• Climate change: the tyranny of today over tomorrow

    On 1 June 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, struck at the heart of humankind by withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. Per his argument, the Accord was “unfair at the highest level to the United States” and will inflict a “major economic...
  • Preserving the peace in Macedonia

    On 27th April 2017, around 200 Macedonian protesters broke through a police cordon and rushed into the parliament, using violence against the Members of the Parliament in dissatisfaction with the election of Talat Xhaferi, an ethnic Albanian, as speaker of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia. Among the...
  • Power, security, and due process

    Other than marking the commencement of his 4-year term, the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States signaled changes to the United States’ criminal justice response to terrorism, emphasizing security, and not due process. The nascence of Trump’s contentious politics intervenes in logics with...
  • 6 years of suffering

    As diplomacy is stalled, the humanitarian needs are huge. The death toll is approaching 500,000. 13.5 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, 5.7 million are facing acute needs due to multiple risks to which they are exposed. Furthermore, half of the Syrian population has been...
  • Have we forgotten about Eastern Ukraine?

    At the Minsk Summit, on the 11th of February 2015, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France agreed to an immediate and full ceasefire in the Ukrainian districts of Donetsk and Luhansk and its fulfillment as of midnight, on the 15th of February 2015. A complete pull-out of...
  • Against enemy culture

    When I met Maria Hadjipavlou – a pioneering activist and well-known expert on conflict resolution and gender issues – one Wednesday around the end of February, we met in the buffer zone and the negotiations between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots just had been stalled – again. I had...
  • Jaded

    The failure to effectively regulate the extraction of a country’s natural resources is a policy problem which has ignited and fueled numerous conflicts throughout history. To this day, failure of effective governance remains a major source of human rights abuses and environmental degradation. From Sierra Leone’s blood diamonds to...
  • Is there hope for Afghanistan?

    Is there hope for Afghanistan? This is a question that has been asked innumerable times in the past 40 years: during Afghanistan’s war with the Soviet Union in the 1980s, during the Civil War from 1996 to 2001, during the NATO intervention, and more recently, with the increasing aggravation...
  • My reading against Trump

    Following Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, George Orwell’s classic 1984 has skyrocketed to the top of many best-seller lists. The theory and fiction included in this reading list may shed some light on how the U.S. arrived at this point, how we can understand the divisive state of US...
  • Rules of war

    On the 23rd of January 2017, the Iraqi Security forces entered the last neighborhood in the eastern part of Mosul, approaching the end of the almost 3-month long battle against Daesh for clearing the eastern half of the city. At the moment, the Iraqi security forces are preparing to...
  • The grey story of the White Helmets

    Through a series of personal interviews and war footage that captures the response of selfless volunteers to rescue victims of daily bombings and attacks in Syria, The White Helmets (2016) inspires hope for humanity and aims to expose the dire need for humanitarian intervention. This 40-minute Netflix Original documentary,...
  • Meet the Afghan women challenging media dominance

    Afghanistan has been on the public eye for decades for the worst reasons. Widely considered to be one of the most dangerous countries to be a woman, the threat of the Taliban is now growing again, threatening the already precarious stability of the country. How many of us are...
  • The winner takes it all?

    Spain is home to an abundance of mind-blowing corruption cases. Consider, for example, the decade-long exchange of favors among wealthy businessman Francisco Correa and members of the ruling right-wing People’s Party. After a whistleblower’s evidence suggested that a certain group of companies had been receiving preferential treatment in the...
  • Know your enemy

    “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every...
  • Cuba: the untold story

    A dictator who committed numerous human rights violations, or a hero for his country and the figurehead for social justice and armed struggles across the developing world. Between the Cubans who celebrated the death of a dictator and those who mourned a hero, the question is what will History...
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