The origin of the EU’s migration problem – or how Europe learned to stop worrying and forget solidarity

Yesterday, the interior ministers of the EU were meeting in Zagreb to yet again negotiate about a common policy on the distribution of migrants. The stakes could not be higher

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America’s Man of Steel: Andrew Carnegie’s Life of Wealth & Legacy of Peace

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – a Scottish-born American industrialist who is among the wealthiest persons to have ever lived – is widely regarded as the father of modern philanthropy. After growing

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Preserving Power, for Life: Making Sense of the Russian Government’s Resignation

In his annual address to Russia’s Federal Assembly this Wednesday, President Putin made a surprising, yet not unexpected claim. Alongside reporting on the state of Russia’s overall political situation and

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#MeToo: How one tweet shook up the world

“If you have been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” This is the tweet Alyssa Milano, actress and activist, posted on the 15th

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US-Iranian Relations: A View on the Aftermath of the Soleimani Strike

With the disconcerting assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani on the third day of the new year, the aspiration of a more stable Middle East for the decade to

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The Gambia v Myanmar: The Case of the Decade & the Plight of the Rohingya

On 10 December 2019, a strikingly paradoxical scene unfolded in The Hague, as Nobel Peace Prize laureate and revered human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the International

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A Unique Conservative-Green Coalition in Austria: An Example for Others?

Something exceptional has happened in Austrian politics: the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz has formed a coalition with the Green party. This is the result of negotiations

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A Decade of Disappointment: MENA’s Arab Winter Likely to Persist Well into the 2020s

Predicting the future of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a herculean task. The area’s heterogeneity, often underestimated by generalisations that the term ‘Arab World’ evokes, is

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Christmas Chaos: French Strikes Continue During the Holidays

People all over Europe are now traveling far and wide to get home to their families in time for the holidays. However, regardless of whether every step is carefully planned

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: How a New Act creates a right to discriminate

In the United States on December 6th, the Fairness For All Act was introduced in the House of Representatives. The Act is sponsored by the representative of Utah, Chris Stewart.

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