By Barbara Ciosk

The call for restitution of art is not recent. Since at least the 1960s, governments and museums across Africa have been asking for the repatriation of the looted cultural property. Unfortunately, too little avail. This March, however, the German government entered into historic talks to return to…


AFGHAN WOMEN AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

By Aparna Rajeev

BARREN, WAR-TORN RIDDLED WITH BLOODSHED. It would truly be an understatement to say that this is how Afghanistan as a nation today is imagined by thousands if not millions of people around the world. The nation that once etched its name in…


Yoojin Seo

On April 11th, 2019, the Constitutional Court of Korea ruled that banning abortion is unconstitutional. There were two laws regarding the South Korean abortion ban: criminal law article 269 and 270. Article 269 punished women who underwent an abortion, while article 270 punished doctors who terminated the pregnancies…


Barbara Ciosk

I’m googling: Abortion. In a split second, I’ve gotten 171,000,000 answers. On the top of the search page, a Wikipedia article states that abortion is “the ending of a pregnancy by removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus.” …


Aparna Rajeev

Every new day is a struggle when living amidst the ravages of a pandemic-stricken world. However in February 2021 indeed this experience was elevated to a whole new level with the headlines “Myanmar back to square one” trending all over social media. The seizing of power by the…


Federico Jannelli

Source: Reuters

The United States and Turkey have been strong allies since 1952, as they have the first and second biggest armies in NATO. …


Máté Hekfusz

October 22 was a day of celebration for the right-wing nationalist PiS (Law and Justice), Poland’s ruling party. The country’s top court, the Constitutional Tribunal — its majority appointed by the party — ruled that abortions in the case of severe foetal disabilities were unconstitutional. As the vast…


By Federico Jannelli

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The Inheritor of An Empire

Today Turkey is considered one of the major political powers in the Middle East, together with Iran and Turkey, as well as — arguably in a more emerging role — Saudi Arabia. In fact, if we take a look back at the…


By Máté Hekfusz

In its heyday in August 2018, German fintech company Wirecard was worth 42 billion dollars and had just been accepted into the prestigious German stock index, the DAX 30. …


By Sidra Dahhan

Source: Reuters — A Syrian refugee woman puts a face mask on a boy as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, in Al Wazzani area, in southern Lebanon, March 14, 2020

Almost one year ago today, mass protests erupted in Lebanon in demand for social and economic rights and change. However, in the time since, Lebanon has been debilitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Beirut Explosion, and an increasingly deteriorating economic meltdown. …

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