(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]
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]
Tech Sovereignty? The Unintended Consequences of Good Intentions
Western governments and technology platforms have imposed several policy and technical sanctions against Russia. The scale and severity of these sanctions might unintentionally accelerate calls for technology nationalism and undermine global efforts to govern digital… [Read more]
Ukraine war freezes the Arctic Council: Arctic exceptionalism melts
Since its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, all countries in the Arctic region are opposing Russia. But even if isolated, Russia remains an important Arctic power and regional developments cannot be overlooked. In… [Read more]
Making Sense of the Ukrainian Election
On this Sunday, Ukraine will elect its president for the seventh time since independence. Unlike previous elections, Ukrainians will not only be voting for political parties, or politicians but for a new approach towards politics… [Read more]
Why Berlin Needs To Prevent Nord Stream II to Get Eastern Member States Back on Board
Despite a mild winter, the heated discussions at this year’s Munich Security Conference over a return of Cold War-like disputes ensure that Russian gas supply will remain on the agenda. During the recent years, Moscow… [Read more]
Can the European Union Come Up with a Real Security Strategy?
It has been five years since the European Union last debated its security strategy. Twelve years have passed since the adoption of the so-called 2003 Solana Strategy “A Secure Europe in a Better World”. The… [Read more]