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International

A Tenuous Optimism: Potential Effects of Lula’s Leadership on Brazil

“I’m here to say that Brazil is ready to come back,” proclaimed new Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, often called Lula, at...

Let’s Get Creative! The Importance of Creativity in International Policy Studies

What is the most essential quality that graduate students should possess in the field of international policy studies? Some might argue that it is the...

The Rusty “Development Machine” in Guinea-Bissau

It is common for university students to become easily disillusioned with their first post-graduate positions. This is especially true in industries, which reveal stark...

Europe
Europe

The Women of Ukraine: Between Agency and Victimhood

Mainstream, or better said “male-stream,” interpretations of war are gender blind and peripheralize women’s experiences during armed conflict. Structured by masculine assumptions, they obscure...

Maritime Crossroads: The Re-emergence of the Mediterranean as a Potential Source of Supply and Conflict

After thirty years of marginalisation following the end of the Cold War, the Mediterranean is now experiencing a season of profound internal restructuring that...

What is the Future of Austrian Security Policy?

For the longest time, Austria has enjoyed a relatively stable internal security environment. The country is predominantly adjacent to democratic neighboring states that are...

Economics
Economics

The Little Things That Matter: Semiconductors and the New Geopolitics of the 21st Century

Whether you have chosen to read this article in a digital or physical medium, it is vital to know that it would not have...

The Forgotten Crisis in Afghanistan

August 2021 was a month like no other for eleven-year-old Temur and his family. This was, of course, when the Taliban succeeded in toppling...

What 43 Billion Dollars Could Have Done: The Economic Crisis in Sri Lanka and its Regional Implications

Around the same time Elon Musk made a bid for Twitter at 43 billion USD, Sri Lanka defaulted on its 51 billion USD external...

Tech & Environment
Tech & Environment

The COP 27 Loss and Damage Fund is Good for Africa, but Not Good Enough

“Climate chaos is a crisis of biblical proportions. The signs are everywhere. Instead of a burning bush we have a burning planet,” the UN...

Climate Change Adaptation: Why Private Funding is needed and how to encourage it

The world has reached a stage where there is consensus among most states that climate change is a serious challenge which needs to be...

Tesla vs. Edison: Why this Century-old Conflict has Gained Renewed Relevance

Picture this: Chicago, 1893. You are standing in the midst of the legendary World’s Fair, which this year is commemorating the 400th anniversary of...

French & German
French & German

Filmkritik: „Eismayer:“ Wenn toxische Männlichkeit durch ein Coming-Out entschuldigt wird

Der österreichische Spielfilm „Eismayer“ von David Wagner thematisiert mit einer berührenden Liebesgeschichte zwischen dem Vizeleutnant Charles Eismayer und dem Rekruten Mario Falak veraltete Bilder...

Transcaucasie: la politique d’influence russe à l’heure de la tentation occidentale

Au cœur de l’actualité depuis le 24 février 2022, date de l’invasion de l’Ukraine par les forces russes, les rivalités entre puissances russes et...

Vers un nouveau printemps arabe ? Le pouvoir d’Al Sissi au bord du gouffre

Ce n’était ni les décennies de répression politique ni l’absence de liberté d’expression qui ont poussé les révoltes contre le régime de Moubarak -...

Opinion
Opinion

No End in Sight for China’s Zero-Covid Policy

While the world is simultaneously grappling with the economic impacts of the war in Ukraine – sanctions, rising inflation and energy prices, global supply...

Maximizing the momentum: Europe’s security dilemma and the new Strategic Compass

Emergence of a European security strategy Almost eighteen years after the EU adopted its first security strategy (ESS), six years after its predecessor – the...

It’s Time For Us To Part Our Ways

“For 8 years in Donbas, instead of building the showcase of the Russian world, they came up with this sanctuary of shit,” war...