Felipe Cruvinel

My name is Felipe and I’ve just finished an International Relations degree at the Queen Mary University of London. I’m mostly interested in Political Economy and how government policies and intergovernmental and global interactions shape economic systems. I’ve also had a life-long interest in History which has reinforced my interest and constant desire to learn more about the long term cycles and trends of Economics.

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Asia’s problems and the West’s opportunities

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on August 16, 2014 0 Comments
Asia’s problems and the West’s opportunities

Displays of upheaval and state breakdown in global politics are not particularly rare, but the number of missed opportunities for dealing with these issues has been shamefully high in recent months. It’s easy to say that no one is to blame; after all there was Syria to deal with. And then Ukraine, Gaza, and now […]

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Same people, new borders?

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
Same people, new borders?

There is perhaps no greater testament to the tenacity with which states will hold onto their national identity and borders than the relatively unchanged map of the Middle East since the Second World War.

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The Small Satellite Revolution

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on June 22, 2014 0 Comments
The Small Satellite Revolution

Space has spent the last few years getting ever closer to us. Nano and Micro satellites have exploded into the private sector with little notice.

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The Tech Acquisition Wars

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
The Tech Acquisition Wars

The new Youtube has finally been sold, quite fittingly to the same people who bought the old one. I am of course talking about last weeks’ announcement of Google’s $1 Billion purchase of Twitch.tv.

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The War on Terror (and Drugs?)

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on May 17, 2014 1 Comment
The War on Terror (and Drugs?)

The semantics of whether the War in Afghanistan would qualify as a sequel or reboot to the Vietnam War aside, everybody’s second favourite US military failure has gone largely unmentioned in the news lately.

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The End of Online Freedom

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on May 12, 2014 0 Comments
The End of Online Freedom

The topic of Net Neutrality is a very complex one. On the one hand, there’s the internet we know and love alongside all its potential.

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The Chinese Key to the Ukrainian Crisis

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
The Chinese Key to the Ukrainian Crisis

It has long been a good rule of thumb in International Relations that if you can’t explain what is going on in front of you, then you’re probably looking at the wrong continent.

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The Heisenberg State

Filed in Economic News and Opinion by on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
The Heisenberg State

What if I told you that everyone’s “favourite” real life cartoon villain, North Korea, has been making money on the side? More specifically, making money as quite possibly the single largest producer of crystal meth from the early 2000s to 2013? Sounds a bit crazy, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg that is […]

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