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This article first appeared in JASON Magazine 44-1: Strategy By Willemijn Bertels In today’s world, one may open any newspaper and find an item related to terrorism, be it on the front page or in the short foreign news section. Around the globe, terrorists have been successful...

By Ruben Tavenier Although the origins of the current Venezuelan crisis can be traced back to the policies of former president Chavez, the situation steadily deteriorated after Maduro took office in 2013. The severe economic crisis escalated into a humanitarian crisis, causing millions of Venezuelans to...

By Matthijs Olde On the 5th of May, the Netherlands celebrates its liberation of Nazi occupation in 1945. Ever since the Second World War, western countries have known 70 years of peace. Instrumental to this has been the institutionalisation of global multilateral institutions, such as NATO....

The flexing foreign policy and military muscles of the United Arab Emirates By Emanuel Skoog Over the past decade, the small Gulf Arab country of the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) has taken on an increasingly prominent position, playing vital roles in several dramatic regional developments ranging...

By Stijn Gabriël In November 2009, a burned-out Boeing 727 was found in the desert of Northern Mali. It had departed from Venezuela and carried vast amounts of cocaine, before it was set on fire by the traffickers to eradicate the evidence. This marked a profound...

By Dominique Deinum The war that ravaged Syria seems to be nearing its end. Due in large part to the Russian intervention on behalf of the regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian regime seems to have escaped being overthrown, and has been able to reassert its...

By Sander Mulder On June 23rd, 2016, 55,8% of the Northern Irish population voted in favour of remaining within the European Union. However, the discussion about the border with Ireland has become one of the most controversial elements of the Brexit negotiations. Even though the British...

Political breakthrough or maintaining the status quo? By Lorenz van der Ven Last week, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appointed his new Prime Minister, dr. Mohammed Shtayyeh. He will be the successor of Rami Hamdallah, who resigned late January after the Fatah Central Committee recommended forming a new government...