Springtime in the Mashriq

The self-immolation of a street vendor in Tunisia on December 17, 2010 sparked one of the most monumental and promising democracy movements in the...

Vienna Migration Conference Report

Migration is about people. The ICMPD’s motto was boldly displayed all over the venue, the beautiful Hofburg Palace, ready to welcome international dignitaries, politicians...

Haiti’s Deadly Pandemic: Nine Years After the Mysterious Cholera Outbreak

As of late October, the number of cholera cases in Haiti dropped from more than 13,600 reported cases to  3,400 in the span of...

The Post-Abe Japan: On What Legacies is the New Prime Minister Suga Standing?

Kakuei Tanaka, who served as prime minister of Japan in the 1970s, once told Henry Kissinger that “the changes through successive prime ministers… are...

Russia-China Pipeline deal, political or economic move?

In the constant struggles that are the geopolitics of oil, revolutionary changes are on the horizon. Russia’s dominance of the natural gas market since...

YPJ: Female Freedom Fighters on the Front Lines

By: Sebastian Egger (Guest Writer) At the end of a long and brutal war, there is now a degree of stability in the region. Moreover,...

Victims of History: The Power of the Victim Narrative as Part of East Asian...

Nationalism is at least as much about emotions as it is about territorial boundaries. Often, the feeling of pain and humiliation from the collective...
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Recent Abe Victory Shakes Pacifist Japan

Following Shinzo Abe´s remarkable election result, commentators have speculated about his renewed zeal for constitutional revision; namely the amendment of Article 9 to grant...

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...

Unfrozen Armenia?

In April 2016, the tensions on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan fuelled an outbreak of violence which left more than 200 people dead....

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