Different Shades of Denial: are the White House and the German far right relativizing the Holocaust?

Auschwitz II-Birkenau, November 2016. Picture by Marieke Zoodsma

By Marieke Zoodsma   January is an important month for those involved in Holocaust remembrance; the 27th of January, the day that Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by the Red Army, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a month… Continue Reading

Populist rivalry: Trump’s impact on the future and politics of Israel


   Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 (creative commons).   By Laurien Vastenhout   After a period of disbelief and evasive responses, the world now has to face that Donald Trump is President of the United States. To the extent possible,… Continue Reading

The Power of the UN to protect Humanity – Part I The Security Council


  By Iona Mulder –   The UN was founded after the Second World War with the primary goal of protecting peace and security in the world. One of the most important elements of this goal is the protection of… Continue Reading

Two Steps Forward and One Step Back – The Dynamics of Denial in Post-Milošević Serbia


During the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, Bosnian Muslim protesters held up a banner with Aleksander Vučić’s war-time statement that for every dead Serb, 100 Muslims should be killed. Photo by: Marieke Zoodsma   By Koen Kluessien –  … Continue Reading