Dominique Keizer delves into the true implications of Sweden’s rare earth discovery and its impact on indigenous communities.
The French and La Grève
On March 2023, French citizens protested against the new measures of the government of Emmanuel Macron. Utblick staff writer Henriette Schulte explains the reasons behind it and illustrates why French strikes are unique among Western democracies.
Petroleum, a Blessing or a Curse?
From our “Energy”-Magazine: Is a solid economy correlated with a strong democracy? According to the classic theory of political science, it is true but the reality in some oil-exporter countries is different. Moltas Karlsson investigated this issue and asks: is petroleum a blessing or a course?
Resistance as a place of learning: an interview from inside Lützerath
In January this year, the German hamlet Lützerath was destroyed to allow the expansion of one of the country’s many coal mines. Staff writer Tilde Bergström interviewed one of the persons that lived there during the conflict, explaining the story, experiences, and lessons.
Out now: Energy
The latest print issue of Utblick – Energy – is now available online, as well.
Sustainable Development: Can Capitalism Adapt?
Is capitalism ready to adapt to a sustainable future? Staff Writer Natalia Olsson Orio explores the challenges that the linear model of capitalism faces when it comes to incorporating the value of ecosystem services and the costs of environmental damage.
EU’s pay transparency directive: closing down on the gender pay gap?
Despite many promises, the gender pay gap in Europe reached 13% in 2020 and the gender pension gap 28%. In order to change this reality, the EU recently promoted and voted for a directive on pay transparency. What is it and what are the new measures to be implemented? Utblick staff writer Axèle Maillard Arricot explains it.
Another consequence of global warming: decreasing linguistic diversity
Did you know that a language dies every 40 days? Utblick’s staff writer Dominique Keizer delves into this issue and explains how the world loses linguistic diversity due to global warming.
Syria: how has identity been weaponized?
In 2011, protests and then a civil war took place in Syria. Utblick staff writer Akshita Anand explores and explains this conflict by asking how Syrian identity has been weaponized.