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By Daniel Stuke In February this year, Beijing escalated its already menacing language towards its island neighbour Taiwan, stating that “Independence means war". [1] This caused anxiety with its most powerful friend, the United States. As China continues to grow in power, adopting an increasingly assertive...

Door: Floris Grijzenhout Het was in de nacht van 8 op 9 november 2016 dat ik de President's Night bijwoonde in de Melkweg in Amsterdam. Het was een ervaring die ik niet snel zal vergeten: zelden heb ik zo'n eenheidsworst meegemaakt als bij die gebeurtenis. Afgezien van een...

By Panos Kontogiannis Today social media has become more present in the daily life of global citizens. There are on average 295 million users of social media in Europe, a number equal to 40% of its total population. Facebook alone counts 232 million active users. The...

By Dana Cohen In February 2016, Associate Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Antonin Scalia passed away. With his death, a seat opened up in the highest federal court of the country, which normally consists of nine justices (eight associate and one...

By Anca-Elena Ursu ~ This past week the South China Sea maritime disputes regained public attention when China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi declared that the People's Republic of China (PRC) expects Japan to comply with the 1943 Cairo Declaration and the 1945 Potsdam Treaty and return...

By Claudia Elion 800.000 Tutsi's were killed during the Rwandan genocide. Over 480.000 Sudanese civilians were killed during the Darfur genocide. And 8.000 Bosniaks were killed during the Srebrenica genocide. And three times the international community promised “never again". But in Syria, already more than 450.000...