10/01/2018 - 12:00
The poisoning of former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, stirred up much international controversy. Not only was the poisoning shocking because it occurred in the idyllic town of Salisbury, England, but also because a deadly nerve agent was used to carry out the attack. The British government accussed Russia of attempted murders, charges that Russian authorities vehemently deny.
Russia dons the cape of the Joker
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09/28/2018 - 16:00
The way the European Union (EU) responded to the refugee crisis evoked contradictory reactions from EU citizens. Many believe that the EU shot itself in the foot with its mishandling of the crisis and that in this way, it made a fertile ground for the rise of populist voices. Others on the contrary think that the EU policy has a lot of benefits.
The union is not a federation
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09/27/2018 - 19:00
Brexit, the migration crisis and increasing threat of terrorism have brought discussions about the future of the European Union to the forefront of political debates. Nation states or a federal Europe? Somehow we always find ourselves torn between the two. What are the arguments for and against the federation of European states?
The advantages of a federal Europe
Keep Europe an Alliance of Sovereign Member States

09/21/2018 - 16:00
The creation and development of new enterprises is thought to increase the competitiveness of a country's enterprise population, stimulate innovation and facilitate the adoption of new technologies, while helping to increase overall productivity within an economy. As such, encouraging new generations to develop an entrepreneurial spirit seems desirable for the economic health of a country as a whole. What would be the best way to encourage people to begin such an endevour?
The complex making of a competent businessman
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08/22/2018 - 16:00
Since the beginning of the Weinstein affair that erupted last October, a wave of actions of solidarity regarding sexual assault has spurred up on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Inevitably, this kind of exposure to the problem has its consequences. The question is, however, what impact will it have on our society: will it be beneficial or harmful to us?
The danger of trivializing sexual assault
When dealing with sexual assault no means are trivial

07/31/2018 - 08:00
The United Kingdom leaving the EU has unraveled to be one of the most burning issues of the Union, because this unprecedented phenomenon raises several questions: what effects will Brexit have on the EU’s foreign policy? How much will it change the Union’s priorities?
Brexit is the EU’s failure
Brexit: lesson and opportunity for development

07/17/2018 - 10:00
The 20th century brought China economic growth, so the East-Asian giant is now the second largest economy in the world after the United States. Is the policy of Western states appropriate regarding this potential partner and dangerous rival?
The Western bloc’s policy is appropriate: only cautious co-operation can be successful
The West makes a mistake when it tries to lecture China

07/16/2018 - 20:07
The year 2017 was marked by the national celebrations of the thirtieth anniversary of the Erasmus exchange program. While many European leaders have welcomed the existence and success of this programme, only a few of them have taken a more reserved stance towards it, to the point that this program now appears to be untouchable.
The necessary reform of the Erasmus programme
A diverse program with demonstrable successes

06/18/2018 - 10:00
In 1945, Japan managed to bear the unbearable, and surrendered to the USA – thereby World War II came to an end also on the Pacific theatre. Following that, in 1946 the USA established a new Japanese Constitution in which the island state took on to distance itself from the use of military force. Thus, over the Cold War period and also after the collapse of the bipolar world order, the name “Japan” was no longer the equivalent of strict, military-like discipline, nor the fanaticism of the kamikazes. Japan became the land of peace, harmony, sakura blooming and the snow-capped Fuji – and from the end of the 20th century on also the synonym for high-technology and development. However, in 2015, Japan amended its Constitution, and thus the country can now have an army and deploy it also in other countries. What could be behind this step? What is the Japanese constitutional amendment: a logical answer to an altered geopolitical reality, or a first step towards aggressive militarism, bringing an end to an era of peace?
Awakening Land of the Rising Sun
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05/13/2018 - 00:00
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of the largest social network in the world, was summoned by US senators and representatives to the US Congress on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal which concerned the privacy of 2.13 billion users. This scandal, as well as previous cases involving Facebook, call into question the core of the business model of the company.
The sinking of Facebook