NATO – EU strategic dialogue on the application of artificial intelligence

By Zeynep BasaranGuest Contributor* 2020 was dominated by a global epidemiological crisis, one that continues to challenge the international order in 2021. While trying to mitigate the adverse consequences of the crisis, both Nation States – and the international organisations they are part of – must prepare for the implications of emerging technologies – especiallyContinue reading “NATO – EU strategic dialogue on the application of artificial intelligence”

Are Russo-Turkish relations taking a sour turn or is it simply business as usual?

By Ilayda NijharRussia & FSU Analyst Over the past week, tensions have yet again risen between Russia and Turkey – an alliance which is largely based both on cooperation and competition but also known at times for its unpredictability. Given the already unsteady relations between both nations over the past decade, particularly following the 2015Continue reading “Are Russo-Turkish relations taking a sour turn or is it simply business as usual?”

EU-Africa relations: in search for a “partnership of equals”

By Mert Can Yazıcı Guest Contributor* Since the new European Commission took the office, Africa has been a high priority in the European Union (EU)’s political and diplomatic agenda.[1] This became clear with Ursula von der Leyen’s decision to make her first official visit outside Europe to the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa,Continue reading “EU-Africa relations: in search for a “partnership of equals””

Biden and the Middle East

By Annabelle Saba MENA Analyst The relationship between the US and the Middle East has been on a roller coaster ride since 9/11. The American war on terror brought the Middle East under the highest priority of US foreign policy until Trump’s election in 2016. Since, the Middle East started losing priority under Trump’s administrationContinue reading “Biden and the Middle East”

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?”

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”

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”

Cryptocurrencies: The pandemic’s new haven for criminals and terrorists (and what we can do about it)

By Eray Arda Akartuna AML/CFT & futures analyst In the world of new and disruptive technologies, trends that are set in motion can be hard to stop. The Bitcoin frenzy, which has revolutionised not only payments but also entire industries, is just one of many examples. Presenting a secure transparent network, the underlying Blockchain technologyContinue reading “Cryptocurrencies: The pandemic’s new haven for criminals and terrorists (and what we can do about it)”

Politicians volunteering to get vaccinated on camera is a band-aid solution

By Jennifer Bergman Europe Analyst Bernie Sanders, Mike Pence, and Joe Biden. Although they may have vastly different political views they all share one thing in common, their COVID-19 vaccination has become immortalised on camera. In light of the recent weeks development in the roll out of vaccines against COVID I am becoming increasingly interestedContinue reading “Politicians volunteering to get vaccinated on camera is a band-aid solution”