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Russia veers green: from petro-state to eco-power

Russia has resisted formulating its own green agenda, putting itself in a position of playing catch-up with the West. The country needs to acknowledge and incorporate the world’s inevitable energy transition in its own domestic and foreign policy. Everyone stands to benefit from greater environmental awareness on the part of the energy giant.

The end of globalization as we know it

Nobody knows what globalization will look like in the future, but globalization as we have understood it so far is over. Decisions made today in monetary, fiscal, energy and health sectors will reveal whether the present paradigm, based on economic integration, can be substituted with a process focused on managing the global commons.

William Kristol: On Foreign Affairs, Biden is Better than Obama and Trump 

It's such a cliche that Americans don't know anything about the world and don't care about the world. A very high number of Americans have fought in wars and served abroad in the last several decades. They have dealt with people from very different cultures. It's a mistake to think that Americans are just in their own little bubble—says William Kristol in an interview with Tomas Klvana

What Should We Expect on Europe and China from the New German Government?

Central to the new German Europe strategy, as both Scholz and Baerbock have repeatedly acknowledged, will be the relationship with France, and especially President Emmanuel Macron.

The shale revolution: past, present, future

The shale revolution – an unexpected phenomenon with far-reaching consequences – has been thrown into disarray by the global pandemic—an even more shocking phenomenon. But despite the serious setback, the revolution has not breathed its last. American innovation and the genius of capitalism can stand the sector in good stead once the world’s economy starts ticking over again.

A Virus Challenging Governments within the EU

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his ruling government party Fidesz have secured comfortable leads in the last three general elections, most of the time ruling by a 2/3 supermajority. In 2022, the joint opposition will come together as a whole for the first time in Hungarian history, from right to left, as one unit to challenge Orbán. Might his reign potentially change forever in 2022?

Streams Falling Into One River: A Threat to Democracy

The American political system is in the most serious crisis in decades, argue Ivan Hodac and Rüdiger Lentz in a double interview with Łukasz Pawłowski. The roots of this crisis go much deeper, they say, and the crisis is not a one-dimensional problem, but different factors have come together, like streams falling into one river.
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