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Francis Fukuyama

The Quest for Dignity

Stanford political scientist Francis Fukuyama was in Vienna in early March to talk about the global crisis of democracy. Gaining world fame for his “End of History” thesis following the collapse of co...
Austria environmental policies

Still Green & Clean?

Austria’s EU presidency met some important environmental goals. Its environmental policies at home, however, do not always stand the test. On July 1, 2018, Austria assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) for the third time, with environmental policies figuring high on the agenda. Before the start of the presidency, Elisabeth […]
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Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

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 o...

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 ...

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 a country that respects d...

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 helicopte...

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 ...

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 imp...
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