Xi Jinping: President for Life and its Implications

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...

Who Trumped Whom? Making Sense of the US Midterm Elections

By: Thomas Kögler (Guest Writer) The US midterm elections resulted in a split Congress, with the Democrats taking control of the House and the Republicans...

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...
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Victor Orbán’s political agenda?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been the subject of extensive media coverage lately. What is occasionally labelled as anti-EU rhetoric on the subject...
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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...

Hasta Siempre Comandante: Cuba’s “Secret” Role in African Liberation Struggles

“Cuba is the only country in the world that sent its soldiers to confront the army of apartheid.” With this controversial quote, prominent Cuban...

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...

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...

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...

“A Day Without Us:” Mexican Women Take Action for Gender Equality

Initiatives like the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women in 1993, the Convention of Belém do Pará in 1994, and the Beijing...

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