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...

Why Rationality Compels Us to Rethink Immigration

The topic of migration is one of the most hotly contended of our time.  Since the summer of 2015, not a day has passed where the topic was not obsessively discussed by politicians and...

A New EU-Africa Trade Pact: A Partnership of Equals?

In his most recent State of the Union speech, European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker outlined the details of a new EU-Africa trade pact that would form part of a  “partnership of equals.” Describing...

The Times They Are a-Changin’?

One need not be a very dedicated observer of politics to feel that the world is currently undergoing a considerable change. Both in the realm of the domestic and the international, politics has become...

Nachbarschaftsprobleme: Mangel an politischem Interesse im Raum des ehemaligen Jugoslawiens

Trotz gemeinsamer Geschichte und Sprachen gibt es keinen Willen für Dialog und Zusammenarbeit Innerhalb der Balkanländer sorgten einige führende Politiker der Staaten, die nach dem Zerfall Jugoslawiens entstanden sind, mit ihren Aussagen in letzter Zeit...

MAYOTTE : être française, ou ne pas être ?

De tous les territoires qui composent la République française, aucun n’est peut-être aussi méconnu et fascinant par son histoire que Mayotte. Après un long combat en 2010, cet archipel de l’Océan Indien est finalement...

Haiti’s Deadly Pandemic: Nine Years After the Mysterious Cholera Outbreak

As of late October, the number of cholera cases in Haiti dropped from more than 13,600 reported cases to  3,400 in the span of one year, with many celebrating the success of eradicating this...

Beyond Europe: Brexit’s shadow over the Caribbean

With less than six months remaining until the deadline for a Brexit  deal, the EU is bracing itself for the departure of its only English-speaking member state. Seven thousand kilometers away, tremors from the...

A Magnificent Tribute to Peace

When President Trump entered office, he planned to broker “the ultimate deal” between Israel and Palestine, promising to bring new life into the peace process. Less than a year into his term, Trump has...

The Road to Stability in Syria

In the 21st century’s deadliest war, there seems to be hope of resolution. The solution may not satisfy the desires of the international community, but it just might stop the slaughter of Syrians. As...

Georgien-Russland Konflikt: Alte Wunden, neues Blutvergießen

Panik, fliehende Menschen, brennende Häuser, brennende Städte. Am 7. August 2008 blickte die ganze Welt in den Kaukasus, wo ein neuntägiger Krieg zwischen Russland und Georgien herrschte. Damals war die Aufmerksamkeit aller Länder und...