The US Government has shut down this winter. This usually happens when Congress cannot agree on a certain budget criterion or the president refuses to sign it. Such a situation happened on the 22nd of December, leaving 800 000...
The end of 2018 has spelled a lot of market uncertainties and there are signals warning for an upcoming recession. The US-China Trade War has caused a lot of uncertainty for investors, ensuing in a sell-off this Christmas. Events...
On the first of December, the Chinese tech giant Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada. The court has now revealed on the 7th of December that she was wanted in the US on fraud charges in relation...
The process has taken 20 months, but finally, the EU leaders have approved the withdrawal agreements and the future relations with the UK, insisting it was the "best and only deal possible." Now the UK Parliament is expected to vote...
With new gene drive technologies like CRISPR-CAS9 on the rise we might all have to brace for an all-out extinction, or do we? Gene drive allows scientists to genetically engineer species and enables genes to spread throughout a population. It...

USA v China

It was inevitable, the two superpowers China and the USA have become rivals. Everyone thought, including America, that once the Chinese economy prospered the country would strive for liberalism and democracy, but that has not been the case. There was...
It was on the 2nd of October the Saudi government critic, Jamal Khashoggi, vanished in Istanbul after he had visited the Saudi Arabian consulate. Since then, there has been no official report about his whereabouts. Mr. Khashoggi was once an...

Governing Sweden

It was on the 9th of September the Swedish people went to vote for the parliamentary election (me included). And this year we will have to wait longer than average until the government is formed. For Sweden, it usually...
The backstory is as follows: There has been a lot of disputes about whether Trump's payment to two women he has had an affair with did break election campaign rules. Trump himself continues to insist that he has not...
What is the world-famous entrepreneur Elon Musk's next big idea? He wants to convert Tesla, the carmaker, into a private company. It was on the 7th of August that Elon Musk stunned investors with this tweet: He said that he had...