Martyrdom: The spine of militant Islam

28.02.2015

Blood of the martyr

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Martyrdom is the backbone of Islamist militant groups and, perhaps, their best recruitment tool. read more

The Collapse of Socialism in Venezuela

26.02.2015

Chávez-land is running on empty

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If Socialists were placed in charge of the Sahara, there would eventually be a shortage of sand. True to their popular political joke, Venezuela has been completely run down after 17 years of Socialism. read more

Obama and offshore drilling

13.02.2015

Selective Amnesia

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Obama has publicly declared a commitment to future generations, and to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. But the actions of the US administration tell another story. read more

Women and Terrorism

11.02.2015

Terrorism, She Wrote

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When we think about terrorism, we think about men. But there is an increasing number of women taking up arms and bombs. A historical perspective. read more

Rethinking failure

10.02.2015

Hail to the Fail

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Why failing is the best way to achieve your goals. read more

Human cost of the European immigration policy

05.02.2015

The Jungle of Calais

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In the port of Calais, the realities of the rest of the world are slowly encroaching on a Western European daydream of peace and prosperity. How much longer can we ignore this? An eyewitness account. read more

Beards in Philosophy

04.02.2015

The Philosopher’s Beard

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How did the beard become an essential feature of philosophers? read more

The suffering of Raif al-Badawi

24.01.2015

Flog Us, Not Raif!

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Saudi blogger Raif al-Badawi is set to be flogged to death. This is a call to the Saudi ambassador in Germany to take up the whip himself and flog us instead of Raif. read more

EU sanctions on Russia

24.01.2015

Under pressure

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‘Rogue’ states targeted by sanctions tended to be poor, underdeveloped basket cases, with close to insignificant trade links with the EU. With Russia, it's different: The EU has to consider the economic costs. read more

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