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Between Bullets And Memories – The Story of The Portuguese Ultramar

The Portuguese Ultramar was a long and bloody period of clashes between Portugal's armed forces and liberation movements in its colonies Angola, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique. The grandfather of our author Ana Matilde wa... (more)

Memorial of Independence in Kyiv, Ukraine

Life and Hope in the Age of Crisis – Experiences of 4 Young Ukrainians

The recent past in the Ukraine was marked by several crises, interrupted by short periods of well-being. Taras Oleksyn presents four Ukrainians who experienced war, flight and the pandemic and who talk about how they sur... (more)

A New Meaning to an Old Book

I was twelve years old. And I clearly remember the MI-24 combat attack helicopter flying over our garden, which for me signified the beginning of the conflict, or the shooting from our railway station.

Travelling Nowhere

Olexandr grew up in Sverdlovsk, a small mining town close to the Russian border. When war reached his hometown on June 20, 2014, Olexandr's entire life changed.

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If the Crisis or War Comes: Swedish Defense in the New Millennium

Recent years have seen a rise in the number of nations across the world undergoing rearmament. Military strength has become more important again in International Relations. In pursuit of this trend, and incited by increa... (more)

20 Years After Bombing of Serbia: A Void in Architecture and in Our Minds

Milena from Serbia takes us to Belgrade and shows a building that is aptly described as "void" and what it tells us about the spring of 1999, when Belgrade was bombed.

Where Were You When… the War in Ukraine Began in 2014?

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is back on the international agenda.On a political level, we can trace all the steps in the series of armed confrontations. But how do young people experience these times? We talke... (more)

What if … you were drafted to defend your country tomorrow?

Over one hundred years ago, many of our ancestors couldn´t wait to fight for their country. Some even volunteered to go to the front. With the memory of two world wars and countless military conflicts, the attitude towar... (more)

Heroes of Freedom – An Important Anniversary in the Fight Against Mafia

Mafia has always been a strong presence in the Italian country. Some Italians, instead of accepting the situation, raised their head and proved that Mafia can be defeated with a constant fight for legality. Among them we... (more)

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