After months of complications, Ursula Von der Leyen has created an EU commission which will have to face many challenges, including the damages cause by Coronavirus.
In 2019 Isis’s dream of building a state between Syria and Iraq vanished. Al Baghdadi is dead and his followers have taken to the desert. But they are ready to come back.
Over the last months, BCE president Christine Lagarde crashed the Italian market with just a few words: "We are not here to close spreads, there are other tools and other actors to deal with these issues". For some Lagarde is inadequate. For others she is just supporting French interests in the EU.
Between 2019 and 2020 a series of fires devastated the Amazon, Australia and several other areas in the world. Some were even caused by man, like in Chernobyl.
2020 began with the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by an American drone. A reckless action by the US which could have sparked a large-scale conflict.
The Hong Kong protests made Chinese dominance oscillate. Protestors took to the streets, paralyzing the city for months. With the Coronavirus, the protests have taken a back seat. But they could break out again at any moment
From Chile to Lebanon via Hong Kong and Iraq. Over the last period we have witnessed a steep increase in protests throughout the world. They all ended up melting like snow in the sun.
The Libyan conflict between Fayez al Sarraj and general Khalifa Haftar shows no sign of abating. Following Muammar Gaddafi’s death the country collapsed into a chaos it seems unable to free itself from.
Assad’s advance onto the province of Idlib increased the pressure of migrants in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decided to solve the problem by letting thousands of migrants into Europe.
Benjamin Netanyahu will again be premier. The magician, as he is called, found an agreement with rival Benny Gantz and will be governing for the next 18 months. His future is still uncertain.
Amidst discussions as to whether the 2020 US elections will be held, it is clear that Donald Trump’s next opponent will be Joe Biden, whose destiny could be linked to two women: Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.
Covid-19 is the name of the virus which paralyzed the world. Natural or laboratory-made? Did China keep it hidden? The future of the balance of power revolves around these questions.
Russia and China, nearly friends. The two countries share important political and diplomatic relations. And the United States fears a strengthening of their alliance.
After surviving Covid-19, Boris Johnson must face a double challenge: the economic post virus situation and Great Britain’s exit from the EU. How will he fare?