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An Overview of Geopolitics

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    An Overview of Geopolitics

    Geopolitics

    The process of study of the Earth’s geography, which impacts national and international relations with politics, is called geopolitics. This means the position of different countries on our planet determines the relations humans have with one another, which also has a more significant impact on the politics of the land. Geopolitics also focuses on the following:

    • De facto refers to the international relations of countries within different sub-national entities
    • Quasi-federal system or confederation

    Geopolitics is also referred to as a method to study and understand foreign policies and predict the behavior of other international geographical variables like:

    • Topography
    • Demography
    • Area studies
    • Climatic changes
    • Applied sciences and other areas

    The word was first derived in the 20th century by a Swedish scientist named Rudolf Kjellen between World War I and II. Since then, it has been widely employed as a synonym for international politics. The idea of geopolitics started gaining importance in the ancient Greek era by various writers such as Aristotle and Montesquieu. Most of their works were focused on new technologies of invention and the era of the industrial revolution.

    Geopolitics

    Why geopolitics was discovered

    One of the primary reasons was to understand the new industrial capabilities of different sectors like communication, transportation, steamships, telegraphy, explosives, and airplanes. These geographic features were the only ones on this vast planet that would shape the lives of people on it and also aid in determining the global international system.

    Most of them also believe that the new era of geopolitics would characterize the course of the intense competition and help establish and maintain the balance of power in the world. This idea of geopolitics has been helping people in Europe and other parts of the world since the 19th century.

    There are different tools for geopolitics, which are divided into three types:

    • International security tools of which one of the best examples is the armed conflict. Espionage is considered an indirect national security tool often used to get aid in indirect or direct international conflicts.
    • Economic tools are used to reinforce the non-cooperative and cooperative stance through different economic means. Trade agreements, global harmonization, and tariff rules are some of the best examples of economic tools in geopolitics.
    • Financial tools are used to reinforce the non-cooperative and cooperative stance through different financial means. Cooperative financial tools include the process of currency exchange across different international borders, and non-cooperative tools include access to local markets that restrict foreign investments.

    Risks involved in geopolitics

    There are more significant risks involved in geopolitics when compared to the advantages imparted by it. They are:

    • Events risks that involve setting dates in advance.
    • Exogenous risks are unanticipated risks when compared to a country with the cooperative stance.
    • Thematic risks are known to expand over a period of time.

    Myths About COVID Vaccines And Kids

    COVID Vaccines And Kids

    The year 2020 is etched in people’s memory as the year of COIV-19. From young infants to 100-year-olds, everyone has suffered the effects of the pandemic, one way or another. However, the drastic impact of COVID-19 has reduced significantly, thanks to the mandatory vaccination campaigns in different countries. But, if you are still weighing the pros and cons of getting vaccinated, especially for your kids, this article is for you!

    We have mentioned some popular myths circling COVID vaccinations for kids. However, due to an enormous amount of information online, it is essential to differentiate between facts and rumors.

    Can COVID vaccination affect a kid’s heart rate?

    According to researchers and experts, vaccination does not affect a kid’s or even an adult’s heart rate. However, in rare cases, health professionals have seen inflammation in the heart walls due to suspected mild immune response, a condition called myocarditis. However, the solution to this problem is found in ibuprofen. Therefore, parents must note that COVID-19 disease poses a greater risk of myocarditis when compared to vaccination.

    Can COVID vaccination affect a kid’s fertility?

    This is a severe myth that has circulated on the internet for some time. Many studies have shown that the antibodies produced after vaccinations do not affect fertility in men or women. Nevertheless, there are numerous cases of women who got pregnant after taking the vaccines. According to the Center for Disease Control, COVID symptomatic pregnant women are at higher risk of needing ICU admissions and preterm birth.

    Are there any Long-term side effects of the COVID vaccine?

    COVID vaccine

    Severe and persistent side effects from COVID vaccinations are rare. Although you can face slight discomfort after taking the vaccine, it should diminish within weeks. Many effects like swollen lymph nodes, fever, and other signs are reasonable indications, which prove the vaccines’ response to the virus in your body.

    Will the COVID vaccine impact a kid’s DNA?

    Many researchers and health professionals say the answer is a straight No! COVID vaccines contain a genetic material called mRNA, instructing the body to treat the COVID virus as a foreign body and fight against it. Hence, if the coronavirus enters the body in the future, your body will already be trained to fight against it.

    Are all kids eligible for COVID vaccination?

    Since COVID vaccines are free of allergens and synthetic materials, everyone above 12 must consider vaccination. In addition, it is essential for those kids that have a compromised immune system and suffering from problems with blood, kidney, lungs, etc.

    Conclusion

    COVID-19 vaccines are a boon to society, which helps reduce the rate of community infection and prevent your kid from being extremely sick if exposed to the virus. Unfortunately, most of the rumors circling the internet are concerns regarding vaccination. WHO and other global health organizations have evidently and successfully busted these myths and are promoting for people to take the COVID-19 vaccination.

    A Brief Overview of the Saudi Arabian Legal System

    Saudi Arabian

    The legal system of Saudi Arabia is based entirely on Islamic law from the Quran and Sunnah. The interpretation of laws is governed by medieval tests from the school of Islamic jurisprudence. The lack of judicial precedent and the adoption of Sharia in the laws remains the primary reason for implementing Sharia as the primary law source in Saudi Arabia. The Quran and Sunnah are also declared as the legal constitutions of the region. King Abdul Azuz created the current legal system of Saudi Arabia in 1932, the kingdom’s founder.

    Sources of law in Saudi Arabia

    As mentioned above, Sharia is the primary source of law in the region, derived from the Quran traditions of Muhammad in the Sunnah. The Sharia is applied in accordance with the Hanbali legal school of thought. However, the opposition to Wahhabism has recognized that the Wahhabi beliefs practiced in Saudi face divergences from the Hanbali school processes and may constitute a separate school called madhhab.

    Since there is a lack of codification of Sharia in the region, it leads to a variation in its interpretation and general application in the area. Although there is a lack of a judicial system, the judges are expected to refer to the six medieval tests before reaching a decision on a matter.

    The judiciary structure

    Court structure

    The Sharia also constitutes the basic judicial structure of the region. Apart from the legal judiciary, some religious judges follow and refer to the Sharia before a statement is imparted to a culprit.

    Non-sharia courses are also present in Saudi, called the board of Grievances, created initially to deal with all the complaints against the government like forgery, bribery, etc.

    Saudi Arabia

    Law enforcement

    Like any other country, law enforcement is followed and looked after by police officers divided into three sectors – secret police, regular police, and religious police.

    Regular and secret police

    Most day-to-day crimes and other matters are handled by the Department of Public Safety, which a member of the royal family heads. However, domestic and counter-intelligence-related cases are governed by the secret police.

    Mutawa

    Mutawa is the religious police who handle the code of Islamic behavior in the country. This body ensures the following:

    • Strict physical separation of men and women in public
    • Business clothes at the time of prayer
    • In some areas, make sure women do not drive cars
    • Ensure women wear traditional dresses only

    Significant areas of laws in Saudi Arabia

    Some of the major areas of law in the country include:

    • Constitutional law, although Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy
    • Criminal law which follows the bench trial system
    • Family law relating to matters of divorce, inheritance, etc
    • Commercial and contract law
    • Land law
    • Labor law
    • Energy law

     

    Saudi Arabia Unveils Its Vision For A City Without Cars And Streets

    Saudi Arabia

    When we think of a modernized city, we imagine high-end cars and beautifully built streets connecting different corners of a city. However, a picture otherwise never crosses our minds. But this is a dream-turning reality in Saudi Arabia, which is known to be one of the most fast-developing countries in the world.

    The idea for the concept of a country without cars and streets was unveiled by His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman and called THE LINE. The central vision for this model is to construct a zero-gravity vertical city, connecting different communities. It is a concept using the technological development of Smart City, which is designed to be 200m wide, and 170km in length, above sea level.

    Smart City

    His Royal Highness mentioned that this is a revolution for the entire human civilization, which puts forth a radical change in urbanization and town planning. This proposed model is meant to bring a drastic change in the challenges faced by humans and bring alternative ways to lead a valuable and comfortable life.

    The design of THE LINE

    The central vision of NEMO is to urbanize cities and follow a different approach to free communities from roads, cars, and the toxins it releases into the atmosphere. Some of the features of THE LINE are:

    • It is designed to accommodate over nine million residents, which is ambitious compared to other city infrastructures.
    • It will be built on renewable energy resources, which puts residents’ health and well-being in the driver’s seat.
    • THE LINE is designed in such a way that essentials and other services will be close to people, preferably within a five-minute walk.
    • It will also have high-speed rails and other services, which will help in faster and safer transportation.
    • The idea of a vertical city is meant to produce a seamless, 3D-dimension experience for its residents. Amenities like parks, schools, and other places of public use are intended to be built vertically.
    • The exterior of the city will have greener surroundings to provide its residents with a holistic approach and the city’s exterior will be a mirror façade to provide a magical and extraordinary experience.

    Reasons to love THE LINE


    Here are a few reasons people love THE LINE and are eager for its launch:

    • Designed for the future: THE LINE is predicted to be one of the most innovative cities ever built, with AI technologies implemented at its core. It is also expected to generate 40 million dollars of revenue from its infrastructure alone.
    • Zero emission: Since the project excludes cars and streets, there is minimal room for air pollution. Hence, it is beneficial for the environment and the people living in the city.
    • Improved quality of life: With the application of new and enhanced technologies, life will be much easier, with a decrease commute time, easy access to daily necessities, and many more.
    • Controlled Population: The urbanization of The Line architecture helps control population density, thus reducing human waste. A careful level of city planning also plays a significant role in its development.

    George Soros’s World Is Falling To Pieces And He Blames Everyone But Himself

    George Soros's World

    George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire who has raged in European and American politics for decades, is angry. And he’s desperately looking for someone to blame.

    According to Soros, liberal democracy has failed throughout the Western world. This is because, apparently, what he calls the ” open society ” is in crisis. Now, you may be right on this point, but blaming Angela Merkel seems a bit bizarre; especially when there are rumors that she is – inadvertently – in league with Putin. However, it is precisely to the German chancellor that Soros blames much of the blame for the fact that the electorate has lost all faith in modern democracy.

    End Of The Us Empire: Russian War Ships Just Arrived In The Philippines

    Russian War

    The well-known American critic of foreign policy and linguists, prof. Noam Chomsky has stated several times that US power has steadily declined since the end of World War II. As Chomsky notes, in 1945, the United States possessed “half the world’s wealth, an incredible defense, controlled the entire western hemisphere, the two oceans, and the opposite shores of both oceans.”

    (Photo: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (4th L) gestures with Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev (3rd L), Russia’s Rear Admiral Eduard Mikhailov (5th L), and other Philippine and Russian officials in front of the Ka-26 anti-submarine helicopter at the anti-submarine navy ship Admiral Tributs at the south pier in Metro Manila, Philippines January 6, 2017. REUTERS / Noel Celis / Pool )

    Terror And Wars : The Us Dropped An Average Of 3 Bombs Per Hour Last Year

    Terror And Wars

    According to an estimate recently released by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), in 2016 alone, the Obama administration dropped at least 26,171 bombs in seven different countries.

    As even the most pro-administration publications have noted, that amounts to 72 bombs per day – three bombs per hour – every day for the entire year . Unfortunately, this didn’t classify as “violence” worthy of criticism by Meryl Streep and her colleagues di lei in Hollywood.

    Could Turkey Swing Over To The Russian Camp?

    Russian Camp

    Even though, historically, Russia has a weighty past with Turkey, and even though it has not forgotten the personal rôle played by current President Erdoğan, to its detriment, during the the first Chechen war, it can not fail to be interested by the possibility of Ankara leaving NATO. On the other hand, the deep US state, which continues to pursue its imperial ambitions despite the election of Donald Trump, is ready to do whatever it takes to keep Turkey in the Atlantic Alliance.

    Poland Acquires First Strike Capability To Pose Threat To Russia

    Strike Capability

    It should be noted that quite often the most interesting arms contracts escape media attention. That’s how it was in 2016. Signing a multi-billion-dollar military aid package between the United States and Israel and the subsequent White House approval for long-awaited fighter sales to the Middle East hit the radar screen.

    In late September, the US approved the sales of Boeing fighters worth a total of around $ 7 billion to Kuwait and Qatar. First mooted around two years ago, the deals had been held up by the US government due to Israeli concerns and in order to smooth the way for nuclear talks with Iran.