25 Feb 2015
Does the Road to a Multipolar World Run through Ukraine?
Russia’s recent defiance of the United States and NATO has convinced some analysts that we now live in a multipolar world. Sunil Dasgupta, however, isn’t so sure. For such a world to exist, India and China must side with Russia in its confrontation with the West. That’s something they remain reluctant to do, at least openly. More on «Does the Road to a Multipolar World Run through Ukraine?»
20 Feb 2015
Targeted Sanctions and the Right to Due Process
Targeted sanctions have become the Security Council’s weapon of choice for dealing with troublesome regimes. Monika Heupel warns, however, that because these sanctions often violate the rights of individuals to due process, the UN might soon experience a backlash against them. More on «Targeted Sanctions and the Right to Due Process »
12 Feb 2015
The US-Russia Implosion
Richard Weitz does not expect the current breakdown in relations between the United States and Russia to culminate in another Cold War. He also warns, however, that dialogue between Washington and Moscow will remain difficult until both sides have more harmonious values and interests. More on «The US-Russia Implosion»
11 Feb 2015
The EU and EEU: Hidden Opportunities for Inter-Regional Cooperation?
The EU is one of the more vocal critics of the recently-launched Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Eleonora Poli and Chiara Rosselli warn, however, that Brussels’ stance might prove to be counter-productive in the long term. That’s because mutual cooperation could benefit both organizations’ political and economic status. More on «The EU and EEU: Hidden Opportunities for Inter-Regional Cooperation?»
9 Feb 2015
Theory Talks: Dirk Messner on the Dynamics of Global Change and the Significance of International Science and Technology Cooperation in the Post-Western World
To what extent have global power shifts facilitated new patterns of international cooperation, particularly when it comes to science and technology? The answer to this and other questions can be found in this Theory Talk with the German Development Institute’s Dirk Messner. More on «Theory Talks: Dirk Messner on the Dynamics of Global Change and the Significance of International Science and Technology Cooperation in the Post-Western World»