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Checks & Balances is the magazine of the study program “International Relations and International Organization” at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

A motivated and interested group of students and young professionals in global affairs writes about current topics in international politics. The articles also provide an insight and fresh view on varying issue areas such as Human Rights, Economics and Conflict. New posts and articles appear weekly and comments and feedback is greatly appreciated.

Browse around and contact us in case of questions, criticism and for further information.

The current editorial staff

Jakob Ludwig Albrecht Web Editor/PR

Meindert Boersma Reporter

Sean Cotter-Lem Editor-in-Chief

Eveline van Dijk Board Representative

Hannah Fautsch Lay-out Editor

Hessel Meinderts Treasurer/Acquisition

Lucia Mohr Reporter

Caitlin Reder Secretary

Jannick Scheepstra Multimedia Editor

Minja Sillanpää Lay-out Editor




  1. Hi,

    I am a masters student at RUG (International Security) and I was wondering do you if accept article submissions and if you do, are there style guidelines one should adhere too?

    Best Wishes,

    Jakob McKernan

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