By Maria Giannakopoulou Sun Tzu famously said that if you want to defeat your enemy, you have to be like water – able to adjust and take every possible shape. But what happens when you have to confront water itself? Climate change and water crisis are much more than just a threatening narrative; It is … Continue reading The Dutch Narrative of Water Management
How a UN mission increased the local prices of Offices
Gold is valuable because it is scarce. Same goes for offices.
The Economics Aversion in Humanitarian Science
Even if we discard the tools offered by the discipline of economics, the larger problem lays in the inability to use quantitative methods that are native to politics.
The Turkish-Russian Nuclear Cooperation
Can Turkey become a nuclear power with the help of Russia?
Jigsaw: The Power of Pictures
Presented by Alexandros Sainidis This post is part of the Jigsaw series where we share enlightening excerpts we find in books. Some words and ideas are more impactful when expressed by their writers, as they are. When I was a child, my mother would often say that mathematics is the global language – not English. … Continue reading Jigsaw: The Power of Pictures
The Internet Products
The end of the Cold War coincides with the Internet’s true development.
How Crypto could bridge Intelligence with Academia
Being unable to share despite knowing can be a subtle form of torture. You do not have to be a CIA spy to gain access to classified intel. Being an International Relations Analyst can often be enough to gain access to less critical but still classified information. Even at Chatham House Rule conferences public figures … Continue reading How Crypto could bridge Intelligence with Academia
Chinese Thought and the Structure of Global Power
Becoming the biggest player in history
The Lemonade Stand of International Economics
A For Dummies Style humorous guide for International Economics
The Sustainable Development Game
We have talked about videogames. But videogames are not to be confused with Game Theory in social and political sciences.
Understanding the Digital Euro
How does an International Relations analyst perceive the Digital Euro?
The Sociopolitical Pathogen
By Angeliki Martinou In 1918, the world faced a pandemic, the ‘Spanish flu’, of origin geographically still unidentifiable. A century later, SARS-CoV-2, originating from China, became a worldwide health emergency. In March 2020, the WHO officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic, urging countries all over the world to take a “whole of government, whole of society … Continue reading The Sociopolitical Pathogen
The Oil Weapon
Prior to the dawn of the previous century, the world had already witnessed embargos, ranging from the Megarian decree to the Embargo act of 1807. What defined the trade disputes and embargos of the 20th century, however, was the use of oil; linked to electricity, fuel and more. Oil is a source of revenue, … Continue reading The Oil Weapon
US-China Trade Deal: a Big Step for Global Economy, a Rather Small Step for Global Stability
We can gather from many developments around the world that tension manifests itself with many forms in the international spectrum. Wars of different kind and scale, conflicts based on various reasons all reflect an underlying systemic change. This geopolitical condition, as Graham Allison states, is associated in theory with the phenomenon of ‘transitional friction’ and … Continue reading US-China Trade Deal: a Big Step for Global Economy, a Rather Small Step for Global Stability
India: A Distant Country with a Nearby Market
Most of the products we use in our daily lives have either been manufactured have passed through an intermediate stage in China. It is no longer surprising that, for example, Greek souvenir statues have the inscription ‘Made in China’ underneath their feet. It is simply cost effective to manufacture in China. It would on the … Continue reading India: A Distant Country with a Nearby Market
Do it for Sturgeon
A Brief of an older article What could possibly be the link between caviar and natural gas going to Europe? Simple – Russians love both. In fact one of Russia’s provinces, Dagestan is dependent on the production of caviar from Caspian surgeon. However hypocritical may it sound, a pipeline from Turkmenistan leading to the European … Continue reading Do it for Sturgeon
Understanding Trade Wars through our Smartphones
The recent measures constraining Huawei’s activity in the Transatlantic provokes old questions of economic interdependence and new puzzles concerning cybersecurity