The Dutch have consistently combined excellent economic relations with Russia with a broader critical dialogue, which has included discussions on politically sensitive issues such as human rights. Balancing the two has always been difficult, often leading to tensions in the relationship.
Is it possible to envisage the use of political incentives as bargaining chips when negotiating with organised crime networks, youth gangs and other “non-conventional” violent actors? What types of political incentives could be provided and what challenges might they represent for democracy?
Moeten we wel of niet wapens leveren aan Oekraïne? Volgens het Handvest van de Verenigde Naties is het leveren van wapens toegestaan, ieder land heeft het recht van zelfverdediging. Maar zou Oekraïne er wel echt door geholpen zijn?