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Tim Brinkhof

Tim Brinkhof

Tim Brinkhof is a U.S.-based Dutch journalist interested in the intersection of national politics and popular culture.

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Ukraine and Russia Are Locked in a Dispute Over Ancient Crimean Artifacts

Ukraine and Russia Are Locked in a Dispute Over Ancient Crimean Artifacts

Crimea's history as a crossroads of the ancient world is reflected in its rich archaeological record and, above all, its Scythian burial gifts. Once a reminder of the shared history uniting East with West, the delicate necklaces, gold-covered laurel wreaths and engraved swords have today become symbols of increasing separation.

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The Double-Edged Sword of Dutch Hit Drama ‘Mocro Maffia’

The Double-Edged Sword of Dutch Hit Drama ‘Mocro Maffia’

Admirers of the Dutch crime drama “Mocro Maffia” see it as brutally honest and ultimately informative. Its detractors insist it is a sensational take on a topic that should be handled with greater nuance, a wish-fulfilling fantasy exacerbating the societal problems it aims to address.

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A Show That Pits Japan Against the World Brings a Dark Past to Life

A Show That Pits Japan Against the World Brings a Dark Past to Life

In “Attack on Titan,” Marley wants to eradicate the Eldians inside the walls before they have a chance to avenge the persecution and enslavement of their brethren abroad, just like some supporters of Article 9 modification believe Japan needs to be able to defend itself in case China, South Korea or North Korea decides to take revenge for the suffering endured under Japanese rule.

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How Disgruntled Farmers Uprooted Dutch Politics

How Disgruntled Farmers Uprooted Dutch Politics

More than anything, the Farmer-Citizen Movement has the potential to seriously obstruct the country’s battle against climate change. Even if the party proves willing and able to engage in productive conversation with the political establishment, this won’t change the fact that — ultimately — you cannot fight global warming without also cutting down on agriculture.

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