In the digital era we live in, we are bombarded with headlines. News agencies often try to simplify international news stories to make them more digestible, often at the expense of adequately explaining the full story. The most pressing stories out there related to international relations, armed conflict, and human rights are really complex and often require a lot of background knowledge to be able to grasp their significance. In this series, we take a look at current events and news stories from a more comprehensive angle. We unpack the historical, political, cultural, economic, and social dynamics of major news events in order to make more sense of them.
Incumbent German chancellor Angela Merkel is retiring after the 2021 German election, which leaves the potential for big changes to the EU’s goals and policies.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called a snap election, with polls open for voting on September 20, 2021. The results of this election have the potential to majorly impact how Canada as a nation deals with issues like climate change and social justice.
A look into the Delta variant’s initial emergence, its rapid spread across North America, and its relationship to vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. and Canada.
Estonia has proven to be a leader in accessible online government services, with its most significant investment being the electronic ID, which provides new ways for citizens to interact with the government.