Crucial political decisions cannot be made on good instincts

Werner Ustorf questions the increase of British nationalist politics since Brexit. Photo: Werner Ustorf / Flickr.

Of: Louise Ekelund

New forms of nationalistic features have been recognized in recent years in modern developed countries, inter alia northern European countries. Historically, it has shown that nationalist policies become more popular in conjunction with flourishing modern processes and revolutions. How come that humans find security and confidence in nationalist thinking when they get exposed to changes they can not influence by themselves?

December 17, 2021, Chronicle, English, Magazine

Week 38: Debaters demand that Sweden take responsibility for saving the rainforests

Sweden must do more to counteract the climate crisis and preserve the world's rainforests, several Swedish debaters have written during the past week. Photo: Canva.

Of: Beata Fylkner and Linnea Ljungar

Sweden has an obligation to act more strongly when it comes to the devastation of rainforests, several Swedish debaters have expressed during the past week. At the same time, Angela Merkel is leaving power after 16 years as Chancellor of Germany and several lead writers are predicting tough challenges for the country in the future. The submarine deal between France and Australia has also been at the center of this week's debate.

September 27, 2021, Current debate

State of emergency in Ethiopia following the resignation of the Prime Minister

Of: Deborah Solomon

Ethiopia has declared a six-month state of emergency following the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on 15 February. The resignation came in an attempt to quell protests and unrest in the nation. The main cause for concern is that one of the country's minority groups, Tigray, has the ruling political power in Ethiopia and planned to expand the capital Addis Ababa to Oromia, […]

March 27, 2018, News