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Happy Sunday, everybody!

Only 51 weeks are left of this year now, so keep being smart with the goals you’ve set for 2017!


I have had a busy work and study week, while it is incredibly cold here in Hungary. OK, perhaps nothing compared to Alaska or Canada, but pretty cold for our measures. Perfect for staying in and studying. At least the sun is shining, otherwise it would be really bleak.

Here are some of the stories from this first cold week of 2017.

A Tale of Two Turkeys

2016 had brought Turkey from being one of the most stable tourist destinations among Arab states to the brink of political collapse and ignoring human rights requirements. What would it take to turn back is the question now.

Cutting UN Funding is Like Punishing Madison Square Garden When the Knicks Lose

The USA witholding funds would endanger the overall work of the UN and that’s what Congress threatens to bring forth over last month’s vote of the Security Council (which the US didn’t even oppose).

Trumping International Law? Implications of the 2016 US presidential election for the international legal order

Less than two weeks to go until Trump’s inauguration, and the international community is still just guessing whatever might come thereafter.

Justice for Syria – Should Bashar al-Assad be tried in a German court?

It would be a tremendous job for the German legal system but there could be consequences that might worth it.

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