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By Franziska Kuehl The difficulty of prosecuting individuals who return to western liberal democracies from ISIS territory is well-known; due to the burden of proof lying with the prosecution, the challenge of proving someone’s crimes committed in a conflict zone beyond a reasonable doubt appears absurdly...

Corona-virus conspiracy theories: Just a marginal bunch of crazies or an actual threat to national and international security? By Anoek Zijderveld Conspiracy theories are phenomena that have been around for a long time. In essence they are theories that explain how a certain group of people work...

By Jacco van der Veen and Rachelle Wildeboer Schut  Robert Harris is one of the UK’s most widely known authors. Although mainly known from his works of historical fiction, his most recent book is set in the future. In The Second Sleep, the world is experiencing...

Frank Creations is a non-governmental organization based in Nieuwspoort, the international press centre in The Hague, with employees stationed throughout the globe. Frank Creations was founded by former diplomat Boy Frank, who has held posts in various conflict areas around the world. Chief Operations Officer...

By Aileen Schuurmans  This is the second article of the series on the narratives of state leaders about the Covid-19 pandemic. In the first article of the series, which was published last week, it was shown how many, mostly Western, state leaders presented the crisis as...

By Aileen Schuurmans  Political communication and the role of language is extremely important for policies themselves and the way in which they are perceived by the public. In a crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic this becomes clearly visible. In this article I attempt to show...