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On the 14th and 15th of May 2017, Beijing will host an international summit that will gather leaders of 28 countries from Asia, Europe and Africa. The topic of this summit is China’s latest economic diplomacy strategy dubbed ‘The New Silk Road.’ The Silk Road was a network of merchant routes linking China with Center… » read more

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On April 16, the Turkish people voted in a constitutional referendum deciding whether to broaden the Presidential office’s influence at the expense of the parliament, further undermining the fragile Turkish parliamentary democracy and pushing it further towards authoritarianism. Erdogan’s razor-thin victory of (51,3%), allowed for the realization of his long-time effort to redefine his position… » read more

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The drills are pumping, the oil is flowing, and hundreds of thousands of laborers are swarming around, proudly putting their hands to work, each one representing a perfectly fitting clog in the machine called the United States of America. Nobody is worried about the millions of metric tons of CO2 this activity is generating or… » read more

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On March 6th, the joint meeting of foreign affairs and defence ministers came to an agreement on a Military Planning and Conduct Capability which will coordinate three training missions in Somalia, Mali and the DRC. These three missions are quite small and mostly serve as a test phase for the new institution. Next year, the… » read more

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In a recent interview with Hospodarske Noviny, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said that he is open to cooperation between the Social Democrats (CSSD) and the Communists (KSCM) on government level. Up until now, this has been hindered by the so-called Bohumin resolution of 1995. The resolution was put in place to ensure that the… » read more

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Earlier in February, a black Frenchman, only identified as Théo, became a victim of sexual assault by the French police. The incident sparked a series of protests, which certainly did not go unnoticed by the French media. It has, however, become clear that the media coverage both in France and across Europe centered on a… » read more

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Debunking the right-wing myths about Sweden Ever since Donald Trump mentioned a non-existent incident in Sweden, alluding to the country’s alleged troubles caused by influx of Muslim migrants, Sweden has been the focus of international media attention. However, even before Trump, Sweden was often described as a symbol of the failures of immigration by the… » read more

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  My previous blog ”In Search of a New Political Culture” focused on the increasingly toxic political culture of dismantling the legacy of predecessors at all costs rather than fostering a culture of cooperation, and the consequences hereof. To sum it up, if our democracies only revolve around 4 to 8 year vicious election cycles… » read more

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2016 was a year that sent shockwaves through the Western world. Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Britain voted to leave the European Union. All amidst a backdrop of terrorist attacks across Europe. 2017 could very well provide new shocks, with elections coming up in the Czech Republic, Germany, France and the… » read more

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