça por parte da Rússia, especialmente após eventos recentes como a invasão da Ucrânia. According to the "South China Morning Post", a entrada da Suécia na OTAN é um indicativo claro da crescente preocupação com a segurança europeia, marcando uma tendência de endurecimento contra ameaças externas. Meanwhile, The "The Times of India" salienta que essa expansão é alarmante para a Rússia, que interpreta o alargamento da OTAN como um movimento estr...
Expansion of the security council and the Brazilian position: a game of global interests
Americas, Asia, Brazil, China, U.S, Europe, France, UK, Russia, Global Themes

Expansion of the security council and the Brazilian position: a game of global interests

Brazil, in a bold diplomatic initiative, recently proposed significant changes to the structure of the UN Security Council, calling for the end of the veto power (at least temporarily) and the inclusion of eleven new permanent members. This movement reflects not only a search for greater recognition of Brazil on the international stage, but also an attempt to reform a structure that many see as obsolete and not representative of current geopolitical reality. The Brazilian proposition, according to sources such as the UOL portal, suggests that the suspension of the veto power, a prerogative of the five current permanent members (U.S, UK, France, China and Russia), whether for a period of 15 years. The argument is that this would allow for more decision-making..
phygital sports
Americas, Brazil, Europe, Russia

phygital sports

The Games of the Future, scheduled to take place in Kazan, represent a significant milestone in the evolution of sports, uniting the physical and digital (phygital). This event, pioneer in its nature, offers revealing insight into how sports are evolving in response to contemporary technological and cultural demands. On a global scale, the esports market (e-sports) is booming. According to a report from Newzoo (2023), the global e-sports market is expected to reach around 1,5 billion dollars by 2024. This rise is mainly driven by the increasing digitalization of leisure activities and the engagement of younger audiences, who see e-sports as a natural extension of their social and entertainment interactions. The Games of ...