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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...

By Alba Leon The wars of the 20th Century were of a marked nationalistic or even tribal nature. And there was a small chance, and high hopes, that the 21st Century would then be about the post-national. With global menaces such as global warming looming large, it...

By Niels van de Ven The war in Yemen between the internationally recognized and Saudi-backed Yemeni government and northern Yemeni Houthi-rebels has been raging since March 2015. However, in the West only relatively little attention has been paid to the conflict. In the words of UN...

By Ruben Tavenier As of 2011, Venezuela is the country with the world's highest proven oil reserves. It has surpassed countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, making them very dependent on the oil price, which has proven to be volatile[1]. The Venezuelan oil and gas...

By Emanuel Skoog German foreign policy has over the last decades been an oxymoron. An economic dynamo with the possibility for an integral leadership role in Europe, however, the country has often been accused of subscribing to a too cautious or uncooperative approach in addressing European...