No 1, 10 January 2018

“There is a great aspiration for peace and justice”
The Independent Expert of the United Nations visited Venezuela | by Prof Dr iur. et phil. Alfred-Maurice de Zayas*
Make 2018 a year of international understanding
by Karl Müller
Switzerland – EU: A relation of equals?
Legal certainty in good faith looks somewhat different | by Dr iur Marianne Wüthrich
Catalonia – now only a genuine dialogue remains!
by Dr phil René Roca, “Forschungsinstitut direkte Demokratie” (Research Institute Direct Democracy)
Basque Country makes proposal for mediation
Syrian city of Raqqa on brink of epidemic
US government does not allow Serbian experts de-mining in Syria
German government should set new course
How can democracy in Germany become more direct?
by Christian Fischer
Cold War and transatlantic networks – yesterday and today
On the exhibition “Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and Cold war” | by Urs Knoblauch, Cultural Publicist, Fruthwilen
The Sonderbund War – the last armed conflict on Swiss soil
by Dr phil. René Roca, Research Institute for Direct Democracy (
Willy Randin honoured with the Albert-Schweitzer-Prize 2017
Schweitzer’s works and ideas have strongly influenced his life | by Fritz von Gunten, president SHV