People who are unhappy with their governments can be found anywhere. But often, apart from demonstrations, not much happens. However, that’s not the case for Brazil. There have already been many demonstration waves over the last years. Against the world cup, against the Olympics and now against corruption and the government. Often those demonstrations are… Read More What is going on in Brazil?
The country Thailand is often associated with many things. Usually pleasant ones. Holidays in the sun, Thai food, Thai culture, the night life in Bangkok and so on. But that is soon to be over. Since a coup d’état in 2014, the country faces a severe decline of democracy and human rights. It found… Read More What is the future of the junta in Thailand?
Fights broke out between Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers today. Most diplomats knew it would happen sooner or later. During a visit at the council of Europe in Strasbourg in February I witnessed the tensions between both countries’ representatives, during speeches. The council’s former president, Anne Brasseur, whom we spoke with, also expressed her concern about… Read More New escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan