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By: Stefan Wolf (Guest Writer) In March 2018, the National People’s Congress, the People’s Republic of China’s parliament, passed changes to China’s constitution. Among the...

Explaining the Results of the Kazakh Elections: Not so Quiet on the Eastern Front?

By: Ildar Daminov (Guest Writer) After the results were announced massive riots broke out in the biggest cities of Kazakhstan. People in the streets claimed that...

Losing a Generation: The Plight of Children in War-torn Yemen

By: Ruben Hirsch (Guest Writer) Nearly one year ago, on August 9, 2018, an airstrike conducted by the Saudi-led military coalition operating in Yemen killed 40...

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,...

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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...

The Challenges of Non-proliferation from the Israeli Perspective

By: Anna Rosa Schlechter (Guest Writer) More than a year ago, on May 8, 2018, the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...

Arab Spring: Will it ever blossom?

By: Ilenia Pappalardo (Staff Writer) Last December, eight years after Bouazizi’s bold gesture, demand for better political and socio-economic conditions sparked a new wave of...

Palestine, Israel and the Rise of Women’s Voices

By: Clara Knäpper Bohman (Guest Writer) In October 2017, thousands of women gathered in the Israeli Negev desert. For two weeks, Arabs, Jews, Christians, and...

Syria’s Civil War: the next battle ahead?

By: Josef Lusser (Guest Writer) The headlines had already declared the war to be in its final stage with President Assad as its brutal victor....

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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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