Author: Natalie Sarkic-Todd

Montenegro is a study in contrasts: a proudly traditional culture that adopts the latest technology and trends with ease; a rugged, mountainous topology that drops dramatically to the gentle Adriatic Sea via modern highways and old, winding roads; and a climate of baking dry heat in the summer, turning to cooling rain and snow-topped peaks in the winter.  (More…)

My first visit to the Africa Museum in Belgium was accidental. Moving the family from London,  I was looking for a new school and nearby home. (More…)

Recent political events in the UK have shattered preconceptions and questioned our values. Who are we? What do we stand for? Where do we belong? (More…)

We arrived late in the evening by car from Brussels to Podgorica. No small feat, given the length of the journey and borders closing due to Coronavirus. We found ourselves following the Israeli cycling team out of Belgium’s Ardennes. (More…)

It wasn’t the Russians – it was us. We did this to ourselves. We decided to dismantle our democracy. With not inconsiderable support from American vested interests. (More…)

Four years ago extremism came to Brussels. It exploded in the airport and metro, and in our hearts. Although we knew it could happen here, we didn’t expect it. (More…)

Last year, as the UK approached its original March 31st Brexit deadline,  The Battleground interviewed British Green MEP Molly Scott Cato about defending democracy, fighting fascism and false narratives. (More…)

When the history of Brexit is written, the chapter on propaganda will be the biggest. From the slogans and disinformation to the tabloid headlines, it could be its own book, really. (More…)

It used to be said that art imitates life. But in a world of larger-than-life leaders elected thanks to fame or fortune, we begin to see life imitating art. Pop art, to be more precise. (More…)

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