We commemorate wars and genocides, but our collective memory seems unfit to remember other catastrophes like pandemics. An essay about learning from the past.
In a new book chapter I co-authored, I examine the roles and responsibilities of the media in the portrayal of victims of wartime sexual violence.
‘Such sensibility is the sensibility of a lady who faints when she sees a calf being killed’ (Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace). My piece for Dutch daily Trouw.
Six years after the genocide against the Yezidi minority in Iraq, media attention and political willingness to act is waining. Why?
Turkey pursues an increasingly agressive foreign policy and threatens international cooperation in NATO and the EU. My analysis of the situation appeared in the Dutch monthly paper De Kanttekening.
For the Dutch Review of Books, I reviewed the (former) Dutch UN ambassador’s book on the Netherlands’ membership of the Security Council.
I wrote for Legal Tribune Online (LTO), Germany’s leading online magazine for lawyers, about the Dutch initiative to hold Syria accountable.
For JusticeInfo I provided some legal and diplomatic context on the decision of the Dutch government to hold the Syrian state accountable for torture.
I commented on the upcoming verdict of the Lebanon tribunal in an analysis of international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW).
For the Global Policy journal I reviewed Alex J. Bellamy’s thoughtfull book “World Peace (And How We Can Achieve It)”.