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By IƱigo Alexander ~ So far in 2016 we have encountered several politically surprising events and outcomes, the prime examples being Donald Trump's recent victory in the US Presidential election and the UK's calamitous Brexit vote. The rise of demagogic political rhetoric and the increased presence...

By Quint Hoekstra ~ For over a generation, Western militaries have spent much of their attention on improving military technology while neglecting the damaging effects of their memories of the last war. This mental barrier has prevented them from fully understanding the implications of the changing...

By Christiaan Duinmaijer - Part I: People's choice or imposed? This is the first in a series of three articles concerning democracy in the Arab World. - In the 90's Francis Fukuyama wrote that liberal democracy would become universal, but nowadays democracy is often declared unfit for the...

By Karlijn Arts Back in 1945, during and shortly after the conferences which established the UN, Hans Morgenthau was critical about the creation of this major institution. He foresaw two major obstacles in the formation and functioning of the UN as a unifying, peace- and security keeping...

By Quint Hoekstra - NATO is in desperate need of a strategy. For decades it has been accused of being a military alliance without an enemy but now that it has a clear adversary in Russia it lacks a coherent plan to confront it. Indeed, ever since...