Jonathan Baltensperger — The recent general elections in the Philippines went widely unnoticed by Swiss media. However, a closer look on current political developments in the Philippines suggests to consider an enhanced foreign policy strategy by China, and how this affects the politics in surrounding countries.
Clélia Savary – Le 11 mars 2018, la Colombie vivait ses premières votations législatives depuis les Accords de la Havane consacrant la fin des hostilités entre les FARC et le gouvernement colombien. A l’issue de ce processus, la droite, ouvertement opposée à la paix, confirme sa position, tandis que des petits partis de gauche progressent dans les sondages révélant la polarisation politique de la société […]
Emil Jørgensen Øverbø – On September 11 the Norwegians are going to the polls to elect a new parliament for the next four years. The country is governed by the most right-wing parliament since WW2, yet none right-wing administration has ever managed to get re-elected. This year’s polls show the parties in a close race.
Anna- Lina Müller – Kenya's re-elected president should finally respond to the challenge of Dadaab, the biggest refugee camp in the world. In order to cover both the interests and needs of Kenyan society and the refugee community, a long term strategy that focuses on the integration of the camp’s residents into Kenyan society, is needed.
Elmar Stracke – The City of London versus the countryside, progressives versus traditionalists, regulation versus freedom from state intrusion, egalitarianism versus elitism – different societal cleavages can be used to explain the UK election results. All of them materialise in a very peculiar British controversy: the fox hunt legislation.
Ana Pirinska (31) studied Political Science and Eurasian Studies at Sofia University in Bulgaria and MGIMO in Russia. She has been active in the Bulgarian Socialist Party for many years while also working in journalism and project management. In March this year, she decided to run as a candidate for a seat in the National Parliament. Though unfortunately not successful, this experience motivated her even […]