The Moral Implications of Economic Sanctions

Economic sanctions are a popular tool to punish a state without using armed forces and risking a military conflict. For this reason, they have been in fashion over the past few decades, and are now once again being used against Russia as a reaction to the war in Ukraine.

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The Olympics: A game where eventually everyone loses

Countries spend billions of euros to host the Olympic Games, for the sake of promoting their country and culture to the world, attracting tourists and for the overarching goal of uniting people through sports. However, the negative externalities of hosting the Games are oftentimes forgotten.

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Cuba’s Rainbow Hotel – game-changer or facade?

On the other side of the world, there is an island surrounded by blue skies and white beaches. A paradise away from the ordinary, a place to connect with nature

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“Allochtoon” or Dutch with a migration background?

The Dutch have a bit of an obsession with ethnic backgrounds. In 1971, they decided to call people with a non-Dutch ethnical background an “allochtoon” (foreigner). Since I have a

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Valentine’s Day and Mental Health: Two Sides to Every Story

It is the 14th of February again. A day in which couples share their affection, buy each other gifts, go out for dinner, and celebrate their love. A day in

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Sports and Politics: Why we Should not Treat Sports as Independent From Politics

“The US should stop politicizing sports, and stop disrupting and undermining the Beijing Winter Olympics.” According to the statement of a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, the United States’ decision to

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Keeping the memory of Anne Frank alive

Lately, it hasn’t taken me much to notice a certain name in the papers, cinemas, and books; Anne Frank. There have been multiple movies made and books written about her

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West Side Story (2021): Beautifully reiterated

Last Tuesday I went to the Forum with my parents, and we watched the remake of the classic West Side Story. For the layman that read this: West Side Story

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Cyclone Ana: a drop in the ocean of Malawi’s challenges

Malawi, a small country in southeast Africa with a lake the size of the Netherlands, has declared a national disaster in areas hit this week by Cyclone Ana. The tropical

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Fireworks from Pyongyang: a Potential New Arms Race

While most of us have not seen fireworks since the beginning of this year, North Korea has decided to keep firing away. Just this month alone, the country under the lead of President Kim Jong-Un, has fired six rockets for practice, the last one landing in the Japanese Sea, just east of the Korean Peninsula.

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