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Iraqi Kurds may be mapping out a new future. (Credit: bilal_izaddin/Bigstock)

The future of Kirkuk

Preparations for the attack on Mosul, which were widely covered by international media, ignored one of the most pressing problems in today’s Iraq –...
The Austrian Parliament. (Credit: MikeCphoto/Bigstock)

Austrian legislative elections

Since the United Kingdom’s referendum on whether or not to remain a member of the European Union, most discussions on its consequences have been...
Tibetan landscape on the road from Saga, Central Tibet. (Credit: pablopicasso/Bigstock)

Integrating Eurasia: Evolving Russian-Indian infrastructure links

The reemergence of grand, ancient world cultures is becoming the hallmark of the twenty-first century. During the 2010s, China and India have outgrown the...
Berlin, Germany. (Credit: style-photographs/Bigstock)

Think 20: Collecting insights for the G20 summit

On the threshold of the upcoming G20 summit in Germany, experts from all over the world are going to speak up again. The members...
Desperation in Syria is growing. (Credit: zurijeta/Bigstock)

The Syrian settlement: Another attempt

The meeting in Astana is unlikely to lead to the solution of the Syrian crisis, but the very readiness of competing actors in Syria...
IoT will take us all on a journey. (Credit: mindscanner/Bigstock)

The advancement of the Internet of Things on a large scale

On 12 January 2017 , the US Department of Commerce released a report proposing steps the department can take to advance the Internet of...
Morning coffee in Erbil, northern Iraq. (Credit: Homeros/Bigstock)

Radical Islamism among the Kurds

“Compared to the unbeliever, the Kurd is a Muslim.” This proverb, which is widespread in the Turkish and Arab environment, to some extent reflects...
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz at the closing session of the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in Germany. Hamburg, December 2016. (Credit: Golden Brown/Bigstock)

Radicalisation, terrorism, and the Austrian OSCE chairmanship

One of the three main themes of the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship – ‘radicalisation and terrorism’ – is currently a major challenge to security, as...
Westminster Bridge, London. (Credit: rebelml/Bigstock)

The London attack: What next?

Although it has come to the world as a shock, after attacks in recent years in Nice, Paris, Brussels, and Berlin, for many observers,...
Ongoing unpredictability is a feature of the challenge for the anti-ISIS coalition. (Credit: Kirill_M/Bigstock)

The anti-ISIS coalition and the struggle for the Middle East

On 22-23 March, under the chairmanship of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Washington will host a meeting of foreign ministers and senior leaders...

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