The Never-ending Conflict

Why have we forgotten about Ukraine? Is it because the fighting has calmed down? The simple answer is no. Five years after the fall of President Yanukovich, conflict in Ukraine still rages, with 10,000...

Eritrea and Ethiopia’s Long Road to Peace: the Role of Diplomacy!

On June 5, 2018, Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), declared that it would accept the terms of a 2002 peace agreement with neighbouring Eritrea. In light of the long and...

Euro-Islam – the Change We Need

Islam has established roots and become visible across Europe to the extent that it is no longer possible to talk of “Islam in Europe.” Instead, a “Euro-Islam” should be considered. However, stereotypes and prejudices...

Syria’s Civil War: the next battle ahead?

The headlines had already declared the war to be in its final stage with President Assad as its brutal victor. Indeed, since Russia launched its decisive intervention on behalf of the regime in September...

Identités déplacées: le débat autour de la restitution d’objets culturels africains en Europe se...

En décembre 2018, le président de la République Française Emmanuel Macron a promis, lors de son discours à l’université de Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), le retour d’objets artistiques africains mal acquis au cours de l’histoire...

Kuril Islands Dispute

In November 2018, an attempt to settle the last remaining unresolved dispute of World War II was initiated. The Southern Kuril Islands (as they are known in Russia) or the Northern Territories (in Japan)...

Armenia in Transition: The Velvet Revolution

The Republic of Armenia has set a tremendous example for the rest of the world by peacefully ousting a corrupt political regime in the spring of 2018. Last year, it was deemed the ‘country...

Endgame for King Bibi?

If Likud, the party he chairs, gains the majority of the Knesset’s 120 seats, Netanyahu will be tasked with forming his fifth government. Having served as prime minister for the past 12 years, he...

Head Bites Tail?

On March 31, Ukraine will hold its first presidential elections since 2014, the year in which the Maidan revolution plunged the country into years of violent conflict. The result of these elections might be...

„Our goal is to ensure that children can go to school in the first...

Interview with Jürgen Feldmann Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Berlin, 7.9.2018 After 25 years of conflict, Somalia no longer has a functioning school system. In the camps of Mogadishu, not even one in ten children receives formal education....