A Mexican Standoff in the Middle of a Pandemic – Understanding the New Oil Price War

In the shadow of the corona pandemic, a second crisis seems to be unfolding as oil prices have been falling 45% since the start of the year. Plunging to an

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The EU’s white paper on Artificial Intelligence: Pushing for progress while keeping Pandora’s box locked?

Over the last couple of days, several high ranking Silicon Valley executives — including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — paid visits to Brussels. In the build-up to this week’s announcement,

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The origin of the EU’s migration problem – or how Europe learned to stop worrying and forget solidarity

Yesterday, the interior ministers of the EU were meeting in Zagreb to yet again negotiate about a common policy on the distribution of migrants. The stakes could not be higher

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The art of the (no)-deal? – Assessing Trump’s “maximum pressure” strategy in light of the protests in Iran

“My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I am very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I’m after.” It has

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From a wind of change to a whiff of disappointment – The implications of the elections in East Germany 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

If in 1989, one were to ask the people of East or West Germany what separates the one from the other, the answer would have been robust and straightforward: The

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