The Best Place in the World to be a Woman

October 24, 2016

When will women finally be paid on par with men? Forty-one years ago, on October 24, 1975, nine out of every ten women in Iceland—some 25,000—got up from their desks, turned off the stoves and handed the children over to the dads to protest against gender inequality. As they went home at...

Qatar and Iceland: A Study in Soft Power Strategy

October 10, 2016

Qatar should take note of Iceland’s successful use of soccer as a tool of soft power. The contrast in soccer soft power between Qatar and Iceland speaks volumes. A comparison of the strategies of both countries demonstrates that it takes more than money to leverage soccer to create political,...

Iceland Will Not Join the European Union

February 04, 2015

In this edition of the Interview, Fair Observer talks to former Icelandic Foreign Minister Jon Baldvin Hannibalsson. We usually don’t find it making the headlines, but Iceland is a nation that has struggled with the question of whether to join the European Union (EU) or not. It has...