Contemporary History & News

Contemporary History & News

In London, Europe’s decline becomes evident

For those arriving in London via Stansted Airport for the first time, the experience might come as a surprise. Yes, Stansted is not the vast international hub that Heathrow is, being more associated with budget airlines. This much is clear, but in a city many regard as a global metropolis, one might expect something a […]

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Lebanon: A Nation on the Brink

The Echo of a Catastrophe On August 4, 2020, the world watched in horror as a massive explosion rocked the Port of Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. The blast, caused by a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port, resulted in at least 218 deaths, over 7,000 injuries, and an estimated $15 […]

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„We are ready to fight“ – What is really behind the newest escalation of the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo?

The atmosphere at the border between Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo can best be described with the word strange. Serbian border guards stand armed to the teeth at the small section that separates the two territories. The tensions that have been in the air for months are clearly tangible. Those who cross the border […]

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