Saudi Arabia and Iran Friends Again?

The changing geopolitical dynamic in the Middle East and China’s growing influence in the region March 10th, 2023 marked a momentous occasion wherein China brokered a deal between Iran and

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Who has the power to t/sell the truth?

How influential leaders bend the rules to their personal advantage… It isn’t everyday that the leader, or in this case former leader, of a nation starts a social media frenzy

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Hiding in plain sight

Is the modern media landscape undermining our ability to detect and punish malicious leaders? “You can fool part of the people some of the time, you can fool some of

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Microchip politics: A call for growing Chinese dependence on the free world

The Dutch government is giving in to US pressure and will introduce further export restrictions for high-end chip manufacturing machines destined to go to China. Hereby recognizing the security threat

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International Women’s Rights… when “international” does not mean international

On the 8th of March, we annually celebrate International Women’s Day, bringing attention to women’s social and political rights, female achievements, and the battle against gender discrimination. Moreover, it is

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Women’s education ban in the eye of the storm: Afghanistan and the Taliban rule

Afghanistan is, once again, making headlines in international news. Although disappointing, it should not surprise us. It would be hypocritical to assume that, after the Taliban regime rose to power,

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Why the Dutch Government’s Decision to Apologize for Slavery is Highly Controversial

On Monday, December 19, 2022, it is very likely that the Dutch government will apologize for its involvement in slavery. One would think this is a milestone in a long

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Are we still masters of our own fate?

“Common sense prevailed.” San Francisco supervisor Hillary Ronen used these words to praise the vote on Police-operated “killer-robots”. Citizens protested after it was announced that the San Francisco police department

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The Consequences of Xi Jinping’s Draconian COVID Policies

This reality of a neo-Maoist autocratic state may however be decaying right before his eyes as protests across the country have ensued as a result of his zero COVID policies.

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Eating Frikandel Speciaal and Drinking Chocomel is Activism

Enjoying a frikandel speciaal with a nice glass of Chocomel might sound like a quick and easy lunch the Dutch way. But can it be an act of activism? How

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