A lack of other options will guarantee the survival of the transatlantic relationship The European-American relationship has seen better days. Over the last weeks, the war of words between Europe and the US has escalated. This raises the question where the transatlantic relationship is heading. Are we heading towards the end of close transatlantic interactions…

Since the 1960s, a drastic decrease in military coups has been noted worldwide, yet challenges to democracy persist. Democracy is still threatened and attempts to end or weaken it are numerous, but they are less visible than the tanks of coup plotters or the armed party members of the 1930s: Modern threats to democracies are…

“Even at long odds, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.” –Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez It is often said that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Whether you dream of the bright Broadway lights, the booming boardrooms, or a busy, boozy work/life balance, finding success in your field in New York…

Wednesday the 27th of June 2018 was a historical day for the (political) climate in The Netherlands. On this day, seven political parties presented their proposal for a “Climate Law.” If it is passed, it will make the Netherlands the eighth country with a law regulating carbon emissions (after the UK, Mexico, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway,…

Public health funding in is slowly on the decline and we are seeing the terrible results in every sector of public health. From STDs on the rise to a bloom of infectious diseases, it is of the paramount importance that we collectively address our health, not as individual nations, but as a global community. Not…

The human body must obtain nutrients from food as we require around fifty nutrients for development and cells repair. Food security is an increasing challenge for African countries as we noticed recent interruptions to food supply-chains caused by prices fluctuation of food, climate change, low technical investments and sustainable political instability. Children are dying from…

For over 65 years, the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY), its predecessors WFLRY and EFLRY, and regional networks, such as LYMEC and CALD, have been bringing young liberals from around the world together to promote the values of freedom, human rights and democracy. Many of these young people have not only used that enriching…

“The world is a mess. The world is as angry as it gets” – Donald Trump Liberalism and military matters have always been odd topics to square. As with most ideologies, there are nuances and varied interpretations of liberalism.  Generally though, when one takes a bird eye view of liberal ideology, there is a tendency…

Pride events – whether they take the form of celebrations, protests, or marches – are intended to raise the visibility LGBTI people as an oppressed minority. Pride Radar, an inventory made by InterPride, the global federation of pride organisers, of almost 1200 prides all around the world, is proof of how vibrant the global pride…

Why do people sometimes stand up against tyranny, and sometimes simply put up with it? The answer to this question has so many factors that it is hard to come up with a single answer. Still, I believe the main driving force for people to fight against tyranny is that simple feeling: Hope. Especially after…