Secessionist Tendencies in Bosnia – The Beginning of the End for the Bosnian Entities?

At a party conference in 2015 the President of the tiny Republika Srpska (RS) announced a referendum on the independence of this Bosnian entity. Scheduled for 2018, the referendum has the potential of again...
Polemics The Past, the present

The Past, the Present, the Unknown

written by Joseph Trey Meeks “If you don’t like it, you can get out!” she said with a fierce passion that caught me off-guard. She was a neighbor and our families had been friends for years. We...

The Fall of Mosul and the death of a “state”

The Battle for Mosul started on Cctober 16th, two years after the city fell into the hands of the militants providing them with equipment and manpower to prolong the war. With the complete encirclement...

An Endless Emergency

Paris is always Paris. The narrow cobblestone streets, crowded clubs, beautiful museums and baguettes all matched my expectations. Until the first group of soldiers passed. It is unnerving - those somber faces and FAMAS...

Trump: Champion of Climate Change Policy

Donald Trump’s campaign claims that climate change is just another political ruse, spooked many environmentalists awaiting the new president’s climate policy with a distrustful eye. Though tempting to add an environmental apocalypse into a...

No Man’s Land in The Balkans – The Liberland Case

On April 13, 2015,  the world’s newest micronation, the Free Republic of Liberland, was born on a 7 square-kilometre parcel of uninhabited swamp. Situated in the Balkans between Serbia and Croatia, Liberland was founded by...

Unfrozen Armenia?

In April 2016, the tensions on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan fuelled an outbreak of violence which left more than 200 people dead. The unexpected revival of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict led to great insecurity...

“The ones who suffer the most in the Syrian War are Women!”

  Majdoleen Hassan is a Syrian lawyer and Human Rights activist. She is part of the Women’s advisory Board to the UN Envoy for Syria. Being arrested twice, she had to leave Syria in 2015...

London Falling?

  As talks of a ‘hard’ Brexit are becoming louder, the City of London is fearing for its status as Europe’s leading financial centre. The prospect of Britain leaving the EU’s single market threatens the...

A Future in Standby for Brazil

In 1941, Stephan Zweig, a prominent Austrian writer of the 20th century, wrote extensively about the “Country of the Future”. He referred himself to Brazil, the nation he chose to go to in 1941. More...