I try to find the humor and irony in IR, make global events accesible and understandable. My aim is to offer new and surprising perspectives on the world as we know it.

Seaweed Energy: Food or Fuel?

  A recent small-scale study in Norway, Scotland and Ireland revealed that seaweed could start playing a major role in our energy production. Dutch scientists got all excited and even

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Hawaii: too Green to Function?

With an ambitious bill planning a 100% renewable energy use in 2050 pending in the Hawaii legislature, states are looking towards the island for its example. With fossil fuels occupying

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The Greeks, the Pope, and the Euro’s Soul

What do the Pope’s visit to South America and the almost TV-series-worthy developments in Greece have in common? Even though the Pope claims to have no political intentions, with his

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Sanctions vs. Sanctions: Poking the Bear?

Poke a bear and he pokes you back. Putin raises his shoulders about Russia’s renewed sanctions against the West: “The government turned to me with an appeal,” he claims. Well

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How the Media Sets Our Priorities For Us

The exact wing of the exact hospital where the new Royal baby was to be born appears to be more breaking news than the almost 5500 people that have died

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Cameron Dubbed Winner of First General Election Debate – but Did He Really Win?

“Hell yes, I’m tough enough. I stood up against the Leader of the Free World!”, Labour leader Ed Milliband responded firmly against the allegations that he might not be tough

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