How to Solve the European Refugee Crisis and Tackle Populism – Draft V1

Ever wondered why no one has solved Europe’s so-called refugee crisis yet? For a whole bunch of reasons, including that it is a very complex problem, that it involves such a range of myths believed by refugees, liberals, and conservatives, and that there is no leadership towards constructive solutions. However, the reason it has not … More How to Solve the European Refugee Crisis and Tackle Populism – Draft V1

Hipocrisy, bigotry, and the window of opportunity – or: why it’s good for us that no one has a plan on Trump

“The situation remains extremely complicated. You still have (…) an atmosphere, a difficult operating environment where counterterrorism legislation and the threat of legal action is in place. And where there’s a very kind of risk-averse international community who are worried about legal threats, reputational threats …””Tension (…) remains high as the economic crisis which has … More Hipocrisy, bigotry, and the window of opportunity – or: why it’s good for us that no one has a plan on Trump

Terrorism in Europe? I’m so tired of your game

Shock – solidarity messages – anger – blame – forget – repeat. Paris, Brussels, Nice, Istanbul, Molenbeek, Ansbach, Berlin… Is that really all we are capable of? Is that really all we answer to these people destroying lives? Yes, of course I’m shocked too. Every case in which innocent people suffer and lose their lives … More Terrorism in Europe? I’m so tired of your game

Denied realities: Neither Brexit nor Trumpism would have happened if we all played by improvised theatre’s rules

This may seem like the most random title with a view to what’s happening in the world. It’s not – the strong divisions within societies, be it within the American, the British, the European, or in fact any other society with simmering tensions, are a product of “us” denying the reality “they” are proclaiming as … More Denied realities: Neither Brexit nor Trumpism would have happened if we all played by improvised theatre’s rules

“Yes, and” – What improvised theatre means for (international) conflict

No worries, this post is not trying to convince you to become an actor. (Although that certainly adds some value too!) Improvised theatre essentially means (have a quick Youtube search if this is new) actors performing on a usually prop-free stage, entirely without script, without knowing what the scene or piece they are playing is … More “Yes, and” – What improvised theatre means for (international) conflict