Recent Events in Russia: Rich and Sometimes Absurd

On January 17, after a long recovery in Germany from the near-fatal attack on his life using the nerve agent “Novichok”, Russian opposition leader and activist Alexei Navalny returned to Moscow. Upon his arrival, he was immediately detained at Sheremetyevo…

On Brussels: Under Scrutiny

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here There are no two ways about it: the EU has had a rough few weeks. It has come within a whisker of triggering a major diplomatic incident with the UK, has faced the wrath of…

The New Erasmus+ – will the Turing Scheme be enough for Britain?

Like all other Modern Languages students in the UK, I couldn’t wait for my Year Abroad. Although it was cut short by coronavirus, I spent six months in the beautiful university town of Tübingen in south west Germany. I was…

On Brussels: The Reconfiguration Can (Tentatively) Begin

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here After the UK’s departure a year ago, the EU hoped that then would be the time for a period of reflection, of soul-searching and potentially even reform. But a pandemic, economic crises, a belligerent UK…

Haunted by a Ghost in our Minds: Pleading for a Sustainable Liberalism

(Part 1) In a great deal of European countries, the liberal parties of the 1970s acted as the first advocates of environmental protection – long before green parties took over their role with a new narrative. Sustainability has long been…

On Brussels: Fighting the Curve

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here Across the EU, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is being rapidly rolled out. Many EU members, including France, Germany, Spain and Sweden, will begin vaccinating en masse on 27 December. After a foul year, the end of…

Omar’s Blog #5: Why only accountability will save the Middle East Peace Process.

#Opinion Those who analyze history know that the Levant and especially historic Palestine, now modern-day Israel and the Palestinian territories, hold a significant, if not the most important, role for the wider dynamics in the region. People have always had…