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Stefan Wolff

Stefan Wolff

Professor of International Security, University of Birmingham
The author of eighteen books and over fifty journal articles and book chapters, Stefan Wolff is Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham, England, UK. He is also A political scientist by background, he specialises in the management of contemporary security challenges, especially in the prevention and settlement of ethnic conflicts and civil wars, and in post-conflict reconstruction, peace-building and state-building in deeply divided and war-torn societies. He has extensive expertise in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union, and has also worked on a wide range of other conflicts elsewhere, including the Middle East, Africa, and Central, South and Southeast Asia. Bridging the divide between academia and policy-making, he has been, and is, involved in various phases of conflict settlement processes, including in Iraq, Sudan, Moldova, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Kosovo.

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine war: stakes are high for EU and Ukraine ahead of crucial European summit

Dec 12, 2023 15:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views

When the EUs heads of state and government come together in Brussels for their final European Council meeting of the year on December 14 and 15, their agenda is likely to be dominated by the war in Ukraine. As youd...

Ukraine war: Russia's hard line at European security meeting ratchets up tensions another notch

Dec 06, 2023 07:55 am UTC| Politics

After many months of diplomatic wrangling, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) was granted another lease of life at the annual ministerial council meeting last week in a messy compromise between...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine war: stalemate on the battlefield and shaky international support putting pressure on Zelensky

Nov 07, 2023 09:05 am UTC| Politics

More than 20 months into the war in Ukraine and over five months into Ukraines latest counteroffensive, the situation on the front is bleak and no breakthrough imminent, the countrys commander-in-chief admitted in a recent...

Global Geopolitics Series

Xi-Putin meeting: here's what it says about their current, and future, relationship

Oct 15, 2023 04:13 am UTC| Insights & Views

Vladimir Putin is expected to travel outside the borders of the former Soviet Union for the first time in 20 months to meet Chinas Xi Jinping on October 17. The visit, if it happens, is likely to entrench a relationship in...

Ukraine war: mixed signals among Kyiv's allies hint at growing conflict fatigue

Sep 26, 2023 03:54 am UTC| Politics

It is now almost 600 days since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and the war that has followed has tested the resilience of both countries. But it has also tested those in the west that have supported...

Nagorno-Karabakh: longest war in post-Soviet space flares yet again as Russia distracted in Ukraine

Sep 21, 2023 00:02 am UTC| Politics

A 24-hour anti-terrorist operation launched by Azerbaijan to restore the countrys constitutional order threatened briefly to escalate into a full-scale war with Armenia over the contested territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. But...

Moscow drone attacks are a morale booster for Ukraine and a warning for Russia – here's why

Jun 03, 2023 03:28 am UTC| Politics

A wave of approximately 30 drones appeared in skies around the Russian capital, Moscow, on May 30. Though widely sensationalised as a major attack against the heart of the Russian government, they caused only minor damage,...

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Economy

Marcos Expresses Optimism on Coca-Cola’s $1 Billion Expansion Plans in the Philippines:

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. welcomed the $1 billion expansion plans of the international beverage brand Coca-Cola in the Philippines. The Palace announced this development on Tuesday. Marcos engaged with Coca-Colas...

China’s doom loop: a dramatically smaller (and older) population could create a devastating global slowdown

China has announced that in 2023 its population declined from 1.4118 to 1.4097 billion people. Forecasting by the UN suggests Chinas population will dip to 1.313 billion by 2050 and then down to about 800 million by 2100....

The private sector housing experiment has failed: Ottawa must now step up on social housing

Politicians of all stripes say that housing affordability is a top priority. But few are saying much about social housing the kind thats needed for low-income households in greatest need of affordable rental...

Wholesale power prices are falling fast – but consumers will have to wait for relief. Here’s why

Wholesale power prices are falling steeply in Australia, following two years of surging prices after the Ukraine war triggered an energy crisis. New data shows annualised spot prices for power in Australias main grid fell...

Mortgage and inflation pain to ease, but only slowly: how 31 top economists see 2024

A panel of 31 leading economists assembled by The Conversation sees no cut in interest rates before the middle of this year, and only a slight cut by December, enough to trim just $55 per month off the cost of servicing a...

Politics

200 million voters, 820,000 polling stations and 10,000 candidates: Indonesia’s massive election, by the numbers

Indonesians are going to the polls to elect a new president today. There are three candidates running, alongside their vice presidential candidates. According to opinion polls, the favourite is Prabowo Subianto, leader...

How Muslim teachings support political dynasties in Indonesia

President Joko Jokowi Widodo is the latest high-profile political figure in Indonesia to attempt to build a political dynasty, loosely defined as a concentration of political power involving family members. Jokowis...

Russia’s next election is likely to put Putin in power for longer than anyone since Peter the Great

Presidential elections will be held in Russia in March. It is inevitable that the incumbent president, Vladimir Putin, will win. Putin has been in power (whether as president or as prime minister) since 2000. If he wins...

Rwanda deal: why the media should focus more on the policy and less on the politics of immigration

Heading into an election year, the governments handling of migration continues to dominate headlines. Much of the coverage has been about the plan to send those who enter the UK without legal paperwork to Rwanda. This...

Biden’s ‘hard look’ at liquefied natural gas exports raises a critical question: How does natural gas fit with US climate goals?

The Biden administration has frozen pending decisions on permit applications to export liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to countries other than U.S. free trade partners. During this pause, which will last for up to 15...

Science

The brain is the most complicated object in the universe. This is the story of scientists’ quest to decode it – and read people’s minds

In the middle of 2023, a study conducted by the HuthLab at the University of Texas sent shockwaves through the realms of neuroscience and technology. For the first time, the thoughts and impressions of people unable to...

Synthetic human embryos let researchers study early development while sidestepping ethical and logistical hurdles

Embryonic development, also known as embryogenesis, is a cornerstone in understanding the origins of life. But studying this marvel of intricate and layered biological processes in people faces considerable challenges....

Genetic diseases: How scientists are working to make DNA repair (almost) a piece of cake

I have always been fascinated by genetics, a branch of biology that helps explain everything from the striking resemblance between different members of a family to the fact that strawberry plants are frost-resistant. Its...

Orbital resonance − the striking gravitational dance done by planets with aligning orbits

Planets orbit their parent stars while separated by enormous distances in our solar system, planets are like grains of sand in a region the size of a football field. The time that planets take to orbit their suns have no...

Why now is the time to address humanity’s impact on the moon

Humans have always looked at the sky, using the stars as navigation guides or for spiritual storytelling. Every human civilization has looked to the stars and used celestial movements to measure time and find...

Technology

GoTo and TikTok Nearing Full Compliance with Indonesia's Trade Regulations

In a strategic pivot set to redefine Indonesias e-commerce landscape, GoTo Gojek Tokopedia (GoTo), in partnership with ByteDances TikTok Shop, is on the verge of complete regulatory alignment under Indonesias e-commerce...

Google Funds AI News Articles Amid Gemini's Rise: Evolution or Ethical Dilemma?

When used appropriately, generative AI is a phenomenal instrument; however, a significant concern is that it could be exploited to inundate the internet with articles. Notwithstanding this, Google reportedly remunerates...

'Road House' Screenwriter Sues Amazon, MGM Over Copyright and AI Voice Duplication

The 1989 action film Road House screenwriter sues MGM Studios and its owner, Amazon Studios, alleging copyright infringement regarding the forthcoming remake. According to the Los Angeles Times and The Hollywood...

Sony PlayStation Announces Major Layoffs, Shuts Down London Studio Amid Industry Shifts

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, that it will be laying off eight percent of its global workforce. The video game and digital entertainment unit of Sony Corporation is set to let go of 900...
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