Den frusna konflikten med frusna lösningar

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By Sakke Teerikoski 2010-talet blev ett minst sagt händelserikt och konfliktfyllt årtionde i Mellanösterns historia. Arabvåren, kriget i Syrien, kriget mot IS, kriget i Jemen och blockaden mot Qatar. Regionens årtionde har ständigt präglats av terrorgruppers uppgång och fall samt av växande spänningar mellan Iran och Saudiarabien. Därtill ökar den…

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Choosing the West or choosing the East

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By Sakke Teerikoski May 2019 marks 15 years since the large eastern expansion of the European Union took place. Ten new member states from Central and Eastern Europe joined the Union on May 1, 2004. Three new members from the south-eastern corner of the continent have joined since, and several…

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Ivory

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By Sakke Teerikoski African elephants are on the decline. Large-scale illegal hunting is threatening populations across the continent to answer the global demand for ivory. This trade fuels militant groups that poach elephants and smuggle ivory for income. Lack of control causes illegal ivory to enter the legal market with…

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A nuclear power struggle in South Africa

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By Sakke Teerikoski In Spring 2018, South African grassroot activists Liz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala were rewarded the Goldman Prize for stopping an unlawful nuclear deal of the South African government through a long court process. This was just one of many twists in the long series of corruption allegations…

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The Countdown Has Begun

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By Sakke Teerikoski In November 2017 it was decided that the European Medical Agency would move from London to Amsterdam and the European Banking Agency would move from London to Paris. Many European cities campaigned for getting these agencies, and it became sort of a symbol for the British exit…

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