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May 22, 2020

Local articulation of general interests


Russia’s return as playmaker in the MENA region is a matter of consensus, albeit a lively debate exists on the Moscow’s main interests in the region and its strategy to pursue them. With this article we attempt to give...

May 2, 2020


With each departing Appellate Body judge, the “central pillar of the multilateral trading system”, as described by the WTO Director-General, Renato Ruggiero, back in 1997[1], was coming closer to its sunset. After nearly two decades of consistent dispute me...

March 31, 2020

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder” is not your typical saying in international relations, a truism that the diplomatic history of Japan and the European Union (EU) exemplifies well. In the wake of the Second World War, Japan’s long-standing alliance with the United...

October 19, 2019


On 11 June 2018, Qatar instituted proceedings against the United Arab States (hereinafter: UAE) for the violation of the Convention on the Elimination of...

September 1, 2019

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Eurocentric discourses on the recent migration crisis in the EU often make it extraordinary and exceptional. Media and politicians tend to portray the ongoing influx of...

August 1, 2019

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In March 2014, Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula. The reasons for this move can be traced back to the...

June 25, 2019


Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970) was France’s President from 1958 to 1969 after pursuing a military career during the First World War and leading the resistance movement known as the ‘Free French Forces’ during the Second World War against the Axis powers and...

 Procession for the United Autocephalous Church (source: Radio Liberty,

On 15 December 2018, the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko officially announced the creation of an Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This new au...

April 16, 2019

Fighters in Nigeria, Source

During his campaigning efforts for the current election in Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari announced that the infamous militant terrorist organization widely known as Boko Haram has been “fully decimated”. Maybe overly...

February 18, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the unveiling ceremony of a monument to Vladimir the Great. Credit: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

He is being honoured with a statue in both capitals who claim that they are the descendant of the former medieval empire of Kievan...

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