▶︎ The Current Rise Of Right-Wing Extremism In Germany

Listen to it on iTunes (UPF Lund) This podcast sheds light on recent attacks carried out by right-wing extremists in Germany such as the Halle attack and the killing of CDU politician Walter Lübcke. By comparing facts and figures about left and right-wing extremism and discussing possible reasons for differences in former

‘Fog In Channel, Continent Cut Off’: A Brief Account Of Euroscepticism In The UK

According to a famous story, a 1940s headline in one of the British newspapers once read: ‘Fog in Channel, Continent Cut Off’. While its existence has been disputed, the headline has since often been used as a symbol of Britain’s individualism and sense of isolationism with regard to continental Europe,

Post-Soviet Ideology In The New Russian Empire

The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, the Warsaw pact, and Comecon, was succeeded by the creation of 16 independent nation states. It was not only the political collapse of a state, but an ideological collapse of the belief in communism; an ideology that had played a significant role in

Out in the Cold: The Post-Soviet “Frozen Conflict Zones”

On 26th December 1991, the Soviet flag was lowered from the Kremlin for the final time, and the pre-revolutionary Trikolor was raised for the first time since 1917. The Soviet Union was no more, and fifteen countries stood in its place, either regaining their independence or taking it for the

Brother leader or a Mad dog? The Rise and fall of Muammar Gaddafi

For four decades Gaddafi acted as guarantor of Lybia’s stability and a careful moderator between tribal leaders, reconciling warring parties and delicately handling the hangovers of the past that still woke old demons from time to time. Gaddafi, as vigilant keeper of a unified Africa, kept a weather eye open,