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…

On Brussels: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Find Luke‘s other articles On Brussels here To say that 2020 has not been the best year is an understatement. This is particularly true for the EU. Even the most pro-union of leaders and officials would have to concede that it has…

Omar’s Blog #4: International Trade after the US Elections

Yesterday, it became clear that Joe Biden has won the US Elections. It is a close call and therefore the steps ahead will be challenging for his administration, especially after Trump’s unusual way of doing diplomacy worldwide. But after being…

I Voted – But What about That Other Guy, and So What?

Considering my situation in Finland, it’s easy to forget what kind of a fundamental right voting, making your voice heard in society, is. When an election closes in, I automatically get a letter detailing all I need to know: no…

Half of the Votes; None of the Representation

Surely the duty of a representative democracy is to represent its people. For many living in a democratic country, it’s obvious that when the election is nearing, all a candidate needs is the citizenship and a certain age. They can…

Lebanon’s Centennial: Freewheeling Downhill

One month before the centennial of the founding of the country, the Beirut explosion serves as a grim reminder of the dark state of Lebanon. The country seems to relive similar scenarios from the past, where sectarianism and warlord politicians…

Moyisi’s Blog: #2 Identity, HERITAGE, Diversity

Each year around this time, South Africans across the country gather for events, school calendars accommodate cultural civies day and use this time as time for fundraising and cultural fashion parades. But is this all that is Heritage Day? Do…

Interview with Former IFLRY President Imke Roebken

In November the Junge Liberale (JuLis), IFLRY’s German member organisation, will celebrate their 40th anniversary. For Libel, this seemed like a good occasion to interview former JuLis member and former IFLRY president Imke Roebken. Imke was president of IFLRY from…