After 100 long years, Henry Kissinger is dead. “Washington’s Kingmaker” thoroughly shaped the modern world of geopolitics and international relations throughout his career, often in favor of the United States. His reputation preceded him, even bringing him to the halls of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, where his face...

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Deceit, Death, and Schmoozing: the Life and Times of Henry Kissinger

After 100 long years, Henry Kissinger is dead. “Washington’s Kingmaker” thoroughly shaped the modern world of geopolitics and international relations throughout his career, often...

International Law and the Taliban’s Severe Violation of Human Rights in Afghanistan

Since the fall of the Republic of Afghanistan in mid-August 2021 and the Taliban’s takeover, the people of Afghanistan live not only in a...

Where Will Brazil Draw the Line on Free Speech?

This October, the Brazilian newspaper O Globo revealed that during the Bolsonaro administration, the country’s intelligence service, Abin (Agência Brasileira de Inteligência), had been...

Europe

A Fight for a Democratic Europe: Belarus in Captivity Between East and West

As the 2024 European Union (EU) elections approach, questions and aspirations arise about the future of the Union in the context of war in...

A Europe-First Defense

Since the end of the Second World War, Europe’s progress towards ever-closer integration has manifested itself in an ecosystem of multilateral organizations. The European...

Drowning in the Fifth Wave: the Connection Between Right-Wing Extremism and Organized Crime in Austria

The looming fifth wave of terror carries the potential for greater lethality, enhanced organization, and a larger scale than waves preceding it. The reason...

Economics

The AI Revolution

Polemics Coverage of the Dialogue of Continents Conference, organized by the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, December 4-5, 2023. As part of the Dialogue of Continents...

An International Financial System for All? Climate, Security, Resilience, and the Changing Nature of Global Cooperation

Polemics Coverage of the Dialogue of Continents Conference, organized by the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, December 4-5, 2023. The last panel of the conference was...

Derisking, Strategic Autonomy, and Economic Security

Polemics Coverage of the Dialogue of Continents Conference, organized by the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, December 4-5, 2023. The second round table is introduced by...

Tech & Environment

Anton Wein-Wislocki, Referatsleiter für Klima-, Umwelt- und Energiediplomatie im Außenministerium im Interview

Anfang November fand in der Wiener Hofburg das International Vienna Energy & Climate Forum 2023 (IVECF) statt. Das 2008 ins Leben gerufene Forum wird...

Skyward Symphony: the Melody of Vertical Farming

The increasing uncertainty of our contemporary world may be attributed to a multitude of factors, including conflicts, natural catastrophes, escalating costs, population growth, and...

At the Nexus of AI and Diplomacy

The world we live in right now is moving at a truly mind-bending speed, with new breakthroughs and technological advancements coming out practically every...

French & German

Anton Wein-Wislocki, Referatsleiter für Klima-, Umwelt- und Energiediplomatie im Außenministerium im Interview

Anfang November fand in der Wiener Hofburg das International Vienna Energy & Climate Forum 2023 (IVECF) statt. Das 2008 ins Leben gerufene Forum wird...

La Cinquième République: une Pénurie de Démocratie?

D’immenses manifestations immobilisent la France depuis plusieurs mois. Cette mobilisation est venue en réponse à la nouvelle réforme des retraites qui fait l’objet d’une...

Se Necesitan Dos para Bailar el Tango: La Creciente Alianza Argentino-China

Conocida por su famoso baile, Argentina está a punto de celebrar el 40 aniversario de su retorno a la democracia. El país, con una...

Opinion

Erasmus for America

In the 21st century, the United States has experienced a weakening social contract between citizens and their governing institutions, festering animosity between different cultural...

Calling for a Gendered Analysis of Human-Trafficking and a Gender-Responsive and Victim-Centred Criminal Justice System

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a highly gendered crime that affects women and men differently due to asymmetrical constructs of masculinity and femininity, deeply...

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...