As third a year IRIO student I have found my interest in cultures, languages and art. I aim to provide you with articles about striking events that ocurred and make you think a little to form your opinion on any matter. As you can see this website is full of wide-ranging interesting articles, so definitely read on!

A Tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

On the 23rd of March this year, Asia lost one of its most peculiar leaders: Lee Kuan Yew, the very first prime minister of Singapore. This man, who was known

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Xi’s Fight Against Corruption: A Hoax?

Corruption in China has been a longstanding truth that remains today. In 2013 the PRC was ranked 80th out of 178 countries in the Transparency International’s Corruption Preceptions Index. Since

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Semester Abroad: A Little Taste of Expat Life

About seven months ago I was waiting in line at Schiphol Airport, jumping around like a little kid seeing a puppy for the first time. This very moment was what

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Caught Between the Great Powers: Azerbaijan

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the peculiar Republic of Azerbaijan has risen out of Russia’s shadow and has increasingly been entering the world stage. This oil-rich state finds

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The Market Dynamics of University

The way we gain our academic knowledge is changing. We are no longer students, but consumers. Universities are no longer arenas of knowledge sharing and transferral, but profit-seeking suppliers. The

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Spain’s identity crisis

Like many countries, Spain experiences increasing pressure coming from right-wing parties due to the economic crisis. Minister Mariano Rajoy has introduced the tightening of abortion laws, meaning an almost total

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Hollande’s fall off the governmental pedestal

Recently, it became public that French President François Hollande has been having an affair with actress Julie Gayet for two years. The news reached the headlines of reputable international and

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