Category: Politics

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It takes a lot of cash to have few things: the fetishisation of scandinavian minimalism

People are loving clean lines, less clutter, getting balanced and getting conscious with their design choices these days. Scandinavian design captures this essence and is increasingly infiltrating home decor, fashion, food and coffee. But why? and why now?
Within Europe, Nordic culture and society is put on a socio-economic, political and cultural pedestal: from their energy efficiency (even though Norway’s top export is petroleum), to their social-democratic approach to government policies, they really seem to be getting it right. Read more...

The world’s cuddliest diplomats: how China uses pandas for diplomacy

Exclusively native to Chinese mountain ranges, the panda has become a significant tool in the country’s evolving diplomatic strategies.
The giant panda is one of the most charismatic and beloved species on the planet. The clumsy bear has stolen the hearts of the public for years and has infiltrated many aspects of our day to day lives, from movie franchises to commercials to brand logos. Read more...

The US exit from the Paris Climate Deal is a huge setback, but hope is not yet lost.

Given his morbidly impressive track record of saying and doing the worst possible things, Donald Trump has somehow managed to outdo himself once again. But it might not be as bad as it seems.


The first term of the 45th President of the United States’ term has thus far been defined by his consistent ability to lower the proverbial bar, even when everyone thinks he has finally reached rock bottom. Read more...