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May 28, 2020

“This is nothing, cried she; I was only going to say that heaven did not seem to be my home.”

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, 1847

The desperate cries of Catherine Earnshaw still haunt the ears of any seasoned reader. They are the words of a proper stranger: stranger to...

July 2, 2019

 Protesters in the Hong Kong parliament (source: Volkskrant/AFP, https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/demonstranten-laten-vernielingen-en-graffiti-achter-in-parlement-van-hongkong~b86ce71c/#&gid=1&pid=1)

"Previously I was not that involved in politics - but...

May 1, 2019

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Source: thepolitic.org

On April 20th, Egyptians woke up to a surprise: it was referendum day! Just a few days earlier, talks of the referendum on constitutional changes were just vague rumors lacking any credibility. Yet, in a fe...

March 20, 2019

From left to right: Luigi Di Maio, Giuseppe Conte, Matteo Salvini (Source: https://www.tpi.it/2019/01/18/governo-decreto-quota-100-reddito-di-cittadinanza/) 

In early June 2018 Italy found itself with a new government comprising the catch-all populist Five Star Movement...

March 18, 2019

Photo source: https://www.unian.info/politics/10449267-ec-president-tusk-to-visit-ukraine-on-fifth-anniversary-of-revolution-of-dignity.html 

On 19th February, the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, was in Ukraine to give a speech to the country’s parliamen...

Image Source: www.mercatornet.com

Despite the passing of a century and a half since Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina first reached the public’s bookshelves, many of its characters continue to resonate with modern times. The lessons to be drawn from their experiences informs our...

January 28, 2019

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Michel Temer pose for a family picture at the 10th Brics summit in Johannesburg. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA

‘Construction...

January 11, 2019

Prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece, Zoran Zaev (Right) and Alexis Tsipras (Left) Source: http://meta.mk/en/telephone-conversation-between-tsipras-and-zaev-the-prespa-agreement-is-a-priority/

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