Ksenia Sobchak: Russian Opposition Maker or Breaker?

Ksenia Sobchak, aka. the Russian Paris Hilton, is now the official opposition candidate in the 2018 Russian presidential elections. Her surprise candidacy raises questions...
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R2P: R.I.P.

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at the 2005 World Summit, all signatories of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine were bound to protect...
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Assimilate or Leave

The 450 members of the Ukrainian Parliament decided by majority vote to introduce a new law regarding education policy. As of 2018, this law...
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Crossing Borders: The Role of Fashion in Politics

Over the past few decades, political slogans have found a space in high fashion shows, highlighting issues such as immigration, diversity and feminism. Since...

“Frameworkization” and the Destruction of Academic English

Frameworkization, namely the rise of unreadable academic writing in the social sciences, has contaminated academic language. This occurs through a complex process of mutual...

Campus Inquisitions and Violence from the American Left

The chanting echoed around the Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College – “We are here to shut down this fucking fascist!” – as nearly 250...

The War on Words and the Loss of Substance

Many’s the time one reads about deep trenches within Western societies, but it seems that little has been done to overcome this split. Populism...

Minority Protection or Moral Vaccine – Whom are we protecting, anyway?

In December 2015, ex-Muslim, feminist campaigner Maryam Namazie was heckled and aggressively disrupted by members of Goldsmiths University’s Islamic Society, while giving a talk...

Alons enfants de la dèmocratie!

When Emmanuel Macron triumphed in the May presidential elections in France, his victory became a symbol of a new refusal to the populist radical...

UN Peacekeeping missions are ineffective and do more harm than good”

Elisabeth Puttinger (MAIS I) UN Peacekeeping missions have their flaws and problems, which is a fact that nobody can deny. The organization is weakened by...

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