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The Nine Lives of the Rassemblement National

By Therese Mager, Research Institute Social Cohesion (RISC)/ReCentGlobe, Leipzig University On 24 April 2022, French president Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in a run-off vote, securing a second five-year term. In the days leading up to the election, French journalists and experts emphasized a polarized France, speaking of a...

We Didn’t Start the Fire: Military Interventions from Kosovo to Kiev

by Katharina Ristić Only a few days before the attack on Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin responded to those scandalized by the prospect of a war in Europe, reminding Europeans that such a war had already taken place. In 1999, he said, it was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)...

Actors and Archives on the Move – Studying Mid-20th Century Black Radicalism and Anticolonial Activism

by Lena Dallywater (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography) and Ana Moledo (Leipzig University) Part I – Some methodological reflections on the intricacies involved in our research Recently, the scholarly interest in Black Activism and Black Internationalism, and the movements, networks and ideas of intellectuals and activists has been increasing as...

Putin’s Cheerleaders: How the War in Ukraine Jeopardizes France’s Populist Presidential Candidates

By Therese Mager, Research Institute Social Cohesion (FGZ)/ ReCentGlobe, Leipzig University – As is the case throughout Europe, French politics have been turned upside-down by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Unlike most nations, however, France is mere weeks away from a general election. The onset of war has triggered a...

Putin’s Cheerleaders: How the War in Ukraine Jeopardizes France’s Populist Presidential Candidates

By Therese Mager, Research Institute Social Cohesion (FGZ)/ ReCentGlobe, Leipzig University – As is the case throughout Europe, French politics have been turned upside-down by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Unlike most nations, however, France is mere weeks away from a general election. The onset of war has triggered a...

Africa and the Russian Aggression against Ukraine – A Blog Series

By Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel, Institute of African Studies – How have African states and their continental organisation, the African Union (AU), responded to Russia’s aggression against the Ukraine? Have they developed a sense of unity – or are historic trajectories along Cold War lines playing out? Moreover, does their...
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