Is Europe’s creative sector the collateral damage in the fight against COVID-19?

By Jennnifer Bergman Europe Analyst  It has been just over a year since European cities were struck by an outbreak of the largest pandemic in a century. Across European cities, streets emptied and once buzzing neighbourhoods became ghost towns. With social distancing and people confined to their homes, theatres, museums, gigs, and other cultural institutionsContinue reading “Is Europe’s creative sector the collateral damage in the fight against COVID-19?”

Carbon neutrality: cooperation between Europe and China

By Blanca Trepat* Guest Contributor Last September 2020, President Xi Jinping announced China’s intention to become carbon neutral by 2060. This pledge could be a tipping point in the fight against climate change at a global level since it will contribute considerably to the already existing European Union (EU)’s efforts in the field of climateContinue reading “Carbon neutrality: cooperation between Europe and China”

Artificial intelligence in migration management: What are the key elements that should be included by the EU in the new AI legal framework?

By Fulya Kocukoglu Human Rights Analyst In February 2020, the new strategic plan on the AI[1] (White Paper) and the European Data Strategy[2] was published by the European Commission. This strategy paper aimed at defining new limits against the digital technologies which could potentially breach fundamental rights, such as privacy rights and gender-based or otherContinue reading “Artificial intelligence in migration management: What are the key elements that should be included by the EU in the new AI legal framework?”

Vaccine diplomacy: Russia and China gain influence in Latin America as the US & EU engage in vaccine hoarding

By Gretel Cuevas Latin America Analyst  The race for the coronavirus vaccine has been far from equitable with rich countries hoarding as many doses as they can while developing countries struggle to get a few. While the European Union, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom have pre-ordered at least twice the doses toContinue reading “Vaccine diplomacy: Russia and China gain influence in Latin America as the US & EU engage in vaccine hoarding”

What about girls? Examining the exclusion of girl soldiers in the post-conflict peace-building process

By Natalie Domaas Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst Disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration (DDR) programmes implemented in post-conflict settings have faced much criticism over their effectiveness and success rate. Such criticisms include the lack of a gendered perspective, which causes many female combatants to be excluded from these programmes. While the plight of female combatants and the needContinue reading “What about girls? Examining the exclusion of girl soldiers in the post-conflict peace-building process”

Outlook 2021: Russia & FSU region

Unfiltered Voices founder and lead analyst for the Russia & FSU region, Ilayda Nijhar, shares her predictions for the main issues for the Russia in 2021. The 3 main issues for Russia include: the Covid-19 recovery, US-Russia relations, further unrest in the neighbourhood.

Interview series: International Security in 2021

Unfiltered Voices founder Ilayda Nijhar spoke with Bruno Lete, Senior Security & Defence Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and Board Advisor at Unfiltered Voices, about international security issues for 2021. This interview was conducted remotely on January 19th 2021. – In your opinion, what are the top 3 security issues for 2021? The impactContinue reading “Interview series: International Security in 2021”

Farmer protests: a representation of India’s inequalities

By Prateek Srivastava South Asia Analyst  India is more than two months into the wave of protests rocking the country. Thousands of farmers from all across the country have been camping outside New Delhi (1) in the braving winter and rain to protest the infamous New Farmer’s laws. As the country awaits its 72nd RepublicContinue reading “Farmer protests: a representation of India’s inequalities”

GameStop: the internet has finally become aware of its financial might

By Eray Arda Akartuna AML, Bitcoin & Cyber Analyst Be it inspiring or insurrectionary, the internet has increasingly shown itself to be a growing source of social and political activism. Twitter, TikTok and YouTube (remember Kony 2012?)  have all had their fair share of viral campaigns in the past, though arguably the consequences have beenContinue reading “GameStop: the internet has finally become aware of its financial might”

How drones alter the character of warfare

By Ömer Erkut Bulut Europe Analyst When the USA invaded Afghanistan in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, its military used brand new tactics and weapons to eradicate Taliban. An article published on Foreign Affairs by Professor Stephen Biddle back in 2003 pictured “the future of warfare”, based on what was seen as the USContinue reading “How drones alter the character of warfare”