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...

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....

Profession or Oppression? The Rekindling of the Prostitution Policy Debate

By: Sofia Hörder (Guest Writer) Prostitution is legal, liberalised and regulated in many European countries, including the Netherlands. Sweden, Norway, France and Ireland have, however,...

A Deal with the Devil? Sweden’s Political Crisis

By: Gustav Pedersen (Guest Writer) Following the Swedish general election in September 2018, the country was thrown into a long political and governmental crisis, lasting...

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...

Brexit Two Years On: Uncertainty in London, an Opportunity for the Western Balkans?

On June 23, 2016, European politics were shaken to the core by the United Kingdom’s decision to exit the European Union. Two years later,...

Ukrainian Elections 2019: The Voices of the People

By: Matthias Maxim Penkin (Guest Writer) After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, for a long time the Western world has only been interested...

The Female Tide of Russian Conservatism

A century ago, after revolutions which toppled the Tsar, Russia became one of the first countries to grant women the right to vote. International...

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...

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