From Destroyer to Savior: Unweaving Assad’s Tale

In the seventh year of the war in Syria Bashar al-Assad is still the main figure. His strategies and allies kept him on the...

Democracy, Capitalism, Trade: Building Back Better

The fate of the Pacific may rest on the bonds of the Atlantic. Over the last four years, however, the transatlantic bonds between the...

Super Bowl LIV? Patriots vs. Nationalists

By: Shane O’Callaghan (Guest Writer) As a result of the atrocities committed by the National Socialist Party during World War II, the terms nationalist and...

Kuril Islands Dispute

By: Matthias Penkin (Guest Writer) In November 2018, an attempt to settle the last remaining unresolved dispute of World War II was initiated. The Southern...

Sex, Peace and Liberia

The United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia finally departed this March after a 15-year long peace process, proving that actively including women in conflict...

Duties of a good neighbour? Refugee policies in Jordan

The influx of Syrian refugees has seriously altered the demography of Jordan. As the refugee population continues to grow, pressure mounts on the already...

How International Law was Invented over a Lunch in 1873

Determining the starting point of the discipline of international law has always been subject to controversy in the academic world. The divergent views on...

Who Trumped Whom? Making Sense of the US Midterm Elections

By: Thomas Kögler (Guest Writer) The US midterm elections resulted in a split Congress, with the Democrats taking control of the House and the Republicans...

The Fall of Mosul and the death of a “state”

The Battle for Mosul started on Cctober 16th, two years after the city fell into the hands of the militants providing them with equipment...

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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