A Study of Pressure and Time: Polemic Surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Nears an Uneasy Resolution

When Morgan Freeman’s character in the iconic 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption pondered about the study of pressure and time, he likened the gradual but mighty power of geology to

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Continued Poking: The Next Chapter in the Border Conflict between India and China

On the 29th of May 2020, an article was published on the Checks & Balances website showing a narrative of the border conflict between India and the People’s Republic of

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Hong Kong Protests: Still Defiant a Year Later

Almost a year ago, protests against a Chinese bill allowing criminal suspects to be extradited from the Hong Kong territory to Chinese territory escalated, leading to a period of political

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The Fear Factor: Driving Cooperation Forward?

In the realm of international relations, few policy decisions are made on grounds other than fear. Indeed, as the neorealist Kenneth Waltz argues, “alliances are made by states that have

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Two Bears Poking Each Other: About the Border Conflict between India and China

Amidst a global pandemic, the threat of conflict has risen on the Asian continent. Since the beginning of May, soldiers from the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of

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The Mozambican Conflict: Cabo Delgado’s Civil War

In May 2018, a group of 10 people, including children, were beheaded in the Montane village of Mozambique. The preparators behind this violence? An Islamist group known as Jamaat Ansar

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Still Fired Up: North Korea Continues Missile Testing in Trying Times

In a time where both the politicians and the public’s attention are focused on the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on everyday life now and in the foreseeable future, it

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A Mexican Standoff in the Middle of a Pandemic – Understanding the New Oil Price War

In the shadow of the corona pandemic, a second crisis seems to be unfolding as oil prices have been falling 45% since the start of the year. Plunging to an

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Commitment: About the ICC and war crimes in Afghanistan

On the 5th of March 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) gave the Prosecutor the green light to commence an investigation concerning alleged war crimes committed

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Greece Pressured by New Surge of Refugees

Signs of another refugee crisis are starting to show, as Turkey opened its borders with Greece this weekend. It is almost reminiscent of the one in 2015, although this time

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