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By Daniel Stuke In the past, some US presidents have adopted very precisely-defined and circumscribed foreign policy doctrines. Others instead based their foreign policy agenda on more abstract concepts and ideas. However, what every US president in recent history has had in common, is that they...

By Margot Karis On the 3rd of November, the JASON Institute organised a conference on migration to Europe. The day started with two key-note speakers. Our first speaker was Fransje Molenaar, who obtained a PhD from Leiden University and is one of the Faces of Science for...

By Wouter Witteveen Since 2015 the European Union has seen a large influx of refugees due to ongoing wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Africa. This refugee crisis resulted in thousands of deaths on the Mediterranean Sea and over 1.2 million refugees making it to...

Door Christiaan Duinmaijer In het eerste deel van dit artikel is op de machtspositie van Hezbollah in Libanon en de rol en status van het Libanese leger voorafgaand aan het uitbreken van de Syrische burgeroorlog in 2011 ingegaan. In dit afsluitende deel  wordt ingegaan op de...

Door Christiaan Duinmaijer  “Wij hebben de oorlog gewonnen…[De strijd tegen] ISIS en al-Nusra [was] de grootste test die wij hebben meegemaakt sinds 2010 en gevaarlijker dan de oorlog van juli 2006.”[1] Triomfantelijke woorden van Hassan Nasrallah, secretaris-generaal van Hezbollah, na de overwinning van zijn milities tegen...