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Dark and obscure Mordor has almost nothing to do with culturally rich and fascinating Syria. The only common factor is that third parties can...

Resolving to Recognise Agents of Peace: UNSC Resolution 1325

Four principles dictate the revolutionary United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. UNSCR 1325 was based on the following four...

Is Strategic Autonomy Just a Magical Buzzword or a Guiding Concept in the New...

No concept is free from any misunderstanding. The term "strategic autonomy" is not an exception. Placed at the core of the European Union’s foreign...

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...

Jazz, Rivalry and Revolution: The Unfinished Story of Thomas Sankara

A surviving witness described the gunfire from Kalashnikov rifles as rain falling on a tin roof. Within a matter of seconds, Thomas Sankara, Burkina...

Armenia in Transition: The Velvet Revolution

By: Lena Krikorian (Editor-in-Chief) The Republic of Armenia has set a tremendous example for the rest of the world by peacefully ousting a corrupt political...

Terrorism: A Question of Definition?

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the label “terrorist” has been used in almost every conflict to discredit an opponent. From the Chinese...

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....

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...

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...

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