Can we nudge the diabetes crisis away? A UK perspective
16. April 2019
Tackling the growing diabetes crisis with short-term behavioral-inspired lifestyle interventions is a positive step forward, but not enough to ensure long-term behavioral change. The UK government must also address the structural issues contributing to diabetes using traditional economic policies such as extending the sugar tax and enacting stricter advertising regulations and zoning laws.
A New Parliament for the Eurozone?
5. April 2019
European economic policy is suffering from a democratic deficit, leading to calls for a separate parliamentary assembly for the Eurozone. Parliamentary involvement in economic affairs is needed to regain legitimacy and transparency and should be a top priority for Eurozone states.
Diplomatic Gains in Yemen: The Next Steps to Consolidation
8. März 2019
The international community and local warring parties have made important progress towards achieving peace in Yemen in the last few months. The US should actively support this positive momentum by investing its resources in local peacebuilding efforts.
Hypersonic Weapons: The New Grand Equalizer for Deterrence?
13. Januar 2019
Hypersonic technology, largely viewed as a threat to national security, could balance the capabilities of nuclear weapons states and restore deterrence to a pre-missile defense proliferation state. In light of the recent US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, states should pursue multilateral regulation of hypersonic technology. Improved detection systems are needed for functioning deterrence.
Der innovative Staat
25. März 2017Wirtschaftspolitik
Innovation kommt oft ausschließlich aus dem Privatsektor, wo rücksichtsloser Wettbewerb zwischen High-Tech Firmen außerhalb der Reichweite des Staates stattfindet. Ein inklusiveres und transformatives Wirtschaftswachstum könnte allerdings durch stärkere und gezielte staatliche Förderung von Innovation und technologischer Entwicklung erreicht werden.
“Beevelop” rural Ethiopia?
11. März 2017Entwicklung und Gesundheit
In Ethiopia, scarcity of land is becoming a challenge for a country that is highly dependent on agriculture. New economic activities that reduce pressure on land are necessary, and beekeeping can be part of a solution.
Seizing the Benefits of Brexit
27. Februar 2017Frieden und Sicherheit
Brexit offers a window of opportunity to boost European defense collaboration. France and Germany should take a leading role, seizing the momentum to push for further integration and a common European defense Union.
Seeking an International Climate Displacement Agreement
15. Februar 2017Energie und Umwelt
Millions of people will be forcefully displaced by climate change impacts in the coming years. The international community urgently needs to reach an international climate displacement agreement in order to recognize their status as climate refugees and protect them under international law.
Alina Bill-Weilandt & Delia Roling
Trumping the Politics of Torture
5. Februar 2017Menschenrechte und Völkerrecht
The refusal of the United States to adhere to global norms on torture is undermining the foundations of the human rights movement. As President Trump openly advocates the use of torture, it is now more pertinent than ever for the international community to hold perpetrators of human rights transgressions accountable.
Europe’s Splintered Union
25. Januar 2017Europapolitik
In the wake of the Brexit vote, anti-European political movements have been gaining momentum throughout the continent. In order to understand why, we must go beyond traditional explanations and take a hard look at Europe’s economic crisis and current trends in migration, misinformation as well as declining political engagement.