▶︎ The Kurdish Question in Syria

Alex and Tialda in their podcast speculate about the fate of the Kurdish people living in Northern Syria. They briefly look into the history of Kurdish separatism and talk about the future of Kurds in light of the current political climate. [smart_track_player url=”https://radioaf.se/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/kurds-try-five.mp3″ artist=”Tialda de Vries and Alexander Aerts” ]

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,

Italians First, Migrants Second?

Since the commencement of the 5 Stars Movement-Northern League coalition government following the Italian general election on the 4th April 2018, Italy has witnessed an alarming increase in physical and verbal attacks against migrants, Italian black citizens, and shelters and individuals offering support to refugees. To simply play the ¨ignorance

The Fragile State Of American Tolerance

The United States is many things, an ‘economic powerhouse,’ a military superpower, a global engine of technological development, and is considered as one of the oldest Liberal Democracies in the world. Despite all this glory the US is a state that was founded on land stolen from its indigenous population.

Macedonia’s Identity Crisis

On 30th September 2018, Macedonians went to the polls for a historic referendum: should they officially rename their country to the Republic of North Macedonia? Over 90% voted in favour, but only about a third of voters turned out, making the result void. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has declared

Liberté, Egalité, Mbappé: How France’s World Cup Success Highlights its Urban “Territorial Apartheid”

‘Ghetto’ isn’t a word readily associated with the South of France. However, fifteen minutes’ walk from the super yachts, Michelin-starred restaurants and jewellery stores of Marseille’s Vieux-Port is Félix-Pyat, Marseille’s ghetto and France’s poorest district. Félix-Pyat’s residents are relatively homogenous, with low levels of education and healthcare and high rates

NAFTA: Deal or No Deal?

Since taking office, revising American free trade agreements has been a top priority for President Trump and his “America First”-agenda. Living up to his election promises in 2016, President Trump informed Congress in August 2017 that he would renegotiate “the worst trade deal ever signed, anywhere” – namely the North