Early this year, a ten-day riot broke out inside a prison located in the Northeast of Syria, which holds thousands of Islamic State (IS) detainees. The prison is run by the Autonomous administration of North and East Syria and controlled by its military, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). This complex conflict involves the international coalition against the Islamic State led by the United States and its ally Turkey. Staff writer Johannes Malmgren highlights the role of international media to avoid simplifying it as an ethnic conflict between the IS and the SDF.
Staff writer Dominique Keizer writes on the Minsk I and II agreements and how the logic of the Warsaw Pact still affect today’s high politics between Russia and Eastern Europe.
In the DACH-countries, vaccine opposition has been a consistent feature throughout the pandemic. Although demonstrators in the three countries come from varying backgrounds, one common denominator can be identified: the increasing presence of far-right actors attempting to instrumentalize the demonstrations for their own gain.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raises several questions pertaining to the provisions of international humanitarian law. In this opinion piece, Staff writer Adrian Kokk argues the importance of spreading awareness about the Russian regime’s possible war crimes in Ukraine from the perspective of International Criminal Law.
Gabriel Boric, a 36-year-old leftist politician, will be the new president of Chile from March 11. But what sets him apart from his predecessors, and why is his electoral win described as “historic”? Read Staff Writer Guery Marañón’s article to find out!
As cities are shelled and a nation is set on fire by the Russian army, there is a great need for orientation in understanding the behavior of the Kremlin. This article by Johannes Malmgren is intended as an attempt at historically situating Russia’s aggression.
On February 24th, Vladimir Putin launched a “special military operation” against Ukraine. Staff writer Magdalena Kamont analyzes what the response has been so far.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, a new possibility of an upheaval of an old conflict might be on the horizon. With it, a threat of war and the resurfacing of an ethnic conflict buried a long time ago. Read staff writer Magdalena Kamont’s take on this here.
For the final installment of SUDAN WEEK, Maha Tambal, Hubert H Humphrey fellow at American University Washington College of Law and scholar with vast experience of projects regarding the Sudanese democratic transition, writes on the challenges of the UNITAMS efforts of facilitating political dialogue.