• Interview: Dr. Christian Noack

    Interview: Dr. Christian Noack

    May 23, 2014

    This month, our first time guest editor and colleague, Ms. Anna Duszczyk, invited Dr. Christian Noack from the University of Amsterdam, for an in-depth interview on the current crisis in Ukraine. Dr. Noack is an expert on Eastern European History, Media Studies and Slavonic Studies. In this interview, he will discuss his views on the current political situation in Ukraine and the role of Russia and the European Union in the crisis.

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  • Dutch Independency 1813-1913

    Dutch Independency 1813-1913

    August 23, 2013

    A school board published by the Council of Amsterdam on the occasion of the centenary of the Dutch Independency 1813-1913. The central image depicts the arrival of Prince William of Orange at Scheveningen on 30 November 1813. The image is framed with decorated panels containing the names of kings and queens of the Netherlands and names […]

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  • Eeuwfeest der onafhankelijkheid van Belgie Luik 1930

    June 12, 2013

    Poster for the International Exhibition that was organised on the occasion of the centenary of  the Belgian Railways. Image: a worker sitting on an anvil with a blacksmith’s hammer in his hand and looking over a landscape with a city and a river.

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  • South Sudan: Birth Of A Nation

    July 18, 2011

    On 9th July 2011, South-Sudan finally gained independence from Sudan after 50 years of conflicts in Northeasteren Africa. This blog will briefly discuss the most important obstacles that will lie ahead for the people of South-Sudan.

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  • Is Sudan set for a divorce?

    February 3, 2011

    Sudan has a history of protracted conflict between the predominately Muslim north and the largely Christian south. On 9-15 January 2011, the citizens of Southern Sudan took part in a referendum to determine if they wish to become an independent state. Although South Sudan has been an autonomous region since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) […]

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  • What Future for Western Sahara ?

    April 26, 2010

    There is no prospect of resolving the decades-old conflict between Morocco and the Sahrawi independence movement Polisario on the future of Western Sahara. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, came to this conclusion in a gloomy report, dated 6 April 2010, to the Security Council. Ban Ki-moon reported that “it is clear […]

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  • International Court of Justice sets date for public hearings on Kosovo independence

    August 3, 2009

    The Hague, 29 July 2009. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced that it will hold public hearings starting on 1 December 2009 on the question of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence early last year. The United Nations and individual Member States will be able to present oral statements and comments at the ICJ’s headquarters […]

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  • Kosovo

    April 28, 2009

    Last week the International Court of Justice issued a Press Release announcing that 35 Member States of the UN had filed written statements on the question of the Accordance with International Law of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government of Kosovo. On 8 October 2008 the General Assembly of the […]

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