One Year of Moonshine: Bringing Hope in a Turbulent Era

The president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, has been instrumental in facilitating what may become a great step forward towards détente on the Korean...

The Strongmen and COVID-19

Throughout history political figures have used crises to gain political advantage; COVID-19 offers no exception to this. “In moments of crisis, people are willing to...
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Kim Jong-un’s Game of Thrones

Tensions between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea over the latter’s nuclear programme are now higher than ever after the...

Vienna Migration Conference Report

Migration is about people. The ICMPD’s motto was boldly displayed all over the venue, the beautiful Hofburg Palace, ready to welcome international dignitaries, politicians...

How European Energy Dependence Fuels the Syrian Conflict

The European Union has little to no fossil fuel reserves and is therefore highly dependent on energy imports from third countries. Despite recurrent human...

Who Trumped Whom? Making Sense of the US Midterm Elections

By: Thomas Kögler (Guest Writer) The US midterm elections resulted in a split Congress, with the Democrats taking control of the House and the Republicans...

Park-GONE-Hye: What now?

March 10 will be remembered in South Korea, as the first time that a sitting President was impeached, a decision unanimously upheld by the...

Behind the Facade: Women’s Rights in India

Ambassador Jutta Stefan-Bastl has seen incremental improvements in the situation of women in India but there is still dramatic disparity between legislation and practice. For centuries, deeply ingrained religious...

CSTO versus NATO, potential cooperation or further confrontation?

Without question, when we think about collective security, the first thing that comes to mind is NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), the most powerful collective security...

An Afterthought on Fidel Castro

Havana, Cuba. December 31st, 1960. Celebrations were quieter since the revolution. Whether out of exhaustion or fear, Clara and Eduardo insisted on welcoming the...

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