After more than 16 years in office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not run in the federal elections in September 2021. After four consecutive terms, Merkel has been in...

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International

Is Strategic Autonomy Just a Magical Buzzword or a Guiding Concept in the New World Setting?

No concept is free from any misunderstanding. The term "strategic autonomy" is not an exception. Placed at the core of the European Union’s foreign...

Intimate Diplomacy: International Adoption on the World Stage

A shocking 40% of adopted children in the US are of a different race or culture than their adopted parents. Foreign adoptions have dropped from...

Diaz-Canel’s Cuba: An Open-Ended Question

For the first time in over 60 years, Cuba finds itself without a Castro at the helm. Raul Castro has officially retired from his...

Europe
Europe

The End of an Era – Angela Merkel’s Legacy

After more than 16 years in office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not run in the federal elections in September 2021. After four consecutive...

Losing Faith? The Role of the Catholic Church in Contemporary Poland

On the night of October 30, 2020, a peculiar atmosphere reigned in Poland’s capital Warsaw. The sky was lit up by the blue lights...

Northern Irish Peace: Overlooked and Unresolved

For decades, Northern Ireland was closely associated with violence and armed conflict. With the conclusion of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, the three...

Economics
Economics

NFTs in the Art Market: Remedy or Crisis Winner?

When taking stock of the last few months in the global art market, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has left its traces....

NextGenerationEU: The Right Solution for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world are facing a serious economic crisis. The European Union is no exception. To...

Vive le CFA Franc – The Leech That Is Draining Africa  

The relationship between French colonisation and economic dominance has always been intertwined. From the first trading ports in Senegal in the 17th century and...

Tech & Environment
Tech & Environment

The Time for Public Transit in American Towns Returns

The discussion surrounding public transportation in the United States has recently resurfaced. It comes in the aftermath of certain transportation agencies receiving necessary funds...

Urban Innovation in Medellín: A Timeline of Renewal and Resilience

Medellín, Colombia’s second most populated city, was once home to the notorious drug cartel led by Pablo Escobar and, as such, was one of...

The EU’s Just Transition Fund (JTF) – A Just Structural Change or Just Another Instrument to Wax and Wane the European Green Deal?

In December 2019, the European Commission introduced the European Green Deal, a robust set of policy initiatives designed to make Europe climate-neutral. In January 2020,...

French & German
French & German

Le Chemin de Fer Européen : Est-il Sur la Bonne Voie ? 

2021 est  « l’Année européenne du rail » et l'Union européenne prend de nouvelles mesures pour redonner vie à ses anciennes routes ferroviaires, partiellement devenues obsolètes...

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...

Opinion
Opinion

Antony Blinken in Conversation with Sir Anthony Eden: Should the U.S. Appease?

Antony J. Blinken may very well be the most informed, advised and consulted bureaucrat in the world. Apart from outside influences and conscious deliberations,...

Why the George Floyd Case Was a Mere Symptom of a Split American Society – And Why Education and Upbringing Matter

“All three counts!” “Whose victory? Our victory!” After Derek Chauvin was not only charged guilty of manslaughter but second-and third-degree murder as well, it seemed...

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...