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Field Trip Report - Central African Republic (CAR)

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This field trip in Central African Republic (CAR) supported by the UACES Scholarship investigated the interactions among members of the international community in Bangui in the aftermath of the presidential and legislative elections of December 2020. The last decades have seen an increase in the number of interventions in conflict and post-conflict zones led by […]

Did Digital Technology Transform the DNA of the Practice of Diplomacy?

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Following on from her non-traditional panel at the UACES Annual Conference, UACES member Dorina Baltag reflects on how digital technology has impacted diplomacy. News about important diplomatic conversations among world leaders reaches the public with the speed of a ‘click’ through the means of social media. With over 2.8 billion Facebook users and over 206 […]

A Book Review: Hitler’s Cosmopolitan Bastard: Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi and his Vision of Europe

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Even amongst those well-versed in the history of European integration, the name of Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (RCK for short here and in the book) is relatively unknown.  This is particularly true in the anglosphere where until now there was no biography in English of this remarkable 20th century figure.  Martyn Bond would have already done a considerable service by producing such a biography but in fact, the book offers much more and can be read with equal profit by specialists as well as the general reader. 

My NORTIA residency at KU Leuven: China, Contestation, and Covid-19

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Spending some time in Brussels is always an invaluable opportunity for any EU researcher. I first arrived at KU Leuven on January 6th, 2020, a little over a month since the new von der Leyen Commission took office. At the time, COVID19 was only news in China and Western mainstream media was preoccupied with issues such as the coming into effect of Brexit on January 31st and the potential implications of the Soleimani incident between the US and Iran. Those were the days.

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