Camp Century: The Cold War’s thawing legacy

In the 1960s, locked in a power game with the East, the United States sought to assert its power against the Eastern Bloc. Thus, the decision was made to build a military base beneath...

The Female Tide of Russian Conservatism

A century ago, after revolutions which toppled the Tsar, Russia became one of the first countries to grant women the right to vote. International Women’s Day was declared a national holiday that same year....

The Failing Marriage of Convenience

The 2015 nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) struck between the Islamic Republic of Iran and six world powers - the US, UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany – used to be the...

Look at me! This is Attention Economics!

There’s a new resource in today’s economic market, which has spawned a lucrative, fast-paced industry, and is more sought after than any other. That resource is not oil or diamonds, but attention, and the economy...

The death of an Empire, the birth of a Republic: Austria commemorates its 100th...

This year, Austria commemorates the 100th anniversary of the deaths of four titans of Viennese modernism: Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Kolomon Moser and Otto Wager. Yet 2018 also marks several other notable anniversaries which...

The EU as a Global Actor?

The European Union is facing new challenges, particularly in regards to its decision-making and the Ukrainian crisis, according to a panel of experts gathered at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna to discuss the EU...

Ksenia Sobchak: Russian Opposition Maker or Breaker?

Ksenia Sobchak, aka. the Russian Paris Hilton, is now the official opposition candidate in the 2018 Russian presidential elections. Her surprise candidacy raises questions about her glitzy background, shaky legitimacy and shady aims. Is...
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Kim Jong-un’s Game of Thrones

Tensions between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea over the latter’s nuclear programme are now higher than ever after the DPRK’s latest nuclear test in September. The nuclear crisis is...
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R2P: R.I.P.

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at the 2005 World Summit, all signatories of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine were bound to protect citizens against wrongdoings of genocide, ethnic cleansing and crimes against...
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Bucking the System – A New Campaign Strategy Changes Austrian Elections

Using an anti-system campaign strategy has defined a new approach to elections across Europe, with the Austrian Freedom Party joining the Austrian People’s Party in a coalition government after the National Council vote in...