The Janus of Nationalism: Croatia’s Hero Problems

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has stuffed more gunpowder into the barrel. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) reached the end of its mandate at the close of 2017....

Gesang und Tanz an der gefährlichsten Grenze der Welt

Was sich täglich zu Sonnenuntergang am Grenzübergang zwischen Indien und Pakistan abspielt, ähnelt auf den ersten Blick eher einem Volksfest als der Manifestation militärischer Stärke zweier Erzfeinde. Die Sitzreihen sind prallgefüllt mit Touristen, Schulklassen...

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres: A Year in Review

His popularity in previous roles as Prime Minister of Portugal and High Commissioner of the UNHCR generated high expectations for António Guterres’ appointment as UN Secretary-General in January 2017. One year later, celebrated commentators...

The Church of Contradictions: a Review of Pope Francis’ Five Year Tenure

This March marks five years since Pope Francis’ 2013 election, inheriting what the Washington Post called an “office demystified by scandal.” The Catholic Church’s response to a surge in allegations of clerical child abuse...

Camp Century: The Cold War’s thawing legacy

In the 1960s, locked in a power game with the East, the United States sought to assert its power against the Eastern Bloc. Thus, the decision was made to build a military base beneath...

The U.S. Monopoly over the World Bank Must Cease!

By: Michael Asiedu (Staff Writer) On April 5, 2019, David R. Malpass was approved by the executive directors of the World Bank to be the World Bank President. Malpass was a...

Die Sehnsucht nach Kultur: Zwischen dem Untergang des Abendlandes und Kunstschatzi

By: Josef Lusser (Guest Writer) Das Kunsthistorische Museum in Wien: Es ist früher Abend und das ehrwürdige Haus am Ring ist stark besucht. Überall stehen gutaussehende und noch besser gekleidete Menschen...

From Sensing to Preventing: Satellite Remote Sensing for Water Disaster Management

By: Jaewan Son (Guest Writer) In recent years, water-related disasters have occurred more frequently as a result of climate change and urbanisation. For example, according to a 2015 report from the...

Golden Opportunities? The Socio-economic Footprint of Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining

By: Brigitte Simone Gerstmann (Guest Writer) As an international endeavour to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic mercury emissions, the Minamata Convention was signed on October 10, 2013 in Kumamoto,...

Black Gold Mine

By: Gulshan Bashirova (Guest Writer) The Caspian Sea is shared by the Transcaucasian and Central Asian countries Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Iran and Turkmenistan. The biggest oil and gas fields are Tengiz, Karachaganak and...

Explaining the Results of the Kazakh Elections: Not so Quiet on the Eastern Front?

By: Ildar Daminov (Guest Writer) After the results were announced massive riots broke out in the biggest cities of Kazakhstan. People in the streets claimed that they had no real choice. Most...

Losing a Generation: The Plight of Children in War-torn Yemen

By: Ruben Hirsch (Guest Writer) Nearly one year ago, on August 9, 2018, an airstrike conducted by the Saudi-led military coalition operating in Yemen killed 40 children and injured 56. A laser-guided...

YPJ: Female Freedom Fighters on the Front Lines

By: Sebastian Egger (Guest Writer) At the end of a long and brutal war, there is now a degree of stability in the region. Moreover, after having participated in the war...

Super Bowl LIV? Patriots vs. Nationalists

By: Shane O’Callaghan (Guest Writer) As a result of the atrocities committed by the National Socialist Party during World War II, the terms nationalist and nationalism gained a baleful connotation. Consequently,...

The Challenges of Non-proliferation from the Israeli Perspective

By: Anna Rosa Schlechter (Guest Writer) More than a year ago, on May 8, 2018, the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Israel warmly welcomed the Washington’s...