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What reveals most about a person are the little things they do; not the big gestures - or so I've heard. The same applies for events in politics. The small things we never hear about can have massive consequences. I am interested in uncovering both the unknown and finding new perspectives on the known and how both are shaping the political landscape today.

How Truckers’ Protest Brings Change to Brazilian Politics

In Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, life is standing still. Since over a week, the main highway is blocked by countless trucks. Hundreds of uniform-looking school busses drive past, horns blaring in an unorchestrated concert. The vehicles are adorned with Brazilian flags, spray-painted in the national colours and wallpapered in protest-signs. “Stop the thieving” is one of the most common ... Read More »

Will These Bullets Alter Brazil’s Future?

Cars were driving on one of Rio de Janeiro’s busy main streets. It was a regular day until one car pulled up to another. Nine shots rang. Four found their target. Three killed the driver. Two people died. One country was left speechless – but then its people took to the streets. After the killing of Marielle Franco, a prominent ... Read More »

Marketing for States – the Power of Nation Branding

The common war strategy of demoralizing the enemy by providing them with one’s own ideology over radio airwaves had found its way into the Cold War tactics. Western German radio stations were using frequencies that were so strong they could be easily received and thus heard in the East, behind the wall. The, so-called „Westfunk“, widely condemned by the eastern ... Read More »

Presidential Elections Sparking Riots in Honduras

The elections in Honduras last November were supposed to go smoothly and secure the position of current president Juan Orlando Hernández. Then the counting of the votes began and the events unfolded as unstoppable as an unfinished domino course started too soon.  On the evening of the 26th November, nothing seemed suspicious. As 60% of the votes have already been ... Read More »

The Australian dual-citizenship scandal – How the Constitution sparked a government crisis

One article in the Australian Constitution which has no connection to every-day political business could bring down the Australian government. It sparked the dual-citizenship scandal that is spreading further through the parliament’s ranks. Australia is one of the countries that rank close to Canada and the United States in terms of immigration. Many people immigrating also apply for the Australian ... Read More »