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“Dieciocho”: What history and country-wide partying means for modern Chile

A month ago, I was fortunate enough to be in Chile for by far their most important holiday of the year, "Dieciocho". These celebrations...

Civility: The Last Resort against Terror

In recent weeks several critics of American President Donald Trump were sent suspicious packages containing pipe bombs. The apparent threat, made to the recipients,...

Populism in Poland: Law and Justice Party

When I arrived in Warsaw’s Castle Square there was a far-right rally going on. At least it looked that way. Polish flags with imperial...

Yemen: The Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis

On October 23rd, Mark Lowcock, the United Nation’s under-secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Coordinator (OACH) gave a briefing about the famine in Yemen....

John McCain: Legacy of an American Hero

John McCain, who began a lifetime in the service of America as a navy pilot, and ended it as a five-term Republican senator, has...

Brett Kavanaugh: Scandalous SCOTUS Confirmation

The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh concludes a month of partisan rancour in the United States arguably not seen since the 2016 election. At stake...

Sweden’s Stability Quake and Blow to the Left

One of Europe’s most stable left-wing governments, Sweden, has taken a blow following the national elections on the 9th of September, resulting in a...

Post-Colonial Guilt: Macron Recognises French Torture

President Macron has officially recognised, on behalf of the French state, the crimes carried out during the seven-year Algerian war of independence. Macron, the...

Zimbabwe’s Presidential Election

Even by post-colonial standards, Zimbabwe is a young country. Prior to 1980, the region was known as Southern Rhodesia after the British colonist Cecil...

Abiy Ahmed: Ethiopia’s Man of the Hour?

In April, Abiy Ahmed was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Ethiopia after the forced resignation of his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn. When...