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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.

Ukraine war: Kyiv rejects Orbán ceasefire plan but global security deals offer hope

Jul 04, 2024 06:25 am UTC| Insights & Views

Ukraine has firmly ruled out any compromises in its war with Russia, according to a senior aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky. Andriy Yermak, the Ukrainian presidents chief of staff, said that while Kyiv welcomed advice...

Ukraine summit fails to provide a path to peace for Kyiv and its allies

Jun 20, 2024 05:37 am UTC| Insights & Views

Was the the first so-called Summit on Peace in Ukraine, held in Switzerland on June 15 to 16, a failure? Certainly not, if you listen to the fairly upbeat reactions of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and his western...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine war: $60 billion in US military aid a major morale boost but no certain path to victory

Apr 23, 2024 08:04 am UTC| Insights & Views

It took months of delays and desperate pleas from Ukraine, but the US House of Representatives has finally passed a bill authorising US$60 billion (50 billion) worth of military aid to Ukraine. The bill is still subject...

China Crisis Series

China’s new world order: looking for clues from Xi’s recent meetings with foreign leaders

Apr 22, 2024 03:31 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

There is broad consensus that Chinese foreign policy has become more assertive and more centralised in the decade since Xi Jinping has ascended to the top of Chinas leadership. This has also meant that Chinese foreign...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine is losing the war and the west faces a stark choice

Apr 18, 2024 06:24 am UTC| Insights & Views

Ukraine is now experiencing a level of existential threat comparable only to the situation immediately after the full-scale Russian invasion in February 2022. But in contrast to then, improvements are unlikely at least...

Global Geopolitics Series

Moldova: Russia continues its mischief-making in breakaway Transnistria

Apr 01, 2024 11:05 am UTC| Insights & Views

In mid-February, the leader of Moldovas breakaway region of Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky, summoned deputies of all levels of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. The purpose of their meeting, he announced, would be...

Ukraine war: ten years after Putin annexed Crimea, Russia’s grip on the peninsula looks shaky

Mar 18, 2024 09:03 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

It is ten years since Russia illegally annexed Crimea on March 18 2014. Subsequent efforts to firmly integrate the peninsula into the Russian Federation, however, have been far from the success story that the Kremlin often...

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Economy

Boeing Component Shortage Delays US-Japan Production of Patriot Missiles for Ukraine

A critical component shortage from Boeing is delaying the production of Patriot air defense missiles used by Ukraine against Russian attacks. The United States and Japan aim to ramp up production, but manufacturing...

Green Dot Fined $44 Million by Federal Reserve for Consumer Law Violations

The Federal Reserve fined Green Dot Bank $44 million for a deficient consumer compliance risk management program and unfair practices. The bank, which partners with Apple and Walmart, saw its stock fall by 5.7%. The fine...

China Commits to Economic Growth and Reform Amidst National Security Concerns

The Communist Party of China concluded a significant conclave, pledging to boost economic development through comprehensive reforms while maintaining national security. The Central Committees communique outlined objectives...

Japan Sets Visitor Record in June as Weak Yen Spurs Tourism Boom

Japan achieved a new monthly visitor record in June, with 3.14 million foreign visitors, driven by the weak yen. This surge positions tourism as a critical economic driver, with expectations of surpassing pre-pandemic...

Politics

Is Hillary Clinton Set to Challenge Donald Trump as Joe Biden’s Successor? Here's What We Know

Amid discussions of Joe Biden potentially withdrawing from the Presidential campaign, the United States polity is now grappling with who is most qualified to succeed him. Will Hillary Clinton replace Joe Biden as the...

JD Vance, Trump's Pro-Crypto VP Pick, Demands President Biden's Resignation

JD Vance, the pro-crypto VP pick of Donald Trump, has demanded President Joe Bidens resignation, intensifying the political landscape and affecting market sentiments. JD Vances Call for Bidens Resignation Shakes...

Kamala Harris Pushes for Prominence as Top Democrats Question Joe Biden's Viability: 'It's Time To Pass The Buck'

Kamala Harris desires her moment of prominence. According to a new report, the vice president is taking action as many prominent Democrats lose confidence in the elderly Joe Biden. Massive drama right now in WH, Kamala...

Joe Biden Shock: Leaked Messages Reveal Democratic Delegates Doubting POTUS' 2024 Candidacy After Debate Performance

Democratic delegates voiced concern regarding President Joe Bidens debate performance in private online discussions, which cast doubt on the feasibility of his candidacy. Politico acquired a collection of messages...

Science

NASA and SpaceX Reveal $843M Plan to Deorbit ISS Safely in 2031

NASA and SpaceX have unveiled plans to deorbit the International Space Station by 2031. The $843 million contract awarded to SpaceX includes designing and constructing a deorbit vehicle to guide the ISS to its final...

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...

We need to consider alternatives to dark matter that better explain cosmological observations

Do constants of nature the numbers that determine how things behave, like the speed of light change over time as the universe expands? Does light get a little tired travelling vast cosmic distances? It was believed that...

Technology

Solana Cat Meme Coin Popcat Soars 117%, Raises Insider Trading Alarms

The Solana-based Popcat meme coin surged 117% since July 11, raising suspicions of insider trading. Hope Amidst the Surge Retail traders took notice of the recently created Solana joke coin, sending its price soaring...

Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Crypto Assets at Center of WazirX's $11.5M Recovery Bounty Program

In response to a $230 million security breach, WazirX announces an $11.5M bounty program to recover Shiba Inu (SHIB) and other stolen assets. Following a significant security breach that resulted in a two hundred thirty...

MicroStrategy Beats Nvidia with 1339% Stock Surge in Four Years, Highlights Michael Saylor

MicroStrategy (MSTR) has surged by 1,339% in the past four years, outperforming Nvidias growth, Michael Saylor highlights. Nvidia Falls Behind as MicroStrategy Achieves 1339% Growth The stock price of MicroStrategy...

Arkham Ensures Tax Compliance with $487M ARKM Tokens Move to Coinbase Prime Custody

Arkham has moved 304.5 million ARKM tokens, valued at $487.24 million, to Coinbase Prime to comply with tax regulations and enhance security measures. Arkhams Major Move to Coinbase Prime Custody Arkham withdrew...
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