In search of Europe’s cultural foundations: ‘the bible and the Greeks’?

‘Europe’ is a fascinating term. A word that everyone knows and that can be found in anyone’s’ mouths yet, one that never has the same significance depending on whoever is thinking it. Truly, from the Greek myth of Europa to the creation of the Treaty of Lisbon, Europe has coined many definitions: some may see …

The implications of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242: an analysis of each Operative Clause in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict

This paper was submitted to Professor Arie M. Kacowicz of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for the subject 'Negotiating Middle East Peace'. Please note that the paper only aims to address Resolution 242 and makes no reference to the ongoing events. However, the author believes that every nation has the right to self-determination, sovereignty, and …

The Great Civilisational Divergence – What can the history of civilisations teach us about the rise of modern China?

The following article was written by Aleksa Andrejevic. Aleksa studies History and International Relations at the University of Liverpool Hope and is a guest writter for The Political. ‘I am Emperor, my descendants will be numerous. From the second generation to the ten thousand, my line will not end.’ These are the very words of …

The European Commission: ‘Europe’s government’?

Since the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon, it is safe to say that Europe has been the source of all passion. Notably, the union's executive branch - the European Commission - has been given many names and definitions depending on which political party view it. In a previous conversation with LREM MP Mickaël Nogal …

The Suez Crisis-Now and Then

The current crisis in the Suez Canal almost relays a sense of comical novelty, as our sophisticated system of global commodity chains and just-in-time delivery has been disrupted by one extremely poorly placed ship. The Japanese owned container ship, named the Ever Given, got stuck on March 23rd in the Suez Canal, wedged horizontally at …

What could the Navalny case change for Russia?

Since 17 January, more than 10,000 people have been arrested by the Russian authorities for taking part in demonstrations and political actions related to the Navalny case. This significant deployment of silovikis (law enforcement agencies) may seem impressive at first glance. But what does such use of repressive forces mean? Is the Kremlin that intimidated …

En Marche, Europe, Covid-19 and transatlantic relationship: A conversation with MP Mickaël Nogal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwg452K6OPE A preamble: The title says it all. But to resume it once more, last month, as governments around the word are currently responding to an unprecedented crisis; as vaccines are flowing from laboratories to the vaccination centres in Europe, America and elsewhere; as Democracies all faces a similar and yet so different challenge, we …

The Geopolitics of the Russian COVID-19 Vaccine

When Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia had developed an effective coronavirus vaccine in August of last year, the response from many Western nations was skeptical at best, and quite often outright dismissive. This initially seemed to be the logical perspective, given that the Russian’s vaccine was the first to be released, despite not …

Europeans rejoice, American internationalism is back! What to expect from Biden’s foreign policy and how will it affect the EU

American foreign policy is a constant swing between isolationism and internationalism. The former is a policy that consists of turning inwards and departing from world affairs, while internationalism promotes greater political and economic cooperation between states. As a short account of American foreign policy history, the period between the American Revolution and World War I …

A Return to the Dark Ages: The Myanmar Coup and the Treatment of the Vulnerable.

On November 8th 2020, the results were in. The National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi won the general elections in Myanmar by a significant margin, on January 30th 2021, after a series of alleged voter fraud and irregularities made by the opposition, military powers promised to abide by the constitution …