As economies return to normal, companies and consumers face shortages of industrial commodities, such as steel, drywall, aluminum, and microchips across the globe. Consequently, prices are increasing at a...

All Eyes on the Russian-Ukrainian Border

When soldiers in unmarked green army uniforms appeared during the Ukrainian crisis in February 2014, the Kremlin initially vigorously denied the presence of Russian...

From the Scent of Jasmine to the Smell of Sulfur: The Legacy of the Arab Spring a Decade Later

Ten years ago, a wildfire of revolts touched off in the Arab world, leading to an unprecedented sequence of events that irreversibly changed the...

Democratic Support Without Democracy: Explaining the Popularity of the Chinese Government

Over the past year, international media reports on Chinese politics frequently centred around the oppression of minorities, public surveillance measures, and China’s increasingly aggressive...

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International

From the Scent of Jasmine to the Smell of Sulfur: The Legacy of the Arab Spring a Decade Later

Ten years ago, a wildfire of revolts touched off in the Arab world, leading to an unprecedented sequence of events that irreversibly changed the...

Democratic Support Without Democracy: Explaining the Popularity of the Chinese Government

Over the past year, international media reports on Chinese politics frequently centred around the oppression of minorities, public surveillance measures, and China’s increasingly aggressive...

Refugees – Bargaining Chips of Domestic and International Politics

Over the last decade, Turkey has grown to become one of the nations hosting the most refugees worldwide. People fleeing violence and the lack...

Europe
Europe

Democratic Values? France’s Double Standards in the Ivorian Political Crisis

Unconstitutionally extending presidential terms is a common practice in African politics. Between 1995 and 2015, twenty-three heads of states reached their term limits and...

Media Pluralism and Media Freedom Under Threat in Hungary?

Enshrined in the European Charter on Fundamental Rights and in the European Convention of Human Rights, media freedom and media pluralism are inadmissible elements...

Armenia’s Old Wound – Will It Ever Heal?

This year, on 27 September, an old wound between Armenia and Azerbaijan was reopened. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, referred to as the Artsakh conflict by...

Economics
Economics

Boosting Women Entrepreneurship in the Med: Such a Mad Idea?

5Gender equality, anchored at the very heart of human rights, has been gaining considerable momentum over the course of the past few years. Still,...

State Capitalism in the 21st Century

In recent years, the world has seen a rise in state interventionism. Most of these interventions, especially in developed countries, have to be seen...

AfCFTA: Putting the Cart before the Horse?

Following the commencement of the modern multilateral trading system, particularly with the advent of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), international trade has been institutionalised...

Tech & Environment
Tech & Environment

The Next Pandemic: A Question of When, Not If

On February 9th, 2021, from a closely-guarded conference room in Wuhan, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that it was ‘extremely unlikely’ that SARS-CoV-2...

The Revolution Will Be DM’ed to You

The phenomenon known as the “Facebook Revolution” has evolved markedly since the so-called Arab Spring lasting from 2010 to 2012, when anti-government protests across...

A Tale of Two Cities: Response, Resilience, and Recalibration

As COVID-19 transmission occurs through droplets in the air, overcrowded cities mounted a massive problem for governments around the world. Those who could, fled...

French & German
French & German

La langue, l’outil le plus puissant dans les relations internationales ?

"Die Grenzen meiner Sprache bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt." D’après la citation de Ludwig Wittgenstein, les limites de notre langage expriment également les limites de...

Latinoamérica y la época COVID: Cómo la tecnología podría favorecer a la región

Latinoamérica es una región llena de oportunidades que celebra su diversidad, pero también de retos que la fragmentan. Estudios de la Comisión Económica para...

Durchs Frustessen zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit?

Unser Lebensmittelkonsumverhalten hat sich durch die wiederkehrenden Lockdowns grundlegend verändert. Sowohl die gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen davon als auch die strukturellen sind der Inhalt umfangreicher Forschung,...

Opinion
Opinion

The State of American Progressivism Post-Election: Reviving a Moribund Party

“If we are classifying Tuesday as a success ... we will get f---ing torn apart in 2022”, U.S. Representative Spanberger (D-VA) asserted during...

The Demons of Our Day

"New situations demand new magic" is not a phrase one would expect in the magazine of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Yet Sir Evan-Pritchard’s...

Overcoming Signs of Our Division

The secret ballot allows each citizen to cast their vote as they desire, without outside influences, pressure, repercussions, or censure. Until 1890, US citizens...