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...

Don’t ask what You can do for Nature… but what Nature can do...

Environmentalists have tirelessly pointed to the global environmental degradation. Many ecosystems such as wetlands, boreal areas and coral reefs have disappeared due to industrialization, modern infrastructure and agriculture. But at what cost? Payment for...
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Is Human Workforce Destroyed by Machines?

Humans have come a long way since the division of labour and specialisation. However, the 4th industrial revolution and digitalisation of homes are knocking on our front doors and affecting virtually everyone living in...
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Defying Logic

Algorithms have shaped the contemporary public political discourse in a manner we have only witnessed with the invention of printing. Logically operating systems and Social Media enabled us to witness the world unfiltered, and...