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The faith of crisis

Posted by: msomos on: January 30, 2012

(Photograph by the author) Mark Somos, Cornerstone Last week’s “Athenian Legacies: European Debates on Citizenship” was an unusually thought-provoking conference. The technical thoughts were professionally and well-provoked, and the setting prompted unbidden reflections. It’s hard to think of a better place than Athens to discuss topics like assumptions about human nature in constitutional law, ingroup-outgroup […]

Spain: the unseen multiplier to Greek political risk

Posted by: msomos on: November 4, 2011

Since yesterday, markets around the world have been breathing premature sighs of relief. If Papandreou falls, and elections are called to around late November, it'll coincide with, or shortly follow, the Spanish elections of 20 November. Spain posted 21.52 per cent unemployment last week, the highest in the industrialised world. It is unlikely that the […]

FIFA 2022 must remain in the region, for Qatar’s sake

Posted by: ghanem on: May 20, 2011

The recent allegations of bribery surrounding FIFA and the way it is run must not be allowed to undermine the fact that Qatar's bid has deservedly won the right to host the 2022 World Cup. Sepp Blatter's refusal to rule out a re-run is especially worrying, given that he is standing for election against Asia's […]

Leonie Timmers:

Posted by: jkomuves on: May 13, 2011

On the 30th of April one is supposed to celebrate queens day in the Netherlands, however this year I was instead pleading in the Peace Palace in front of Judge Koroma and Judge Yusuf (ICJ) and Judge Bengt Broms (US-Iran claims tribunal). Why? Because my team (University of Leiden) reached the finals of the Telders […]