Author: Hessel Meinderts
Hessel is a second year's IRIO student at the University of Groningen. He aims to give attention to those stories that are not covered in the every day news and build seemingly invisible bridges between different developments, while at the same time incorporating his personal life into the articles he makes.
The Pacifying Flows of Virtual Water
In 1995, Ismail Serageldin, vice-president of the World Bank remarked that “if the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be foughtRead More
Hezbollah’s Footprints in Latin America – How the Wars on Drugs and Terror Coincide
The Tri-Border Area (TBA) of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina is the breeding ground of a peculiar partnership, which intertwines two of the most complex conflicts of this century: the warsRead More
The Beastly Component of Conflict: How War Endangers Species
New Year’s: it is the time of excessive drinking, an overdose of oliebollen and rants by cat ladies about the bombshells and fireworks their most beloved pets must endure. WhileRead More
And the Twelve Points Go to… Amsterdam!
For over sixty years the Eurovision Song Contest has brought Europe together for an extravagant celebration of its cultural diversity and shared identity. It remains the most watched television broadcastingRead More
Hurricanes Are Having Their Period
Katrina, Wilma, Irma and Sandy, the list goes on and on… No, these are not the latest victims of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein. On the contrary, these women themselvesRead More