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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#MeToo: How one tweet shook up the world

“If you have been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” This is the tweet Alyssa Milano, actress and activist, posted on the 15th

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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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A Unique Conservative-Green Coalition in Austria: An Example for Others?

Something exceptional has happened in Austrian politics: the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz has formed a coalition with the Green party. This is the result of negotiations

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A Decade of Disappointment: MENA’s Arab Winter Likely to Persist Well into the 2020s

Predicting the future of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a herculean task. The area’s heterogeneity, often underestimated by generalisations that the term ‘Arab World’ evokes, is

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Christmas Chaos: French Strikes Continue During the Holidays

People all over Europe are now traveling far and wide to get home to their families in time for the holidays. However, regardless of whether every step is carefully planned

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: How a New Act creates a right to discriminate

In the United States on December 6th, the Fairness For All Act was introduced in the House of Representatives. The Act is sponsored by the representative of Utah, Chris Stewart.

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Europe’s ‘Man on the Moon’ Moment: The Green Deal

Tackling climate change has been an incredibly complex and controversial topic of discussion within the EU during the past few years. Earlier this year in June, the European Council tried

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Raising Stakes in a Losing Game: The Reprehensible Revival of Weapons of Mass Destruction

When trying to identify the most pressing threats to peace, it may seem tempting to look at novel scientific and technological developments, such as the weaponization of increasingly autonomous technologies

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The Zainichi Koreans: The Complex Intricacies of Cultural Survival Beyond One’s ‘Home’

To most of us, I would assume, the 22nd of August of 1910 may not evoke any particular sense of connection or account of history, merely appearing as any other

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