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Anouk Brekhof

The Politics of Soccer

Sports and politics are intricately intertwined. Politics often manifests itself through sports, both national and local identities become associated with sports teams. This is for example seen in one of the world’s most popular sports: soccer. So many countries have become physically, emotionally and mentally invested in the game, that it has become another branch of political expression, identity and ... Read More »

The Origins of War – A reflection on a highly contested debate

War, as said by Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), a Prussian general and military theorist, is ‘the continuation of politics by other means.’ This is just one of the many definitions for war. Defining a person’s definition of war often expresses the person’s broader political philosophy. This position is also important for one’s view on the origins of war. Building a ... Read More »

Born into addiction- how opioids affect the next generation

‘Sarah Murray tends to two dozen babies in the neonatal therapeutic unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital. They shake. They vomit. Their inconsolable, high-pitched screams pierce the air. The symptoms can last for hours, days, or months.’ Every 19 minutes, one baby is born addicted to opioids in the United States. Opioid addiction is a growing epidemic in America. As the ... Read More »