Ruerd Haringsma, 4th year International Relations student at the University of Groningen, traveler, part-time adventurer and reader of books, searches the deep, dark caverns of the internet to bring you the most fresh, astounding and arcane news of international relations. He also has a beard.

An Economy Running on Money from Abroad

“Goris-Stepanakert autoway, built with participation of all Armenians” reads a sign next to the very road. In other words, this road has been paid for by the Armenians living outside

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Mine Blowing Art

“Landmines are among the most barbaric weapons of war, because they continue to kill and maim innocent people long after the war itself has ended. Also, fear of them keeps

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Gypsy Kings

Once upon a time, there was a little town, deeply hidden away in the forests of a faraway country, where everybody lived wealthy in fancy castles and had a nice

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Neo-Nazi’s in Mongolia

The popularity of the  political party ‘Golden Dawn’ in Greece is a sad evidence of the  re-emerge of fascist thought in the world. Hitler’s ideology still seems to appeal to

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Pacific Apartheid

A crystal clear sea, white sand beaches and waving palm trees.  That is probably the first picture that pops in one’s mind when thinking on the tropical isles of Fiji,

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Maffia Government

Two weeks ago, a video of former Ukrainian prime-minister Yulia Tymoshenko was aired by her lawyer  and went viral. In the video Tymoshenko called upon the Ukrainian people not to

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