Polemics_Austria

Bucking the System – A New Campaign Strategy Changes Austrian Elections

Using an anti-system campaign strategy has defined a new approach to elections across Europe, with the Austrian Freedom Party joining the Austrian People’s Party...

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...

The Never-ending Conflict

By: Raphaela Tiefenbacher (Guest Writer) Why have we forgotten about Ukraine? Is it because the fighting has calmed down? The simple answer is no. Five...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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