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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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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