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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From failing to moving forward? – Assessing Europe’s “Hamilton moment”

How does an idea, project, son of a war, And a Schuman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot In Brussels by providence impoverished In squalor, grow up to

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Cash Bail: Americas’ Equity Dilemma

As it stands today, the aggregated penal systems of the United States hold more non-convicted individuals awaiting trial than any other country in the world. According to the Prison Policy Initiative,

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Black Lives Matter: The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery and Anti-Black vigilantism

On May 7 2020, a white former police officer, Gregory McMichael, and his son, Travis McMichael, were arrested in Brunswick, Georgia and charged with murder in the shooting death of

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The Pope and the Catholic Church: Possibility for Change?

What does it mean to be Pope? There are both very short and perplexingly complex answers to this question. The Pope, also known as the Supreme Pontiff or the  Roman

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Soft Power of Stone: Defending the Narrative of the Great Patriotic War

The statue of marshal Ivan Stepanovich Konev on Prague’s International Brigades’ Square has been a source of controversy for several years. Installed in May 1980 to commemorate the 35th anniversary

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All hail Gaia: On COVID-19 and Radical Environmentalism

Among the vast range of bad news concerning COVID-19, occasionally, we find a glimmer of good news. Cities all over the world have clearer water and air, support for healthcare

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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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