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.
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.
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.
The U.S.: The land of the (free) cis and hetero?
The US has seen a surge in anti-LGBTQ+ policies. Staff Writer Anita Kaksrud talked to a protest organizer from the USA and explores the impact of these policies on the drag and queer community.
Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Staff Writer Magdalena Kamont delves into Hungary’s stance on the Russian-Ukrainian War, which has caused a rift between Hungary and the other European Union member states over military aid to Ukraine.
Rethinking the future: exploring the philosophy of Buen Vivir in Ecuador and Bolivia
The world is trying to combat Climate Change and other environmental problems with sustainable innovation, but is it enough, or do we need to change our mentality first? Staff writer Tilde Bergström presents an ancestral alternative philosophy to the hegemonic Western worldview: Buen Vivir.
Where do we go from here? – A roadmap for post-midterm U.S. politics
The 2022 US midterm elections highlighted problematic issues like election result denial and gerrymandering. The results of the election could have a significant impact on the future of American politics, writes Staff Writer Henriette Schulte.