Timmermans, will you save the wolves?

It was an important night. Theresa May had gone off to Brussels once again to negotiate an extension of the Article 50 procedure. Instead of being in Brussels, the first

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“Just Fall – That is All” – Or is it? Sudan’s Road to Political Transition, and an Uneasy Path Ahead

Since December 2018, amid proliferating demonstrations against the 30-year reign of Omar Al Bashir, the streets of Sudanese cities have been teeming with Arabic-language banners reading “Freedom, peace and justice,”

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How the Balkans are slowly going Green

Perhaps it is his otherwise unremarkable apparel which makes him stand out between the white shirts and black suits which are ubiquitous on the Amsterdam ​Zuidas​. Arjan Visser has only

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What do we know about AKK’s Europe?

Annegret-Kramp Karrenbauer, or AKK for short, is likely to soon become Europe’s most important leader. She will be running as Spitzenkandidate for the Christian Democratic Party (CDU), succeeding Angela Merkel,

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Can we enjoy the work of morally tainted artists?

It is true that art has strong ties to the political world. In many ways, it has served a variety of political purposes such as representing political injustice, building political

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March for Rights: A reflection on the closing of the Gender Pay Gap

This year’s International Women’s Day has witnessed protests and celebrations across the globe to highlight a range of remarkable stories and achievements. Every year, gender related issues, such as pay

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Tibet’s Tragedy – The Extinction of the Dalai Lama

You can lock up or enslave a person, but the human hunger for freedom will not be suppressed – Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama Sixty years ago on March 10th,

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Sabarimala Controversy: Paving the Way for Feminism in India?

In Kerala, Southern India, history was created just as two women entered the Hindu temple of Sabarimala, smashing the longstanding practice of barring women from entering the sacred place of

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A Cursed Blessing: The Defining Role of Geography in Russian Foreign Policy

A train on the Trans-Siberian Railway departs Moscow, exchanging the sprawling metropolis for woodlands. It snakes through the mighty Urals, cuts across the endless Siberian steppe and winds past Lake

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Africa – The Most Powerful Player in a New Scramble

In December 2018, US national security advisor John Bolton unveiled the United States’ new Africa policy: the “Prosper Africa” strategy. Although vague in means, its goal was all too clear.

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