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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.

Ukraine war: Kyiv rejects Orbán ceasefire plan but global security deals offer hope

Jul 04, 2024 06:25 am UTC| Insights & Views

Ukraine has firmly ruled out any compromises in its war with Russia, according to a senior aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky. Andriy Yermak, the Ukrainian presidents chief of staff, said that while Kyiv welcomed advice...

Ukraine summit fails to provide a path to peace for Kyiv and its allies

Jun 20, 2024 05:37 am UTC| Insights & Views

Was the the first so-called Summit on Peace in Ukraine, held in Switzerland on June 15 to 16, a failure? Certainly not, if you listen to the fairly upbeat reactions of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and his western...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine war: $60 billion in US military aid a major morale boost but no certain path to victory

Apr 23, 2024 08:04 am UTC| Insights & Views

It took months of delays and desperate pleas from Ukraine, but the US House of Representatives has finally passed a bill authorising US$60 billion (50 billion) worth of military aid to Ukraine. The bill is still subject...

China Crisis Series

China’s new world order: looking for clues from Xi’s recent meetings with foreign leaders

Apr 22, 2024 03:31 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

There is broad consensus that Chinese foreign policy has become more assertive and more centralised in the decade since Xi Jinping has ascended to the top of Chinas leadership. This has also meant that Chinese foreign...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine is losing the war and the west faces a stark choice

Apr 18, 2024 06:24 am UTC| Insights & Views

Ukraine is now experiencing a level of existential threat comparable only to the situation immediately after the full-scale Russian invasion in February 2022. But in contrast to then, improvements are unlikely at least...

Global Geopolitics Series

Moldova: Russia continues its mischief-making in breakaway Transnistria

Apr 01, 2024 11:05 am UTC| Insights & Views

In mid-February, the leader of Moldovas breakaway region of Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky, summoned deputies of all levels of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. The purpose of their meeting, he announced, would be...

Ukraine war: ten years after Putin annexed Crimea, Russia’s grip on the peninsula looks shaky

Mar 18, 2024 09:03 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

It is ten years since Russia illegally annexed Crimea on March 18 2014. Subsequent efforts to firmly integrate the peninsula into the Russian Federation, however, have been far from the success story that the Kremlin often...

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Economy

Saudi Arabia to Invest $180B in Green Economy; Saudia Group to Purchase 100 eVTOL Jets

Saudi Arabia is investing over $180 billion to develop a green economy, reinforcing its leadership in renewable energy. In a groundbreaking move, Saudia Group has also signed a deal with Lilium to purchase 100 eVTOL jets,...

Philippine Central Bank Implements New FX Guidelines to Enhance Market Surveillance

The Philippine Central Bank announced new foreign exchange guidelines on July 17 to bolster market surveillance. These changes aim to ensure financial stability by collecting accurate FX transaction data, following the...

IMF Boosts UK Growth Forecast, Signaling Economic Confidence in New Labour Government

The International Monetary Fund has raised its 2024 growth forecast for the United Kingdom from 0.5% to 0.7%, providing a positive outlook for the new Labour government led by Prime Minister Keir Starmer. The IMFs July...

President Joe Biden to Propose 5% Cap on Annual Rent Hikes Amid Housing Crisis

President Joe Biden is set to propose a 5% annual cap on rent increases for large landlords to address soaring housing costs. The announcement will be made during his visit to Nevada on July 16, aiming to curb inflation...

Politics

Joe Biden Shock: Leaked Messages Reveal Democratic Delegates Doubting POTUS' 2024 Candidacy After Debate Performance

Democratic delegates voiced concern regarding President Joe Bidens debate performance in private online discussions, which cast doubt on the feasibility of his candidacy. Politico acquired a collection of messages...

Elon Musk Called Donald Trump a 'Stone-Cold Loser' in 2020, Now Backs Him in Shocking Reversal

A New York Times story indicated that Elon Musk, a wealthy donor to Donald Trump, referred to the former President as a stone-cold loser in 2020 and expressed disapproval of his character. According to an anonymous...

Donald Trump Slams Biden’s Electric Vehicle Mandate, Pledges to Save Auto Industry at RNC

During the Republic National Convention in Milwaukee, former President Donald Trump strongly criticized Joe Bidens advocacy for the electrification of road transport. I will end the electric vehicle mandate on day one,...

Donald Trump Accepts GOP Nomination, Criticizes Democrats for 'Destroying' Nation in RNC Speech

At the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Donald Trump ascended the stage to accept the nomination of the Republican Party and deliver his first statement since the attempted assassination at the rally. In his...

Science

SpaceX Reveals Cause of Falcon 9 Anomaly After Engine Failure and RUD Incident

SpaceX announced a liquid oxygen leak caused the Falcon 9s second-stage engine failure, resulting in a RUD. Despite the anomaly, the second stage was passivated successfully. SpaceX Identifies Liquid Oxygen Leak as...

SpaceX Moves Starship Booster to Launch Pad for Historic Flight 5 Test Attempt

SpaceX has moved its rocket booster to the launch pad for the fifth Starship test flight, following a series of prelaunch tests. This test, set for next month, includes the unprecedented attempt to catch the first stage...

Study: Alcohol and Energy Drink Mix Impairs Memory and Learning in Rodents

Researchers at an Italian university found that mixing alcohol and energy drinks leads to long-term memory and learning issues in rodents. The study, published in Neuropharmacology, highlights the potential risks to...

SpaceX to Help NASA Deorbit ISS; Starlink Lands Major Comcast Business Partnership

SpaceX will develop the U.S. Deorbit Vehicle so that NASA can safely deorbit the ISS by 2030. Meanwhile, SpaceX Starlink secures a significant partnership with Comcast Business to enhance rural connectivity. NASA Taps...

Technology

Bullish Pennant on Solana's Chart Signals Potential Rally After 17% Price Increase

After Solanas remarkable 17% weekly gain, traders have identified a bullish pennant pattern on the price chart, raising expectations for a potential rally. Analyzing the Pennant Pattern Following Solanas 17% weekly...

Shiba Inu Team Members React to WazirX Hack, SHIB Holders Face Massive Losses

Hackers exploited a vulnerability in WazirX, stealing $102 million worth of Shiba Inu, causing significant concern among SHIB holders. Magnitude of the WazirX Hack WaxirX, an Indian cryptocurrency exchange, is the...

SHIB and XRP Outperform Bitcoin in South Korea: Key Metric Reveals Surprising Trend

In South Korea, SHIB and XRP have outpaced Bitcoin, with a key metric revealing surprising trading trends on Upbit. XRP and SHIBs Market Performance This information was supplied by CoinMarketCap, which indicates...

WazirX Hacker Converts SHIB, MATIC, and PEPE to 43,799 ETH; Holds Altcoins Amid ETF Bullish Sentiment

A WazirX hacker converted SHIB, MATIC, and PEPE into 43,799 ETH, holding $12-$15 million in altcoins, eyeing Ethereums ETF rally. WazirX Hackers Conversion Strategy Boosts ETH Holdings According to a report by...
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