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Kim Jong-un’s Game of Thrones

Tensions between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea over the latter’s nuclear programme are now higher than ever after the...
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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...

Syria: Has the war permanently damaged coexistence?

Age-old sectarian clashes, especially between Sunni and Shiaa Muslims, are often thrust into the forefront of narratives discussing the causes of the war in...
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Phantom Victims: A Migrant Woman’s Route to Neglect

Teresa’s relatives warned her not to take the train to Mexico. It was too dangerous, not worth the risk to mount that violent mammoth...

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...

The West’s Litmus Test: Two years after the Ukrainian Conflict

The last two years have been an undeniable cacophony of mixed political aspirations, serving as a source of horrendous migraine for some, and of...

Park-GONE-Hye: What now?

March 10 will be remembered in South Korea, as the first time that a sitting President was impeached, a decision unanimously upheld by the...

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...

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...

Paradise Lost – The Venezuelan Crisis and the Response of the International Community

Venezuela anguishes in what is being described as the country’s worst economic, social and political crisis to date. A combination of low oil prices,...

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