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...

A Deal with the Devil? Sweden’s Political Crisis

By: Gustav Pedersen (Guest Writer) Following the Swedish general election in September 2018, the country was thrown into a long political and governmental crisis, lasting...

“Welcome to the Twilight Zone”

Many of today's conflicts are often blurry and complex. Therefore, the second panel of DASICON 2017 gave an overview over the Ukrainian crisis and...

Labor Trafficking in the age of a pandemic – exploiting the new “normal”

While the COVID-19 pandemic has put the world into lockdown, according to watchdog groups, human trafficking is soaring in Europe. As the COVID-19 pandemic...

The death of an Empire, the birth of a Republic: Austria commemorates its 100th...

This year, Austria commemorates the 100th anniversary of the deaths of four titans of Viennese modernism: Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Kolomon Moser and Otto...

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...

What’s going on with Catalonia? A Dream of Independence and a Political Nightmare

By: Gustav Pedersen (Guest Writer) On October 1, 2017, the people of Catalonia went to the polls to vote on Catalan separation from Spain. While...

Democracy under Fire

The attacks against independent media and an upcoming controversial referendum pose serious risks to the future of Turkish democracy, experts told a Vienna audience...

The Confinement Conundrum

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in December 2019, there has been an increase in cases of domestic violence worldwide due to...

Brexit Two Years On: Uncertainty in London, an Opportunity for the Western Balkans?

On June 23, 2016, European politics were shaken to the core by the United Kingdom’s decision to exit the European Union. Two years later,...

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