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Archive for August 2018

Celebrating 10 years of YPFP Brussels

Since our launch in 2008, the Brussels branch of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy has welcomed thousands of members to hundreds of events, organised by many talented volunteers. Whether it be our Ambassador Series or pub quizzes, we are extremely proud of everything we have achieved in ten years, and look forward to many more…

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Macron: Savior of Europe?

By Melissa Trimble The recent volatility in world markets and politics, which can mostly be attributed to the United States’ trade wars among other emerging globalization trends, has rendered the so-called global order more unstable than in recent years. As media outlets attempt to follow the main, and increasingly fickle, dialogue, they fail to see…

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The More Politics Change in Zimbabwe, the More They Stay the Same

By Bart Connolly The July 30 elections had the potential to mark a pivotal change in Zimbabwe’s trajectory. While there were some surprises around the election in Harare, it seems the new Zimbabwe is much like the old.   Leading up to the polls Emmerson Mnangagwa, the interim president finishing the term of ousted leader…

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Say hello to your YPFP Summer Reading List!

In addition to your sunglasses, comfy clothes and cheerful mood, do not forget to take with you a few stimulating online readings from the YPFP Summer Reading List. It will be the perfect combination for a beautiful day outdoors while reading exciting pieces picked by YPFP members and staff. Check out our five selections for…

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Digging Up Diplomacy: The Salwa Canal and the Saudi-Qatar Stalemate

This article was originally posted in Political Insights. BY SOPHIE OLVER-ELLIS   With the Saudi led blockade against Qatar entering its second year, the socio-political and economic stalemate looks set to become more complex. Dr. Sophie Olver-Ellis reflects on the effect of the construction of the Salwa Canal on Qatar and Saudi Arabia.   With the…

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