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About Ragnar Weilandt

Ragnar Weilandt is a doctoral researcher at the Université libre de Bruxelles and the University of Warwick as well as an occasional journalist. He tweets at @ragnarweilandt.

Articles by Ragnar Weilandt

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

After Mugabe: dawn of a new error in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa might bring socio-economic improvements, but don’t count on him ushering in a new era of democracy.

Is Trump repeating Bush’s worst mistakes?

The early signs of the new Trump administration’s policies towards the Middle East suggest that he is poised to repeat some of the Bush administration’s most fatal errors.

Brexit might provide an opportunity for genuine change in Europe

At a time when the EU and its members are struggling with crises and therefore have more than enough on their plates, British voters decided to hand it yet another major crisis.

My 350 on BREXIT: An act of utter ignorance

Many have claimed that it is high time for the establishment to start listening. It is not. Rather, it is high time Leave voters started listening.”

Why Austria almost elected a fascist president

Alexander van der Bellen’s narrow win was a pyrrhic victory. Interviewed shortly before the election, writer Robert Menasse offered a compelling explanation for his country’s flirt with fascism.

A sky full of drones

Western enthusiasm for Malala Yousafzai overshadows the fact that western policies deny children in Pakistan their most basic rights. The short-term memory of the media cycle, coupled with political self-interest and selective attention continue to marginalise the trauma of CIA drones.

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