Beyond Europe: Brexit’s shadow over the Caribbean

By: Ramsey Alrae (Guest Writer) With less than six months remaining until the deadline for a Brexit  deal, the EU is bracing itself for the...

The Uzbek Thaw

The death of Islam Karimov in September 2016 brought his 27-year stint as Uzbekistan’s leader to a rather abrupt conclusion. Karimov took office as...

One Year of Moonshine: Bringing Hope in a Turbulent Era

The president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, has been instrumental in facilitating what may become a great step forward towards détente on the Korean...

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...

Drone Wars: To What End?

The American post 9/11 strategy has seen an increase in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a means of a more efficient...

Swallowing the Pill: What to Do with North Korea?

In his annual New Year’s address, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered an olive branch to South Korea, suggesting negotiations on the participation of...

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres: A Year in Review

His popularity in previous roles as Prime Minister of Portugal and High Commissioner of the UNHCR generated high expectations for António Guterres’ appointment as...
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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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