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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: Russia's G20 walkout heightens tensions at fractious summit as China's rise continues

Jul 13, 2022 14:26 pm UTC| Politics

While G20 foreign ministers were meeting in Bali, Indonesia, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, threatened further escalation in his war against Ukraine, announcing to the world that by and large, we have not started...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine war: fears that Belarus might invade on Russia's side are growing

Jun 21, 2022 21:54 pm UTC| Politics

As the war in Ukraine drags on and Russias attempts to gain significant ground in Donbas stall, concerns are being raised once again about the possibility of Belarus opening a second front. This, so the logic goes, would...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine: international pressure needs to be on Moscow, not Kyiv

Jun 09, 2022 08:44 am UTC| Politics

Having crossed the 100-day mark, the war in Ukraine is having an ever more obvious, and negative, impact on a wide range of issues. From a global food crisis that could last for years to serious problems with the cost of...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine war: rising food prices are not the only global economic fallout

May 28, 2022 12:03 pm UTC| Economy

As the war in Ukraine heads into its fourth month, its economic consequences are becoming more apparent and begin to move up on the global political agendas. And in the same way in which Russias aggression has had...

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Economy

ESM’s Three Cents complements Coca-Cola HBC’s existing adult sparkling beverage portfolio, which includes Schweppes and Kinley.

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (Coca-Cola HBC) will acquire ESM Effervescent Sodas Management (ESM) from SICC Holding, for 45 million, subject to certain closing adjustments. As part of the acquisition, the...

According to Mark Armstrong, a packaging specialist at Iceland, bag sealing was a challenge, as was ensuring the material had the necessary barrier properties.

UK supermarket chain Iceland has tapped Parkside to replace its LDPE bag for its Northcoast frozen seafood range with a recyclable paper pouch designed to resist the frost and moisture in a freezer for prolonged...

Beginning October, Hormel’s internal segments will consist of Retail, Foodservice, International, and Brand Fuel.

Hormel Foods will reorganize to better reflect changes to its product portfolio and operations after acquiring the Planters peanut business from Kraft Heinz last year. CEO Jim Snee said the changes were also necessary...

Macau has seen its casino industry sales shrink by a whopping 95 percent following China’s rigorous zero-COVID-19 policy, setting an all-time low record ever since statistics were made available in 2009.

Jejus casinos are filling in the gap created after Macaus shrinking presence in the industry, following Chinas blockade of the city to fend off COVID-19. Lotte Tour Development Co. will bring its VIP casino customers...

Samsung wants to provide clients with a variety of services through these NFTs, including rewards like offline discounts at partner retailers.

Samsung Electronics made deals with several South Korean physical retailers to promote the use of Samsung New Galaxy NFTs. The retailers include Samsung Digital Plaza, Shilla Duty-Free Shop, Show Golf, and E...

Politics

Police in Albuquerque have arrested the suspected killer of two Muslim men.

Authorities in the US arrested the man suspected of killing two Muslim men in New Mexico in recent days. The suspect was identified as 51-year-old Muhammad Syed. Law enforcement in Albuquerque announced the arrest of...

Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.

Greece will be leaving the European Unions enhanced surveillance framework this month. The countrys finance minister announced that Greece would be exiting the framework on August 20. Greek finance minister Christos...

Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.

Iraqs government is at a deadlock even after the elections that took place in October last year. Prominent Iraqi Shiite Muslim leader Muqtada al-Sadr warned the judiciary to dissolve the Iraqi parliament, threatening...

Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.

The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN grouping has pushed the junta regime in Myanmar to adhere to the peace plan since its generals seized power in a coup last year. Malaysia recently called for...

Science

When compared to the current approach of extracting methane gas from organic waste resources and then reforming it into hydrogen, the technology SK ecoplant is developing can cut the time needed for the manufacture of hydrogen by more than 20 times.

SK ecoplant Co. plans to develop a technology to produce hydrogen through a fermentation process where microorganisms eat and decompose organic matter in the absence of light When compared to the current approach of...

The research team completed a patent application, trademark application, and vegan certification for the research findings.

A Keimyung University research team has reproduced the taste and fragrance of civet coffee, known as kopi luwak, by scientifically identifying the digestion and fermentation conditions where civets live. Consequently,...

Landsat at 50: How satellites revolutionized the way we see – and protect – the natural world

Fifty years ago, U.S. scientists launched a satellite that dramatically changed how we see the world. It captured images of Earths surface in minute detail, showing how wildfires burned landscapes, how farms erased...

What do molecules look like?

What do molecules look like? Justice B., age 6, Wimberley, Texas A molecule is a group of atoms bonded together. Molecules make up nearly everything around you your skin, your chair, even your food. They vary...

What science says about the best ways to cool down

We spend most of the year complaining that Britain is too cold and wet but gripe with just as much enthusiasm about the heat. Although moaning about the weather is satisfying, its better to take action and cool yourself...

Technology

Microsoft says making Activision Blizzard games exclusive to Xbox will not be profitable in response to Sony’s criticisms of the $68.7 billion acquisition

Microsoft has responded to Sonys criticisms of its potential acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In a 27-page letter to Brazils competition regulator, the Xbox parent company has once again implied that Call of Duty will...

To commemorate Lamborghini's founding year of 1963, the fourth NFT will only be produced in a restricted quantity of 63 pieces.

Lamborghini is launching its third NFT project entitled The Epic Road Trip, culminating in the unveiling of a new Lamborghini vehicle. Between August 2022 to March 2023, Lamborghini will drop a series of four NFTs each...

WhatsApp will block screenshots for View Once messages and will let users silently leave group chats

WhatsApp announced a slate of new privacy features on Tuesday coming to its encrypted messaging app. Most users will likely be delighted to know that they will soon be able to leave group chats in secret. Were excited...

Apple is expected to produce less than 1.5 million units of its first mixed reality headset that could enter the market in early 2023

Apple is expected to ship its first AR/VR headset in early 2023. But its first generation is not expected to be as widely available as its other consumer tech products. TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo...
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