The Gambia: Jammeh under Attack

by Sait Matty Jow and Anonymous With all the enemies Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has made over the years, this year seems to have been his most difficult one. Unlike previous years, the current political unrest evolving in The Gambia, involving the United Democratic Party (UDP), Gambia’s largest opposition party, poses a significant threat to…

Truth for Giulio Regeni

by Pietro Siena Mohammed Mahmoud is the street that connects the Abdeen Palace with Tahrir Square in Cairo. It is the “street of graffiti,” where this new generation of Egyptians has recorded for eternity the memory of its heroes, the heroes of the January 25 Revolution. On the night of April 10, 2016, a new…

Lebanon – A country with an expiry date?

by Nora Schorscher and Viktoria Holler Between the atrocities of the Syrian Civil War and the military-focused regime of Israel, Lebanon is a country of contrasts – a state with a troubled past and an uncertain future. Once described as the Paris of the Middle East, it has endured grueling civil war, long-term Syrian occupation…

Representing Non-Representation

by Ed Alvarado “No taxation without representation!” This slogan was propagated throughout the Thirteen Colonies during the 1750s and 1760s. It underlined the sentiments that led to the American Revolution, and it revived ideals from the English Civil War regarding legitimate taxation and proper representation. But in 2016, during a time of globalization, migration and…

The Non-Negotiables of Refugee Integration: Ensuring the Safety and Sexual Liberty of Women

by Sheeva Seyfi In the wake of over one million asylum-seekers’ migration to Europe from sexually conservative regions, effective integration methods regarding total gender equality must be developed and thoroughly implemented. Band-Aids on Broken Bones “Women should in general not go out on the streets at night alone,” advised Vienna’s Police Chief, Gerhard Pürstl. His…

Generation Europe: Nail your colours to the mast

by Catherine Lankes The very foundation of the European Union is crumbling, and we are partly to blame. We, the young Europeans, for whom passport controls along the Austrian-German border are a distant memory of the past. We, the EU’s twenty-somethings, who spend the Union’s money on cheap wine during our Erasmus exchange semesters. We,…