Security and Expert Knowledge in Times of Revolution: the ‘Arab Spring’ Anno 2016
The academic aftermath of the ‘Arab Spring’ shows that historians are right to abstain from quick interpretations of sudden events of immediate ‘historical magnitude’. But what exactly were the insidious effects of time pressure on expert knowledge?
Buridan’s Ass and its Historical Traumas
The political situation of the small post-Soviet Republic of Moldova has worsened in 2015, following disputes in the pro-European coalition that has been governing the country since 2009. This blogpost discusses the historical roots of this conflict and analyses why Moldova’s choice is such a difficult one.