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James Carstensen

Graduate law student (Juris Doctors) with four years of geopolitics and legal journalism and case reporting experience, and seven years of legal research and paralegal experience, with a network of contacts in E.U. organisations, universities, law firms and think tanks. 

Particularly familiar West European & E.U. policy and international law, as well as eyes on Russia, Turkey, Iran and Syria.

I've worked in Australia, Japan, China, Sweden and (currently) Germany and can write in English and German.

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More than half a year into the pandemic, top lawyers and experts on the ground explain how the nation has addressed a pandemic that many fear is threatening a second wave.


When then Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu, who was seen as more liberal and pro-Western than President Erdogan, stepped down, uncertainty surrounded future relations between Turkey and the West. Unlike Erdogan, Davutoglu held a much more E.U.-inclusive view and as such, was seen as the key mediator between Turkey and the E.U., personally brokering the migrant agreement with Merkel.


The European Union announced Wednesday that it has sealed a deal with Germany’s BioNTech and Pfizer in the United States to secure 300 million doses of their newly-developed coronavirus vaccine.


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