• A Pioneering War Crimes Tribunal Comes to an End

    A Pioneering War Crimes Tribunal Comes to an End

    • December 14, 2017

    At the end of December, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) closes its doors after 24 years in business.

    The United Nations court, situated in The Hague, was established in 1993 with the goal of providing accountability …

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  • The General and the Genocide

    The General and the Genocide

    • November 26, 2017

    General Ratko Mladić has been sentenced to life in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The court found the former Bosnian Serb military chief guilty of one count of genocide and ten crimes against humanity, plus …

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  • Merkel’s “Homelessness” of Power and the Future of the EU

    Merkel’s “Homelessness” of Power and the Future of the EU

    • October 23, 2017

    It has been very quiet in Berlin after the general election of 24 September. Yes, Angela Merkel officially won the election with 26.8% or 200 seats in the new Bundestag. However, her Christian Democrats (CDU) together with the Christian Social …

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  • The German Election: A (Preliminary) Analysis

    The German Election: A (Preliminary) Analysis

    • September 28, 2017

    Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière, of the Christian Democrats (CDU), had a hard time defending his seat in Sunday’s general election in Germany. This is rather surprising given that his riding in Saxony, close to Dresden, in the …

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  • A New G-20 for a Leaderless World

    A New G-20 for a Leaderless World

    • July 14, 2017

    The US retreat from leadership of liberal multilateralism could open a policy space for new members within a reformed G-20.

     

    The 2017 G-20 summit, normally dull and technical, emerges as a key transition point in global power relations. G-20 …

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  • CETA after Opinion 2/15: Legal Clarity or Confusion?

    CETA after Opinion 2/15: Legal Clarity or Confusion?

    • July 13, 2017

    By Jens Ladefoged Mortensen

    Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

    The EU’s trading partners must wonder what goes on inside Europe. What does it take to get a trade deal done? True, trade negotiations are notoriously complex. The CETA …

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