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Jakob Albrecht
Jakob Albrecht is a first-year International Relations student at the University of Groningen. He grew up in Northern Germany and spent a year in China after high school. Jakob is glad to share interesting perspectives on global politics with you.

Bellingcat and Social Media: How to Become an Armchair Journalist

This article was inspired by a presentation given by Christiaan Triebert, a former member of this editorial staff, during Clio’s annual conference on Tuesday, May 8th. For decades, investigative journalism was the realm of full-time journalists working for big newspaper companies, spending days or weeks reading reports in dusty archives and travelling to remote places for interviews and information. This ... Read More »

Putin’s Power Politics – Why Putin Will Win This Sunday’s Election. And The One That Follows. And The One After That.

Tomorrow, the people of Russia will cast their votes in the Russian presidential election. Most observers agree that it is not doubtful whether Vladimir Putin will be reelected, but rather whether he will manage to get more than 70% of the votes or not. It is not an understatement to say that Vladimir Putin is one of the most experienced ... Read More »

The Identitarian Movement on the Rise: Understanding Europe’s New Alt-Right

For a long time, white supremacists could be identified relatively easily: a bunch of skinheads, tattooed all over with illegal Nazi symbols, drinking beer and shouting out flat slogans about migrants stealing jobs and wives from the supreme white population. In the last years, this image began to change. The rise of a group of far-right activists calling themselves the “Identitarian ... Read More »