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First there were the Black Swans, now you have…

Every aspiring IR student knows that there are known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns. Or that there are low probability/high impact scenarios. Or...
Christopher Tapp
5 min read

The future US – UK special relations looks blurry

The latest round of negotiations ended, quite predictably, with no result. And with the EU ruling out the possibility of a special Brexit summit...
Leslie Zelinka
3 min read

A good strategy is needed. This time for migration.

Moria…You fear to go into those mines. … You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dum… shadow and flame. (J.R.R. Tolkien: The...
Christopher Tapp
5 min read

A down-to-earth approach to the Belarus crisis

Every politician in Europe should keep a copy of Richard Rumelt’s Good Strategy/Bad Strategy on his or her table. To know the difference between...
Christopher Tapp
4 min read

Your Opinion is Highly Appreciated: Is the Future Really…

As part of my summer reading list (that contains among others A Gentleman in Moscow, from Amor Towles, a truly good read, or Radical...
Marta Loeb
5 min read

Biden „will be back”, but will he really do…

Enjoying some well-deserved social un-distancing after months of lockdown we had a nice chat with a few fellow minded friends about the upcoming events...
Christopher Tapp
8 min read

Growing Turmoil in the Eastern Mediterranean

Tensions escalating. Contested island. Dispute about maritime rights. Warships colliding. Well, this could describe the US-China standoff in the South China Sea. Only it...
Marta Loeb
4 min read

A new episode of the Big Tech saga

Even though I’m working on the next part of the EU tax reform analysis as promised, I felt the urge to reflect on the...
Christopher Tapp
6 min read

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