Rudi Rotthier (1957) is a Belgian journalist and travel writer.

He has been working on different editorial floors (news, politics, foreign affairs...) at Flemish newspaper De Morgen between 1980 and 1989. Since that time, he has written articles for De Morgen, De Standaard Magazine, De Volkskrant, Wereldwijd, De Wereld Morgen. Most of his pieces deal with labour, exploitation, religion...

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Rudi Rotthier

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  • Armed conflict
  • Politics

ISLAMABAD -- The American president Obama described a part of Pakistan as ‘the most dangerous place on earth’. The country is dangerous in two ways: dangerous to itself, as few places yield as many bomb attacks and victims, but also dangerous to the rest of the world, as the bombings are exported and Pakistan is a nuclear power, with ‘Islamic’ bombs that are perhaps not sufficiently secured.

The Divided States of America

  • Politics

USA - Rudi Rotthier traveled through The United States of America and found nuance alongside persevering anger, bitterness alongside resistance, and most of all, a lot of misunderstanding.

The Netherlands and Spinoza

The Dutch philosopher Spinoza is 'in the air', interest in him recently increasing considerably. At the same time, however, The Netherlands seem to turn away from the freedom of expression and tolerance that are championed in his work.