Belarus – The Beginning of a New Era?

With all the global upheaval that 2020 has brought with it, it is interesting to take a look east-ward, where right between Poland and Russia, the state of Belarus has now been in turmoil for more than 4 months. On the 9th of August 2020, President Alexander  Lukashenko declared that he had once again won […]

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Election Integrity

Over the past few years, much has been said, argued, litigated and broadcasted about the security of democratic choice, ranging from the effects of big data companies on people’s free will to vote and on the integrity of ballots. But what do we actually know about these issues? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, election security […]

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Sustainable Development in 2020

2020 has seen its fair share of hardships due to COVID-19’s negative effects. The pandemic has had a direct effect on the life, health and economy of people and countries around the world. It comes as no surprise that COVID-19 has inhibited the development of many prosperity-related SDGs. Nevertheless, the pandemic has had positive effects […]

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Positional vs Interest Bargaining – the Dilemma in Diplomacy

As the dust settled on the Camp David Accords on the 17th of September 1978, world leaders, international relations analysts and scholars wondered how such a gargantuan agreement between two diametrically opposed foreign policies, leaders and states, could be concluded with the help of US President Jimmy Carter.  The Camp David Accords were a momentous […]

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Military use in outer space: why Russia’s satellite weapon is problematic

Last month the United Kingdom and the United States of America accused the Russian Federation of firing a satellite weapon into outer space. At first glance, reading this headline on a news portal would cause you to raise an eyebrow, shrug and eventually sigh at the never-ending political bickering between these three states. Yet in […]

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