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February 23, 2024

Russia's war in Ukraine has shifted the tone of EU digital diplomacy

Maria Merkouraki EU digital diplomacy during the Russia-Ukraine war has led to the rise of hard-power discourse, writes Maria Merkouraki. The war has disrupted traditional pro-European soft messaging, and shifted the EU's approach to digital diplomacy Read more
February 7, 2024

How NATO and the EU should confront the new ‘Axis of Evil’

Francesco Foti As the West tires of Russian hybrid warfare, Francesco Foti argues that NATO and the EU should learn from history. To avoid further damaging consequences, they must do all they can to maintain a forceful, non-compromising and united response Read more
February 6, 2024

A new axis of evil?

Albrecht Rothacher The ‘Axis of Evil’ coined by President George W. Bush is not so much redundant for Washington today as in need of descriptive expansion, argues Albrecht Rothacher. The threat of a new enlarged axis of evil is all the greater for the increasing neo-isolationism of the United States Read more
January 31, 2024

Decolonisation in practice: reconceptualising Ukrainian nationalism

Lena Surzhko-Harned Ukrainians tend to be categorised reductively as either 'bad' ethno-nationalists or 'good' civic democrats. Lena Surzhko-Harned argues this simplistic division is harmful to Ukraine and its defence against the Russian empire, which is eager to manipulate, divide and conquer Read more
January 24, 2024

An impending world conflagration – and all the result of Western neglect

Albrecht Rothacher Albrecht Rothacher argues that longstanding Western neglect and weakness in the face of rising aggression from authoritarian regimes threatens worldwide conflagration. Post-1991 dreams of a new international order have been definitively shattered – and the West’s current positions do nothing to reduce the risks Read more
January 16, 2024

Has war in Ukraine really reached a stalemate?

Davide Genini What was supposed to be a quick conflict is now marking its second anniversary. But the war in Ukraine is anything but a stalemate. Davide Genini analyses why the Ukrainian counteroffensive has failed, and predicts that 2024 will be a decisive year Read more
January 3, 2024

War on two fronts: Ukraine’s demographic crisis

Eban Raymond Prior to Russia’s full-scale invasion, Ukraine experienced a problem only too familiar in developed countries – an ageing population. Using UN-sourced data, Eban Raymond explains how, amid the ravages of war, Ukraine now faces a demographic crisis, with severe implications for its economic recovery Read more
December 21, 2023

Is the EU breaching its own human rights policies in dealing with Ukrainian refugees?

Niruka Sanjeewani In March 2001, the EU agreed a directive providing temporary protection for non-EU nationals fleeing conflict. In 2022, it revived the directive to allow displaced communities in Ukraine to settle in the EU. Niruka Sanjeewani argues this undermines the EU’s human rights policies, and weakens its efforts to create more legitimate asylum mechanisms Read more

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