Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Integration: A Realistic or an Idealistic Aspiration?

The seventieth anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization marked a groundbreaking moment in the history of the security alliance. Facing criticism, questioning the...
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Russian War Games Spark Fear in the West

Zapad 2017 (“The West 2017”) represented the biggest Russian-led military exercise since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, and has raised concerns among military...

Media Pluralism and Media Freedom Under Threat in Hungary?

Enshrined in the European Charter on Fundamental Rights and in the European Convention of Human Rights, media freedom and media pluralism are inadmissible elements...

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...

Turkish Drone Diplomacy: From Ethiopian Highlands to Ukrainian Trenches

Despite being affected by a chronic economic crisis, Ankara has tremendously increased its investments to support a burgeoning domestic arms industry. This development has...

Secessionist Tendencies in Bosnia – The Beginning of the End for the Bosnian Entities?

At a party conference in 2015 the President of the tiny Republika Srpska (RS) announced a referendum on the independence of this Bosnian entity....

Fortress Europe: Exporting an inhumane border regime

Despite a globalized world that seems to be growing ever smaller and increasingly interconnected, more and more borders are being constructed and fortified. What...

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...

Democratic Values? France’s Double Standards in the Ivorian Political Crisis

Unconstitutionally extending presidential terms is a common practice in African politics. Between 1995 and 2015, twenty-three heads of states reached their term limits and...

Rerouting to Europe

By: Julia Hütter (Guest Writer) The western Mediterranean sea route, which begins in Morocco and leads migrants on their perilous journey to Spain, has recently...

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