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Will Artificial Intelligence decide over life or death in the near future?

Self-driving vehicles operated by intelligent algorithms, carrying people to their destinations safely and with ease, have long been a desirable innovation. Today, from a...

The heyday of power politics in Syria

Within a few years the Syrian Arab Republic has become a textbook example of power politics, but in a more modern and sophisticated form....

How the Soviet elite lost faith in socialism in the 1980s

As early theoreticians of socialism believed, a centrally planned economy organised rationally – the whole society working as one single plant – should be...
Contemporary Russia

A treacherous path to understanding contemporary Russia

Despite all the rhetoric, any objective researcher should accept that since the collapse of the USSR, Russia’s leadership in the post-Soviet period, including Vladimir...
Nostalgia for American dominance. Tel Aviv, March 2018. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

A wake-up call for Europe

European politics and Europe’s position in the world are confronted by severe challenges. In security terms, the fair-weather option of the last 25 years,...
The OSCE headquarters in Vienna. (Credit: Immanuel Giel/WikiCommons)

OSCE: Priorities for 2018 and beyond

Italy, which assumed the Chairmanship of the OSCE this year, is facing a difficult environment within the greater European region, characterised by a multitude...
Wolfgang Ischinger, chairperson of the Munich Security Conference. (Credit: OSCE Photstream/Flickr)

Beyond the Munich Security Conference

It is worth remembering that the two major semi-governmental elite gatherings, the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Munich Security Conference, started off...
Protesters gather for the G20's 2017 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (Credit: Rasande Tyskar/Flickr)

The G20’s contested future

G20 meetings are annual rituals which attract thousands of protestors. These mainly anti-globalisation and anti-establishment protests often turn violent, leading to a loss of...

Is America great again? Trump’s first year in office

One of the most alarming aspects of the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency is how little serious analysis there has been in the...
Opening plenary session, WTO Ministerial Conference in Argentina. Buenos Aires, December 2017. (Credit: World Trade Organization/Flickr)

Is the WTO relevant for India?

Pressure on less developed countries from an increasingly belligerent US has caused the recent WTO gathering in Buenos Aires to end in an impasse. The...

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