Brexit as an Opportunity for Reforms?

Moving Past the Wake-Up Call of Brexit to Start Considering Answers In June 2016 the electorate of the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU. The strategy of the UK government towards the fallout has provided...

The European Narrative: EU & the Media

The state of the media in the European Union is under intense pressure, facing threats such as fake news and physical risk to journalists, according to experts at The Diplomatic Academy Students Initiative Conference...

Islamisation of Europe: Myth or Reality?

Beyond Islamisation; a roadmap for integration of Muslims in Europe The term Islamisation increasingly dominates the media, political campaigns and even daily life in European countries; however, many reject the term and the identification of...

Beyond EU Borders: Accession, Association, Alienation

The great double-bluff between the EU and its neighbourhood The EU’s half-hearted commitment to enlargement has not gone unnoticed in its neighbourhood and a new form of pragmatism has led to a selective application of...

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...

Sommes-nous prêts à surmonter la crise de la mondialisation?

L’année 2017 s’est conclue avec l’espoir général d’un nouveau début. Comme à chaque fin d’année, les discours des chefs d’Etats se font plus ou moins positifs, plus ou moins engagés sur certains aspects. Le...

Ksenia Sobchak: Russian Opposition Maker or Breaker?

Ksenia Sobchak, aka. the Russian Paris Hilton, is now the official opposition candidate in the 2018 Russian presidential elections. Her surprise candidacy raises questions about her glitzy background, shaky legitimacy and shady aims. Is...

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...
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Kim Jong-un’s Game of Thrones

Tensions between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea over the latter’s nuclear programme are now higher than ever after the DPRK’s latest nuclear test in September. The nuclear crisis is...
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R2P: R.I.P.

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at the 2005 World Summit, all signatories of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine were bound to protect citizens against wrongdoings of genocide, ethnic cleansing and crimes against...