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State-Sponsored Killing or an Answered Prayer? Euthanasia: A Global Perspective

State-Sponsored Killing or an Answered Prayer? Euthanasia: A Global Perspective

A debate that has been simmering behind the scenes since ancient times is the right to assisted death, otherwise known as euthanasia. A seemingly simple concept, euthanasia is when a physician plays an active role in a patient’s death. Similarly, physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is when a physician supplies certain means for a patient’s personal application....
One Small Step For OPEC, One Giant Leap For Global Markets

One Small Step For OPEC, One Giant Leap For Global Markets

It has been a tough year and a half for oil, specifically the price of a barrel of crude in relation to the sheer volume of it being pumped from the ground. Since April of 2015, the price for crude has been declining steadily, and has subsequently been wreaking havoc on global markets and economies...
Emerging Art Scenes: The Illustrative Case of Saudi Arabia

Emerging Art Scenes: The Illustrative Case of Saudi Arabia

In a world seemingly dominated by business and politics, it can be easy to forget the importance of art in society. Art is often associated with high society and intellectualism, which leads to relatively negative perceptions of countries lacking a relationship with modern art, as they are often perceived to be closed-minded or out of...
To IPO or Not to IPO, That is the Question: Saudi Aramco

To IPO or Not to IPO, That is the Question: Saudi Aramco

It is not every day that the world most valuable company opens its doors to the public and considers an initial public offering. Meet Saudi Aramco. What is today the largest oil company in the world, initially started out as a small slice of America in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia: the American-Arabian Oil...
USA vs. the World ft. Gun Laws

USA vs. the World ft. Gun Laws

While a lot of attention has been given to examining the relationship between gun regulations and gun violence in the United States alone, it is eye opening to compare the resulting figures and facts the world over to see how they equate. Faced with a gamut of numbers, with the US weighing in on the...
Butterflies and Bubbles: A Review and Forecast of Global Markets

Butterflies and Bubbles: A Review and Forecast of Global Markets

Ever since the last financial crash in 2008, we have successfully avoided another big financial tumble, and have had a relatively strong bull market since then. However, in the words of London based State Street Executive Vice President Michael J Wilson, it has been a very unloved bull market, as everyone is weary of being...