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Friday, December 14, 2018

Stephanie Liechtenstein

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Born in Salzburg in 1976, Stephanie Liechtenstein studied History of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. After a career at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and jobs in think tanks and journalism, she now works as a freelance journalist in Vienna. Her fields of expertise are multilateral institutions and negotiations, foreign policy, Euro Atlantic security, military security issues and European integration.

Diplomacy | Behind Closed Doors

How an international NGO in Vienna provides a safe space for diplomacy on nuclear issues. “Diplomacy,” said Winston Churchill, “is the art of telling plain truths without giving offense.” Britain’s wartime prime minister understood better...

Special Report | Fewer Migrants, More Challenges

From welcoming refugees to protecting borders, the question of how to best deal with migration is vexing Europe The dramatic pictures that splashed across tablets and TV screens will linger long in the memories of...

EU | Keeping Watch of Fundamental Rights

How an EU agency in Vienna urges us all to be vigilant As citizens of the European Union, we often take our rights for granted. For us, it has become the norm to live in...

Joint Rescue Mission for the Iran Nuclear Deal in Vienna

Security was tight in Vienna on Wednesday for the official visit of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. A wide area around the Hofburg palace in Vienna’s 1st District was cordoned off, and helicopters could...

Nuclear Vienna: “Atoms for Peace” in the Age of Trump

Why the city is so crucial for global nuclear safety On December 8, 1953, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower stood before the UN General Assembly to plead for peaceful uses for atomic energy. “My country’s...

Austria Charms and Courts Putin

When Russian President Vladimir Putin touched down in Vienna with a 30-minute delay on Tuesday, the military guard of honor stood ready, waiting in the blistering heat in the courtyard of Vienna’s imperial palace. The...
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