The Curse of Azerbaijan’s Black Gold The Correlation between Oil Wealth, the West and Authoritarianism

Much research has been done on the alleged resource curse. This resource curse, or the paradox of plenty, refers to the general idea that co [...]

The Montenegro Gambit NATO and Russia Vying for Influence in the Balkans

On 19 May 2016, the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) signed an Accession Protocol with Montenegro, paving [...]

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Two Years Later, Crimea is Still Russian An international Law Perspective

On March 18 2016, Russia celebrated the second anniversary of the annexation of Crimea. The region had been under Ukrainian control since 19 [...]

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The Illusion of the Neutral Buffer State Why the Dutch People Should Say ‘Yes’ in the Referendum on Ukraine

“Are you in favour or against the Approval Act of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine?” [...]