Identity politics, nationalism, and ethnic identity are salient topics at the moment. But what does it truly mean to be part of an ethnic or national identity, and what...

Hasta Siempre Comandante: Cuba’s “Secret” Role in African Liberation Struggles

“Cuba is the only country in the world that sent its soldiers to confront the army of apartheid.” With this controversial quote, prominent Cuban...

The Post-Abe Japan: On What Legacies is the New Prime Minister Suga Standing?

Kakuei Tanaka, who served as prime minister of Japan in the 1970s, once told Henry Kissinger that “the changes through successive prime ministers… are...

The Uighur Question: Halfway between Domestic Sinicization and Diplomatic Cynicism

Over the past few months, the world has been waking up to horrifying news about China, alleging crimes, and human rights abuses against Muslim...

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International
International

The Origin of Identity: The Case of Taiwan’s Identity Shifts

Identity politics, nationalism, and ethnic identity are salient topics at the moment. But what does it truly mean to be part of an ethnic...

Hasta Siempre Comandante: Cuba’s “Secret” Role in African Liberation Struggles

“Cuba is the only country in the world that sent its soldiers to confront the army of apartheid.” With this controversial quote, prominent Cuban...

The Post-Abe Japan: On What Legacies is the New Prime Minister Suga Standing?

Kakuei Tanaka, who served as prime minister of Japan in the 1970s, once told Henry Kissinger that “the changes through successive prime ministers… are...

Europe
Europe

Armenia’s Old Wound – Will It Ever Heal?

This year, on 27 September, an old wound between Armenia and Azerbaijan was reopened. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, referred to as the Artsakh conflict by...

Folly of a Nation: Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

With the world’s preoccupation with COVID-19 and the subsequent economic and social crises, few people could have been prepared for one of the bloodiest...

German Politics in the Age of COVID-19: Managing an Unstable Advantage

The COVID-19 crisis has reshaped German politics. The effectiveness of Merkel’s measures was a blessing for her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). They...

Economics
Economics

Social Entrepreneurship as an Antidote to Lebanon’s Economic Collapse?

Lebanon’s economy is reeling after an extraordinarily tumultuous year in the Levantine nation’s history. In a country that has been witnessing a revolutionary struggle...

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: An Economic Perspective

While the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh may have been fought militarily, the form the war took was decisively shaped by economics. Namely, because of economics,...

Eurobonds: How They (Un)bond the Euro Area Member States

The idea of a joint debt mechanism emerged once more in the EU, propelled by the same “spendthrift” states and opposed by the same...

Tech & Environment
Tech & Environment

The Revolution Will Be DM’ed to You

The phenomenon known as the “Facebook Revolution” has evolved markedly since the so-called Arab Spring lasting from 2010 to 2012, when anti-government protests across...

A Tale of Two Cities: Response, Resilience, and Recalibration

As COVID-19 transmission occurs through droplets in the air, overcrowded cities mounted a massive problem for governments around the world. Those who could, fled...

Unwrapping Our Plastic Future

Plastic enjoys a critical role in the global economy, rivalled by few other hard materials. Not least since the publication of the Austrian movie...

French & German
French & German

La liberté d’expression et ses limites

Charlie Hebdo, l’assassinat de Samuel Paty – la liberté d’expression a été victime de plusieurs attaques ces dernières années.  La liberté d’expression, droit civique de...

Dollar, Euro und Renminbi: Hin zu einem multipolaren Weltwährungssystem?

Der US-Dollar ist nach wie vor die weltweit bedeutendste Leitwährung – und wird es vorerst auch bleiben. Jedoch ist die seit dem Ende des...

Rote und Schwarze Reichshälften

Das österreichische Lagerdenken nimmt ab; mitunter auch, weil die Sozialdemokratie nicht mehr mithalten kann. Wenn im November in den USA über das Präsidentenamt abgestimmt wird,...

Opinion
Opinion

Is Cancel Culture the New Damnatio Memoriae?

Cancel Culture. Ethical censure. Although these are considered manifestations of our modern world, they date back as legal sanctions to Ancient Rome, where rulers...

The Power of Political Rhetoric

The 45th President of the United States has spent the last four years in office promoting the rhetoric that has invalidated educated communication. The...

Don’t Fall Victim to the Ken Bone Phenomenon

Recently the New Yorker published a documentary on the almost-forgotten Ken Bone. In it, both Mr. Bone and the public come to terms with...