Trouble at the Border: How Lukashenko uses Migrants as a Weapon

Internal division and rise of populism marked the migrant crisis in Europe six years ago and the aftereffects are still felt today. In the Mediterranean region, boats full of desperate

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Gabby Petito – How a missing person’s case leads to a bigger discussion on racial discrimination

The first online article of this year talks about the disappearance of Gabby Petito. Her tragic case received a lot of media attention and efforts by law enforcement, but also sparked discussions on racial discrimination: why were similar disappearances of people of colour not taken as serious as the case of Gabby Petito?

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From one coup to the next – the arrest of the Malian president

A country with a very tumultuous past is Mali. This West African country has a history of colonisation, wars and terrorism. This week, after a relatively calm period, the commotion

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Dancing to Lukashenko’s Fiddle – The arrest of Roman Protasevic

Last Sunday, a Ryanair passenger jet was forced to the ground in Belarus as a result of a suspected explosive, some argue following the command of President Lukashenko himself. The

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From genocide to military dictatorship: what is happening in Myanmar?

Myanmar, or Burma as many people might remember it, is a country that has been growing through many changes since the 20th century. Not only the name has changed, but

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Cultural Genocide on Uighurs in China

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey Garvey’s quote illustrates the importance of culture preservation of

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Spraying down protests: the dangers of the use of teargas

Already in lockdown, the additional measure of a curfew was the worst nightmare for many. When it was eventually established, it was no surprise that riots sprouted. Several methods were

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Nord Stream 2: Controversy, Bluff and Serious Considerations

A vision, a major construction work, and sanctions – Nord Stream 2 in three words. Estimated to be operational by early 2020, the pipeline remains incomplete due to increasing tensions

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Suspected Cyberattacks by Russia put US Government Departs on Edge

Every now and then and just recently again, the US has been plagued by one of its worst ever experienced cyberattacks. Ever since the internet has been running and the

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How Airbnb supports the violation of human rights

In 2018, the well-known rent company Airbnb promised not to rent accommodations in illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory any more. However, in April this year it withdrew this promise

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