(Disclaimer: this episode was recorded in March 2023, a year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine) In this episode, the Governance Post speaks to Justus von Samson (MDS 2024), who was on the ground in… [Read more]
Tag: European Union
Hidden Biases in European Public Administrations
We are in need of a much deeper conversation about hidden biases within European public administrations. New data may be able to help. If you are an analyst or a decision maker, you will have… [Read more]
Gender Democracy in the Post-Pandemic World: What went wrong?
The Covid-19 pandemic has put significant challenges to issues of political stability in democracies worldwide. Despite considerable efforts from some European countries, there are substantial concerns about rising gender inequality paired with a decline in… [Read more]
Rallying around the Directive: Will the EU deliver what it has promised?
Despite its early formulation in 2001, in the aftermath of the Yugoslav conflict, and the several cases in which Member States have been prompted to apply it, the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) was never activated.… [Read more]
Ukraine, a War of Fossil Fuels
More than two months after the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, the cost of this war continues to rise. As of the end of March, more than 1,600 civilians have perished and millions have… [Read more]
The World Environment Organisation: Do we need a Ministry for the Future?
As one of the worst heatwaves in memory strikes India in these weeks, the absence of a single authoritative UN agency that deals with global climate change is jarring. The establishment of a World Environmental… [Read more]
Time for change as the Arctic Council turns 25
Just over twenty-five years ago, Russia, Norway, Finland, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the United States of America created a unique geopolitical project – the Arctic Council. The 1996 Ottawa Declaration established the Arctic Council… [Read more]
Vision Indo-Pacific: The Japanese pursuit
The Indo-Pacific region has received growing attention from the international community ever since Former American President Trump presented the United States’ ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ (FOIP) strategy at the 2017 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Hanoi. This is not fundamentally surprising. … [Read more]
Minding the Gap: Protecting NGO Workers and Volunteers on Lesbos
This piece is part of a novel collaboration between The Governance Post and The Paris Globalist, the international affairs magazine by students at Sciences Po in Paris, France. “When violence against NGOs broke out in… [Read more]
Humanity for Sale: Europe’s Deadly Migration Policy
By sealing off its borders and inhumanely detaining migrants at secret locations through extrajudicial means, Europe has compromised its values and adherence to international law. Is this the EU’s last chance to respond with compassion… [Read more]