As a first-year student I try to get my head around the many very diverse fields of IRIO while picking up some exceptional news for you. Be ready to hear about topics as varied as minority and religious politics as well as the economic background of world politics.

The Real Crisis in Ukraine

With the conflict in Eastern Ukraine simmering on for more than a year now, global public attention has largely moved on to other theaters of conflict. From a strategic perspective

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Interview with Jean-Pierre Kempeneers

On the 30th of April Clio will host its annual conference under the theme “Diplomacy unravelled?”. At this conference, Jean-Pierre Kempeneers will lead a workshop on the importance of economic

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Why Tröglitz matters

On the eve of Easter Sunday a house went up in flames in the small village of Tröglitz in East Germany; the result of an arson attack. The building was

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Move over the Donbass, new fault lines are in sight.

With the conflict in Eastern Ukraine lingering on into a ceasefire that does not really live up to its name, the international community should nevertheless take a broader view. As

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Never forget

While we are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, it is time to ask what the Holocaust means for young Germans today. How can

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A Voice for Tolerance, a Voice for Hope

Northern Syria is surely not a place that produces much good news at the moment. The Syrian civil war is in its fourth year, the advance of the Islamic State

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Interview with Siruan H. Hossein

Below you can find the original questions that we asked to Mr Hossein, founder of ARTA FM, and his responses, in their exact wording. Also check out the article, here.

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The Greatest Trek in History

With China’s economy having experienced a rise that is second to none, the government often boasts about having lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. What is often forgotten is

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Taiwan: How Not to Communicate Negotiations

While the US and the EU continue their negotiations about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) under disputable circumstances, namely the lack of public oversight, negotiators should maybe take

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The postponed conflict – Bosnia’s challenges

When the Dayton Agreements that ended the war in Bosnia were signed on November 21st 1995, they were commonly seen as a major diplomatic achievement that brought peace back to

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