Building Bridges, Burning Bridges: A Unity Government in Israel is Likely to Divide the Israeli Centre

While the enduring global public health crisis continues to bring uncertainty to all areas of society, a period of relative stability may lie ahead of the Israeli domestic political scene.

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Death of a Democratic Commodity: Ambivalent, Kenya Mourns Daniel arap Moi

Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium rarely serves as a venue for state funerals. Indeed, the home of Kenya’s AFC Leopards is far from the customary cathedrals, boulevards and grand auditoria that

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Ireland GE2020: Understanding the dramatic change in the Irish political landscape

On Saturday the 8th of February, the 2020 Irish general election took place which produced an outcome that dramatically altered the dominant political players on the island. For the past

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The Politics of Ivory: Changing the Paradigm of ‘Western Conservation’

Illegal wildlife trade is currently one of the largest “black market” industries that exist in the world. This estimated multi-billion-dollar business has caused devastating consequences for the world’s ecosystems and

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The origin of the EU’s migration problem – or how Europe learned to stop worrying and forget solidarity

Yesterday, the interior ministers of the EU were meeting in Zagreb to yet again negotiate about a common policy on the distribution of migrants. The stakes could not be higher

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America’s Man of Steel: Andrew Carnegie’s Life of Wealth & Legacy of Peace

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – a Scottish-born American industrialist who is among the wealthiest persons to have ever lived – is widely regarded as the father of modern philanthropy. After growing

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Preserving Power, for Life: Making Sense of the Russian Government’s Resignation

In his annual address to Russia’s Federal Assembly this Wednesday, President Putin made a surprising, yet not unexpected claim. Alongside reporting on the state of Russia’s overall political situation and

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US-Iranian Relations: A View on the Aftermath of the Soleimani Strike

With the disconcerting assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani on the third day of the new year, the aspiration of a more stable Middle East for the decade to

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Beyond the Tax Intifada: Understanding the Meaning of the Lebanon Protests

After eight days of persistent protests, which brought Lebanon to a standstill, it was about time that the country’s president finally addressed the demonstrators in a televised broadcast. Yesterday, Michel

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The Hard Reality of a Hard Border: Significance of a No-deal Brexit for Northern Ireland

Following the June 2016 referendum, rarely a day has passed when Brexit has not been of central discussion in the news. The referendum was predominately fueled by concerns about immigration,

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