Politics

The Passing of Elizabeth II

What Awaits The British Monarchy After Her Death

What is it that is associated with the United Kingdom? It is likely that double-decker buses, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, tea at five o’clock, and, of course, the national anthem “God Save the Queen” would come to mind. One of the most recognizable symbols of the United Kingdom is unquestionably Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. After
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The Taiwan Trilemma

A seemingly insolvable predicament

“If anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese army will definitely not hesitate to start a war no matter the cost”, as spoken by China’s defence minister Wei Fenghe at the Shangri-La Dialogue – Asia’s most important security conference – in Singapore in June 2022. As the EU has been preoccupied with supporting
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THE AMERICAN STRUGGLE AGAINST POPULISM

Is the American democratic system in ruins?

The war in Ukraine has undeniably shown the democratic West how ruthless and destructive Putin and his authoritarian regime can be. Ukraine, a country increasingly turning towards western politics and becoming a reasonable candidate to join the European Union, is now directly facing a humanitarian crisis, invaded and destroyed. For Russia, the threat of an
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Vladimir Putin: Accidental Democrat

Russia's Paradoxical Route to Democracy

‘’I am responsible only to God and history’’, these Putinistic words were repeatedly uttered by Spanish dictator Fransico Franco. For decades, Franco held his country in a dictatorial stranglehold. Yet, starting in the late 70s, La Transición Española moved the country from a fascist dictatorship into a full-fledged liberal democracy within a matter of years. Four thousand
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