The World after a While, June 14, 2020


Europe is generally seen to be easing the lockdown measures. NASA proposes the Artemis Accords, a framework under which lunar mining will be explored with the cooperation other foreign space agencies. Along with Netflix trying to keep up with this trend in its new series, SpaceX became the first private company to have sent actual … Continue reading The World after a While, June 14, 2020

The World after a Week: April 19, 2020


In Eastern Ukraine, Russian and Ukraine-backed separatists exchanged prisoners (38 in total) for the first time in 2020, keeping the Minsk Protocol in one piece for the time being, Saudi Arabia offered to raise $7 billion in Bond sale in order to deal with the current spending gap. Partial relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions in Iran, … Continue reading The World after a Week: April 19, 2020

The World after a While – April 12, 2020


OPEC+ alliance of oil producing states and the Group of 20 nations reached a deal to cut global crude output and put an end to a price war. The total amount that will be cut will reach as much as 9.7 million barrels a day. The Eurogroup set up the current guidelines on fighting the … Continue reading The World after a While – April 12, 2020

The World After a Week – February 16, 2020


Merkel’s successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, suddenly resigned as leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats. Sinn Fein, the party historically associated with the Irish Republican Army, won the elections. This unexpected victory will probably become a factor for the status of the post-Brexit Irish border. The United States decided to downgrade their military effort against extremism in the … Continue reading The World After a Week – February 16, 2020

The World After a Week – December 15, 2019


The Russian Federation got banned from the next Olympics and the football World Cup (more). Russia’s only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire and is undergoing repairs (more). Russia and Ukraine hold their first summit on the Crimean – East Ukrainian conflict in Paris, agreeing on a cease-fire (more). In Great Britain the Conservative Party … Continue reading The World After a Week – December 15, 2019