A Potential New Arms Race

While most of us have not seen fireworks since the beginning of this year, North Korea has decided to keep firing away. Just this month alone, the country under the lead of President Kim Jong-Un, has fired six rockets for practice, the last one landing in the Japanese Sea, just east of the Korean Peninsula.

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The “War on Drugs” in Latin America – and How Women Are Its Victims

Writing from the Netherlands, where drugs are liberalized to a certain extent, it is hard to imagine what policies look like on the other side of the world. Don’t worry,

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Trouble at the Border: How Lukashenko uses Migrants as a Weapon

Internal division and rise of populism marked the migrant crisis in Europe six years ago and the aftereffects are still felt today. In the Mediterranean region, boats full of desperate

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Gabby Petito – How a missing person’s case leads to a bigger discussion on racial discrimination

The first online article of this year talks about the disappearance of Gabby Petito. Her tragic case received a lot of media attention and efforts by law enforcement, but also sparked discussions on racial discrimination: why were similar disappearances of people of colour not taken as serious as the case of Gabby Petito?

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From one coup to the next – the arrest of the Malian president

A country with a very tumultuous past is Mali. This West African country has a history of colonisation, wars and terrorism. This week, after a relatively calm period, the commotion

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Dancing to Lukashenko’s Fiddle – The arrest of Roman Protasevic

Last Sunday, a Ryanair passenger jet was forced to the ground in Belarus as a result of a suspected explosive, some argue following the command of President Lukashenko himself. The

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From genocide to military dictatorship: what is happening in Myanmar?

Myanmar, or Burma as many people might remember it, is a country that has been growing through many changes since the 20th century. Not only the name has changed, but

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Cultural Genocide on Uighurs in China

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey Garvey’s quote illustrates the importance of culture preservation of

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Spraying down protests: the dangers of the use of teargas

Already in lockdown, the additional measure of a curfew was the worst nightmare for many. When it was eventually established, it was no surprise that riots sprouted. Several methods were

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Nord Stream 2: Controversy, Bluff and Serious Considerations

A vision, a major construction work, and sanctions – Nord Stream 2 in three words. Estimated to be operational by early 2020, the pipeline remains incomplete due to increasing tensions

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