Staff writer Adriana Abril was inspired by a field trip to Irun, Spain, to present the situation in and around the Bidasoa River. The first article of the new publishing year of Utblick Magazine explores the conditions there and asks: “Should this river be considered a deadly trap?”
Sweden’s first Holocaust Museum: an interview with Director Katherine Hauptman
This summer, the first Swedish Holocaust museum in Stockholm will welcome visitors. Staff writer Tanyalak Thongyoojaroen interviewed its Director, Katherine Hauptmann, about the museum’s role in preserving historical memory and the need to discuss Sweden’s actions during the war.
Post-Soviet Globalism – continuities and change
The integration of post-soviet Russia into the Western sphere is a still-pending debate. In this opinion piece, Guest writer Tarik Mert argues that change may be on the horizon when it comes to Soviet worldviews within Russia.
Is Ukraine a Pawn in Putin’s Chess Tactics?
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.
How the far right utilises public distrust in government: A tale of vaccine opposition in the DACH-countries
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.
A Rejection of Morality – Putin’s Invasion from the Perspective of International Criminal Law
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.
The Long Road to Kyiv: On the historical background of the present war and the fundamental weakness of the Russian regime
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.
From Crisis to War
On February 24th, Vladimir Putin launched a “special military operation” against Ukraine. Staff writer Magdalena Kamont analyzes what the response has been so far.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Struggle for Peace
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.