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Turkey in the Midst of the Syrian Crisis: Security, Democracy and Secularism

September 16, 2015

By Gonenc Uysal: After years of civil war in Syria, that has caused more than 210,000 – mostly civilian – deaths, the international community has recently been shaken by videos of war crimes undertaken by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). These have included beheadings and mass executions, sexual slavery, child soldiers … Continue reading “Turkey in the Midst of the Syrian Crisis: Security, Democracy and Secularism”


A reflection on Canadian identity in a moment of crisis

October 23, 2014

By Joana Cook, Editor-in-Chief, Strife Today Canadians watched in horror as Ottawa was locked down when at least one gunman opened fire at the national Parliament, forcing politicians to barricade doors, journalists to dive for cover, all while streaming live across national and international media. When the dust settled, one reservist and one gunman lay dead … Continue reading “A reflection on Canadian identity in a moment of crisis”


Vox populi, vox dei: A few words on Ukraine, Crimea and the West

March 2, 2014

By N. Gourof, Editor, Strife: Events, those nemeses of politicians, according to Harold Macmillan, tend to unravel too fast for cautious observation and a balanced development of popular opinion. They have certainly done so in the crisis of recent days in Ukraine. Characteristically, views and perceptions of a large portion of the reading – and … Continue reading “Vox populi, vox dei: A few words on Ukraine, Crimea and the West”


Unrest in Ukraine. What will the military do?

February 21, 2014

By Oscar Jonsson: The last few days in Ukraine have shown that President Yanukovich’s foundation of power is decreasing rapidly. At mid-day it was declared that an agreement has been reached with President Yanukovich, the political opposition and the three European foreign ministers (FR, PL, DE) who have been negotiating throughout the night. The deal … Continue reading “Unrest in Ukraine. What will the military do?”


Wanted: Great thinkers for Europe!

March 12, 2013

by Mareike Kuerschner Why follow moderate ideas, when you have a great one? Why give up on it, even you know, it can’t be reached? Churchill spoke in 1946 about the ‘United States of Europe’, which I consider as a great, but unfortunately unattainable idea. But that should not mean that we can’t pursue this … Continue reading “Wanted: Great thinkers for Europe!”


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