Christopher Tapp


44 Stories by Christopher Tapp

The War of Maps

The way we visualize or describe a thing will determine our thinking about the thing itself in the long term. That’s why aspiring journalists...
0 3 min read

First there were the Black Swans, now you have Radical Uncertainty

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...
0 5 min read

Rough weeks in France

16 October, 2020. Samuel Paty, a history teacher was beheaded in a Parisian suburb in what President Emmanuel Macron has called an “Islamist terrorist...
0 7 min read

Trump vs Biden, first round

I wrote this article before the big COVID-19 chaos took over the White House, thought for days about rewriting it, but, in the end,...
0 4 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...
0 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...
0 4 min read

Biden „will be back”, but will he really do so?

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...
0 8 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...
0 6 min read

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