Lebanon’s Forgotten Refugees

With international attention focused on the plight of Syria’s refugees, the misery of another displaced group who constitute the world’s oldest refugee population hardly makes headlines. But the nearly half a million Palestinian refugees...

Who Trumped Whom? Making Sense of the US Midterm Elections

The US midterm elections resulted in a split Congress, with the Democrats taking control of the House and the Republicans defending the Senate. Despite calls for bipartisanship from both sides , experts agree that...

Girls’ Educational Challenge in Rural Vietnam

-The Case of Lao Cai Province, Vietnam- This December, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is turning 70. Although it holds the Guinness World Record as the most translated document, a lack of fundamental human...

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...

OPEC: Does the Future Look Greener?

Two years after the “Declaration of Cooperation” was signed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in December 2016, the future of the oil market has never looked more uncertain. The historic...

Power Shifts after Britain’s Drift

With Brexit looming around the corner, France and Germany will soon be left with the responsibility of filling the power vacuum left by the U.K.’s departure, creating a significant power shift within the political...