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International

The end of the European holiday from history: Katarzyna Pisarska on the revival of the realist paradigm

24th February 2022. “Hello, I’m sorry, but we have to reschedule this meeting.” The timing of our first interview turned out to be more...

Making Sense of Hybrid Warfare in the 21st Century: Old Concept, New Techniques, and the Case of the Russian Federation

In his classic military treatise, “The Art of War,” the ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu argued that the most preferable outcome of conquest was...

The Renaissance of the Non-Aligned Movement

“It is important that we start by recognizing that disenchantment and dissatisfaction with multilateralism and globalization — and talk of decoupling — had been...

Europe
Europe

EU-Swiss Relations: Good or Bad Neighbors? It‘s Complicated

On May 15, 2022, the Swiss electorate voted for the adoption of the European Border and Coast Guard Regulation and repealing Regulations. This referendum...

A Bosnian Colapse Dooming?

As the general and presidential elections in October draw closer in Bosnia and Herzegovina, tensions between the constituting ethnic groups are rising. While the...

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...

Economics
Economics

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...

From War Zones to Auction Houses: The Journey of Smuggled Cultural Objects

Somewhere in an Afghan village not far from Kabul, a bronze figurine dating back some eighteen thousand years is picked up at an archeological...

El Salvador: In Bitcoin We Trust?

Tourists and adventure-seekers are finding a new reason to love the tiny coastal town of El Zonte. Aside from its stunning sunsets and surfing-friendly...

Tech & Environment
Tech & Environment

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...

EU IT and Cybersecurity in the Digital Age: A Progress with Hurdles

In December 2020, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borell, presented a new EU Cybersecurity Strategy...

French & German
French & German

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 -...

Réconcilier les jeunes avec la politique : l’élection présidentielle française 2022

L’abstention chez les jeunes : se sentent-ils encore concernés ? Le problème de l’abstention chez les jeunes n’est pas chose nouvelle. Il suffit de se...

In Richtung digitale Souveränität? Wie ein europäisches Gesetz den Chipmangel bekämpfen soll

Smartphones, Computer, Fernseher, Kühlschränke, Waschmaschinen, Bankkarten, Reisepässe, Hörgeräte und Autos. All diese Dinge sind abhängig von Mikroprozessoren, auch als Halbleiterchips bekannt, um zu funktionieren....

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...