Author: Jakob Albrecht
Jakob Albrecht is a first-year International Relations student at the University of Groningen. He grew up in Northern Germany and spent a year in China after high school. Jakob is glad to share interesting perspectives on global politics with you.
1984 Is Now – How China Keeps Track of Its 1.4 Billion Citizens
If you had to award your public behavior a (Dutch) grade: which one would it be? Do you always pay your rent and tuition fees on time, are you involvedRead More
Bellingcat and Social Media: How to Become an Armchair Journalist
This article was inspired by a presentation given by Christiaan Triebert, a former member of this editorial staff, during Clio’s annual conference on Tuesday, May 8th. For decades, investigative journalismRead More
Putin’s Power Politics – Why Putin Will Win This Sunday’s Election. And The One That Follows. And The One After That.
Tomorrow, the people of Russia will cast their votes in the Russian presidential election. Most observers agree that it is not doubtful whether Vladimir Putin will be reelected, but ratherRead More
The Identitarian Movement on the Rise: Understanding Europe’s New Alt-Right
For a long time, white supremacists could be identified relatively easily: a bunch of skinheads, tattooed all over with illegal Nazi symbols, drinking beer and shouting out flat slogans aboutRead More
Plotting Against Democracy: Conspiracy Theories and Their Ramifications on Politics
“Gravity as a theory is false. Objects simply fall.” You can find this answer to the question “What is Gravity?” on the website of the Flat Earth Society. This is,Read More
Dream or Nightmare? – The Real-Life Implications of Artificial Intelligence
They can run faster than Usain Bolt, carry more baggage than human or animal ever could, they don’t need to eat, sleep, drink or breathe, and, most importantly, they aimRead More