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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The Coronavirus Lockdown: Why Social Distancing is a Crucial Aspect to Combat the Coronavirus Outbreak.

On the 12th of March, the World Health Organization (WHO) reclassified the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease as a pandemic. Since then, multiple European countries have been placed on lockdown

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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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The EU’s white paper on Artificial Intelligence: Pushing for progress while keeping Pandora’s box locked?

Over the last couple of days, several high ranking Silicon Valley executives — including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — paid visits to Brussels. In the build-up to this week’s announcement,

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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 Right to Water: A Disregarded Imperative in Trump’s Israel-Palestine Peace Plan

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has persisted for over seven decades. It has outlasted the diplomatic and military efforts of fifteen previous US-Presidents, and determining from the latest developments, seems unlikely to

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Trump’s Acquittal: The End of a Story or The Beginning of a New Chapter?

Donald Trump has been cleared by senators after his impeachment trial. This marks the end of only the third presidential trial in American history. However, this does not mean the

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Coronavirus: More Prepared than Panic-Stricken

Recent news has been full of developments of the coronavirus, whether that be new policies by the Chinese government to contain it or the spread of cases found in other

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