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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: Zelensky's diplomatic tour has improved the ground for a fresh military offensive – but it needs to come soon

May 26, 2023 14:57 pm UTC| Politics

Ukraines offensive is in full swing at least diplomatically. President Volodymyr Zelensky has been touring capitals and summits over the past several weeks, trying to keep Ukraine on top of the international agenda while...

Global Geopolitics Series

How China is increasing its influence in central Asia as part of global plans to offer an alternative to the west

May 25, 2023 14:32 pm UTC| Insights & Views

As G7 leaders were preparing for their recent summit in Japan, Chinas president Xi Jinping hosted his central Asian counterparts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Central Asia is...

Zelensky's European tour has won critical support for Ukraine's counter-offensive

May 17, 2023 07:49 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

As the war in Ukraine intensifies, President Volodymyr Zelensky has concluded a series of successful visits to Rome, Berlin, Paris and London to shore up support from key allies. The timing of Zelenskys visit is...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine war: drone 'attack' on Kremlin – logic suggests a false flag to distract Russians ahead of Victory Day on May 9

May 05, 2023 12:38 pm UTC| Politics

Whether the alleged drone assassination attempt on the Russian president in the Kremlin was an audacious attack by Ukraine or a clumsy attempt at a false flag operation by Moscow may never be known. But from the Kremlins...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine war: Pentagon leaks paint gloomy picture of long war that can’t be won but must not be lost

Apr 14, 2023 14:17 pm UTC| Politics

Classified Pentagon documents leaked last week paint a grim picture of the trajectory of the war in Ukraine. While it may well be the most significant national security breach since the Snowden leaks of US National...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine war: the lessons from the Northern Ireland peace process

Apr 10, 2023 16:15 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

As the French and Chinese presidents, Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping, were discussing the need for more constructive international engagement to end the war in Ukraine, it emerged this week that Ukraine, too, was open to...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine war: Kyiv summit with EU will bring the two sides closer, but fast-track membership is unlikely

Feb 05, 2023 04:23 am UTC| Politics

There are conflicting expectations ahead of a forthcoming summit between EU leaders and the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. Kyiv has made it clear that it wants to join the fast track for EU membership in two...

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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

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...

Donald Trump VP Candidate’s Venmo Exposes Deep Ties to Right-Wing Extremists and Elites

While selecting his vice presidential candidate, Donald Trump made his Venmo account public. The account reveals he has tight contacts with numerous people on the far right, including one behind Project 2025. Senator...

Melania Trump Snubs RNC Campaigning for Husband Donald, Draws Online Ridicule: 'She Has No Interest Even Being There'

It has been claimed that Melania Trump, who served as the first lady of the United States, has no interest in campaigning for her husband at the Republican National Convention. Many who criticize former President Donald...

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

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...

Trump’s Rumored Bitcoin Move: Strategic Reserve Designation Could Shake Markets

Donald Trump may soon announce Bitcoin as a strategic reserve asset, a move that could reshape the global cryptocurrency landscape, according to recent speculation. Porters Disclosure Adds Credibility to Rumors The...

Nokia Reports 18% Decline in Q2 Sales Amid Weak 5G Market

Nokia reported an 18% decline in second-quarter sales, falling to 4.47 billion, the lowest since 2015. The weak 5G market and insufficient investment in mobile network enhancements resulted in disappointing...
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