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Black Lives Matter also surfaces in Taipei

A Black Lives Matter rally was recently held in Taipei, in which members of Taiwan’s indigenous community participated.

Jean Raspail, a pessimistic visionary

In his visionary 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints, Jean Raspail predicted the downfall of Europe due to uncontrolled mass immigration.

Uruguay, no longer the Switzerland of South America

Uruguay long deserved its reputation of being the “Switzerland of South America”. Unfortunately, in recent years it has become a drug hub.

The EU and the AU share little more than declarations of intent

Africa’s many problems and also its lack of self-reflection represent a big challenge for the European Union.

The Battle of Tsushima, the beginning of the end for Czarist Russia

At the beginning of the 20th century, declining Russia suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of emerging Japan.

The current pandemic and Taiwan’s continuing international isolation

The coronavirus outbreak highlights again Taiwan's difficult international position due to China's might.

An American officer and a Spanish doctor

Both in Europe and the US, people speaking up against their government´s handling of the coronavirus crisis are loosing their jobs.

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