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In the close of 2012, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (hereafter referred to as the ICTY), acquitted the former political leader of…View More Haradinaj Acquitted: Biased Court?
Following the criticism of Putin´s third presidential term, Russia launches a suicidal attack on western hypocrisy. In the public eye, democracy and Russia don´t really…View More Russia, the Champion of Oppressed States
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The French revolution was fought on the three principles of “liberté, égalité et fraternité” and yet despite almost two hundred and twenty years having elapsed,…View More Sexist, not Sexy
Democracy’s Catch 22 The exact definition of democracy is highly debatable. A perusal of the differing conceptions of democracy, however, does reveal several reoccurring themes:…View More Democracy’s Catch 22
The Temelin Nuclear Power Plant lies in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic, not far from the Austrian border; its owners, the Czech…View More Forward from Fukushima: Why Nuclear Power won’t be Going Anywhere
‘Get out you English pirates!’ screams the sign at the port of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, End of the World. Your correspondent’s attempts to…View More Diplomatic Storytelling at the End of the World
While many of you may have been rushing to get your ‘iconic’ Christmas Red Cups from the hallowed espresso machines of Starbucks, you probably didn’t…View More Starbucks: Would you Like Some Tax with your Latte?
What is the future of nuclear power in Europe in the wake of Fukushima? France, the global leader in the production of nuclear energy, is…View More Nuclear Fission: What is the Future of Nuclear Power in Europe?