Category: Current Affairs

Time To Compromise: The Ukraine Crisis

By Charlotte Vreden Last semester, I wrote an article discussing the main points on the Nord Stream 2 project, which would ensure more efficient transport of natural gas from Russia to Europe. Now, with the Ukraine crisis sparking speculations about another war and politicians’ incompatible differences, it seems like it will take a long time…

Listen To The MAPA: Myrto and Heleen on COP26

By Charlotte Vreden *This interview was spoken. The quotations given are verbatim from the voice recording from the interviewees. From October 31st until November 12th, global leaders and other parties gathered to bring climate change back to the table on the 26th annual summit: COP26. Whilst inside the conference discussed the future plans concerning the…

The Tigray Conflict: What is Happening in Ethiopia?

By Charlotte Vreden Recently, Ethiopian Authorities declared a six-month state of emergency in Ethiopia, bracing as Tigrayan rebels advance and calling for citizens to take up arms to defend their capital: Addis Ababa. But who are the Tigrayans and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), and what are the consequences of the government’s recent actions?…

The Island Jail – Rohingya in Bangladesh

By Charlotte Vreden Until recently, thousands of Rohingya refugees have been living in the largest refugee camp in the world: Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. However, since December 2020, the Bangladesh government has moved nearly 20 thousand Rohingya refugees to the remote Bhasan Char Island, despite protests from refugees and human rights groups comparing it to an island jail. A leaked copy of a UN agreement…

The AUKUS Élite

By Charlotte Vreden With the trilateral security pact between the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, Australia finds itself in the noble company of an exclusive and elite clique of other cool nations, only to realize the harsh laws of popularity. Now, this could be a summary of what happened during the past weeks, but…

Starting a Master’s program during a pandemic

By Anna Szczełkun It’s a busy time for last semester students.  Many of us are in the process of applying to different master programs to continue our educational path. However, the decision of starting a Master’s right away may not be as obvious to everyone. With corona taking away big pieces of the university life, some…

Mothers Or Not

By Lucia Bertoldini Controversial topic alert! The other day, in the midst of my -rather desperate!!- research for an anthropology paper, I came across an interesting article by The Guardian. The author was talking about the implications of the USA abortion legislation, in which the States recently had signed a document known as the Geneva Consensus…

Celebrating Women’s Health Awareness

By Karina Bukuri It is the first day of breast cancer awareness month and the first time I am celebrating. Being 19 and diagnosed with a non-cancerous breast tumor really changes something in you, it sorts of shifts your perspective on things. By saying this, I don’t mean the dramatic, ‘I think I am gonna…

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