Book Review: R. Holbrooke — To End A War

Leiden, Non. Oct. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C., "The road emerged from the woods and reached a steep incline above the Sarajevo valley, where, hugging the mountain wall, it suddenly narrowed. On our left was a nearly vertical wall, to our right a sharp drop-off. [...] As we approached the last French tank, we saw a soldier yelling... Continue Reading →

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Sectarian Conflict And Why We Should Care About Constitutional Design

Leiden, a.d. prid. Kal. Oct. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C., The list of ethno-religious civil wars is long, too long. To name but a few, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Rwanda, but also Switzerland and the UK, have all suffered, or are still suffering from sectarian conflict. The first five countries were all autocracies when civil strife occurred, introducing fair and... Continue Reading →

Independència/ Unthirldom: How Devolution Reinforced the Independence Movements

Leiden, a.d. XVII Kal. Oct. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C., Yesterday were Catalonia's parliamentary elections. Several parties ran on a separatist platform, some of which are united in Junts pel Sí (Together for Yes, JxSí). JxSí has framed these parliamentary elections as a de facto referendum on Catalan independence. If a majority had voted for JxSí, President Mas, affiliated with... Continue Reading →

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