Concerning Bombings of Hospitals

When I heard the breaking news about a bombing of a hospital in Kunduz yesterday, I immediately thought of a suicide bombing, of an “act of terror” how it is

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Turkey: A Brief Analysis

What is going on in Turkey? I mean, what is actually going on? Our newspapers have been filled with stories of specific events: fragmented but somehow related. Yet, a holistic

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Combating Driving Under Influence

The Effectiveness of Legislative Measures Deployed in the Netherlands and Lithuania Hazardous consumption of alcoholic beverages contributes significantly to health complications and causes a range of social issues, such as

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No More Singing Protest

I had the pleasure of watching the documentary Searching for Sugar Man last week. A movie that focuses on the life of the biggest rock icon America has never had. Despite a

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Defining oneself with the perpetual presence in social networks – ICT and human rights

  Dave Eggers’ “The Circle” touches upon our very developments in online communication, the obsession with social network feedback and digital transparency. The protagonists implicitly raise questions of the relationship

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Politics in the Palmetto State

  An Analysis of the American Presidential Primaries in South Carolina Laura Groenendaal   Donald Trump is constantly on television, Hillary Clinton launched her campaign and the debates have started:

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Fighter for Humanity

There is an endless war in the Middle East. Soldiers, whether paid or not, professionally trained or freedom fighters, are risking their lives on the bloody battlefield to fight the

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G’day from Australia: Let’s start at the beginning

Did you know…. Australia is as wide as the distance between London and Moscow? more than 85% of Australians live within 50km of the coast? Australia was the second country

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Realist Theory in Game of Thrones

The popularity of TV series about (fictional) political worlds is thriving. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by IR scholars. The acclaimed IR journal Foreign Affairs has published analyzations of the political

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The Danger of a single story

Summer break is over but let’s hope nice weather will stay with us for some more days. Students float into Groningen again. Some of them for the first time, scurrying

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