Folly of a Nation: Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

With the world’s preoccupation with COVID-19 and the subsequent economic and social crises, few people could have been prepared for one of the bloodiest...

Strategic Foresight – The New-Old Approach to 21st Century Statecraft 

Strategic foresight (SF) has been put high on the EU agenda by the Von der Leyen Commission from the outset of its mandate.  The...

Europe’s Hotspot of Remote Abortion

The start of 2021 saw a surprising addition to countries progressively liberalizing their abortion laws: this January, abortion during the first 14 weeks of...

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...

Polish-Polish War: The Thing About Unstoppable Divison

In 2016, the Polish singer Maria Peszek sang that when it comes to Polish society, “everything divides us, nothing connects us,” and she described...

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...

The Bulgarian Crisis – Numerous Opinions, Zero Solutions

The challenges Bulgaria is facing are manifold. To make matters even worse, besides the health crisis and dire economic situation, there is the concern...

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...

The Farm to Fork Strategy: A Green Transition for the EU Common Agricultural Policy?

Lying at the heart of the European Commission's Green Deal, announced in March 2020 by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the Farm to...

Polexit will not happen, but Poland will continue to challenge the EU

When in 966, Mieszko, a local duke from the Western Slavic tribe of Poland, adopted Christianity by employing the Western Latin rite, he not...

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