In the first part of this comprehensive analysis, we have analysed the Israel-Palestine conflict within the framework for building understanding around political events. If you have not read the first part of this analysis, it is strongly recommended to do so. The second part builds on the findings of part I, which provides the necessary … Continue reading Understanding the 2021 Israel-Palestine Conflict (Part II)
Undoubtedly the most discussed topic of 2021, so far, is the ongoing escalation of violence between Palestinians and Israelis. In an eruption of mutual acts of violence, the already highly explosive relationship between the two sides enters another round of hostilities. Interestingly, this event’s tension is also in large part reflected across global media outlets … Continue reading Understanding the 2021 Israel-Palestine Conflict (Part I)
Probably all of us have heard conspiracy theories about elitist circles that control the political power within one or maybe even more countries. A central aspect of those theories is that the politicians are appointed by leaders in the background, rather than being elected by the citizens. So, there is this conception that the citizens … Continue reading White Democracies Are Fake
It is undeniable that the military’s reputation as an institution is severely damaged in many parts of today’s world; especially, in Western countries. While once young men dreamt about a career as a soldier, in order to live the ideal of the brave and glorious saviour of the nation, today fewer and fewer people aspire … Continue reading The Role of the Military Today
Over the last couple of months, the story around the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has become more and more dramatic. Most recently, thousands of people gathered all across Russia to protest against the jailing of Navalny. He was detained after returning from Germany, where he was hospitalised, due to a nerve agent poisoning. Although … Continue reading Fake Power
Das europäische Projekt, wie die Europäische Union (EU) auch genannt wird, läuft nun seit mehreren Jahrzehnten. Angefangen hat alles als 6-Länder-Pakt, um die deutsche Kohle- und Stahlindustrie in der Nachkriegszeit zu kontrollieren. Diese Industriezweige sind nämlich die Standbeine der Rüstungsindustrie eines Landes. Nach zwei Weltkriegen, war die Angst um den Frieden zu groß und man … Continue reading Undankbar zur EU
For some, the word communism carries a bad connotation in both political and social terms. Beginning from critique on Karl Marx, over to failed states like the Soviet Union, to the countless dictators, who were responsible for millions of deaths, communists are viewed as aggressive, radical, closed-minded and, therefore, repulsive. For some, however, communism is … Continue reading Why Do We Love/Hate Communism?
One of the most prominent and undoubtedly the most imminent issue on the international agenda is the genocide on Uygur Turks in East Turkestan – a province in China that is also, though less commonly, known under the name Xinjiang. At first, the Chinese government imposed strong restrictions on Uygurs, increasingly denying them to freely … Continue reading How to End a Genocide
Another year has ended and, as always, this occasion is not only used to reflect on the past 365 days, but also to rearrange expectations, set goals and gather new motivation and inspirations. Such a moment of reflexion is very useful from an individual perspective and the year change offers us a representative moment to … Continue reading A Political Outlook For 2021
Since 2016 now, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) are working to enable the UK to leave the EU. At the beginning of 2020, the UK officially left the Union, while there is still a transition period until the end of the year. This event, which is commonly known as the ‘Brexit’, … Continue reading The Brexit Dilemma
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