Experiencing Šipan Summer School

Experiencing Šipan Summer School

by Marlene Prinz

This year I had the chance to participate in the 17th International Summer School, which took place from 24th-29th in Šipan. The weeklong Summer School revolved around the topic “The role of NATO in the process of stabilisation of Western Balkan countries” and was organised by the Atlantic Council of Croatia with the support of NATO PDD and the International Institute for Peace (IIP).

The diplomatic relations between Austria and Russia – in conversation with Sharon Hudson-Dean

The diplomatic relations between Austria and Russia – in conversation with Sharon Hudson-Dean

by Lea Boraucke

The round table, which took place on 19 June 2018 at the IIP, gathered experts on international relations between Russia and Austria to a talk with Sharon Hudson-Dean, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. In a political present of a widening gap between Russia and the EU, this relation is becoming more important.

Ukrainische Aussichten - Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ost und West

Ukrainische Aussichten - Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ost und West

Der im Osten der Ukraine seit vier Jahren bestehende Konflikt „niedriger Intensität“ ist, wie überhaupt die Lage in diesem Land  und um es herum, weitgehend vom Radar internationaler medialer Berichterstatter verschwunden. Nur gelegentlich erinnern Ereignisse wie die Eröffnung einer 19km langen Brücke zur annektierten Krim durch Putin persönlich oder kuriose Vorfälle wie der vorgetäuschte Mord an einem Kreml-kritischen Journalisten in Kyiv an die doch reichlich prekäre und spannungsgeladene Situation mit ihren Ausstrahlungen über die Region hinaus.

Rapidly Emerging Technologies: What are the Ethical and Legal Challenges?

Rapidly Emerging Technologies: What are the Ethical and Legal Challenges?

 by Marlene Prinz

The Vienna Center of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) and the International Institute for Peace organised a round table on the 20th of April, moderated by Angela Kane, former high UN commissioner for disarmament and vice-president of the IIP, on the topic mentioned above. The event revolved around the benefits, opportunities but also challenges of artificial intelligence (AI). Two experts Sean Legassick and Jane Zavalishina were invited to give some interesting insights into this topic.

Die neuen Herausforderungen Europas

Die neuen Herausforderungen Europas

Die Europäische Union wird derzeit mit einer Vielzahl von Herausforderungen konfrontiert. In vielen europäischen Ländern ist eine Zunahme rechtspopulistischer Ideologien festzustellen. Dies beeinflusst den Zusammenhalt innerhalb der EU und stellt demokratische Institutionen vor neue Aufgaben. Im Rahmen der diesjährigen International Summer School in Sipan, die vom IIP und dem Atlantic Council of Croatia organisiert wird, hat sich Stephanie Fenkart mit diesem Thema in einem Aufsatz intensiver auseinandergesetzt. Aus Anlass der Ustinov Konferenz zum Thema "Krise der Demokratie" vom Juni 2018 hat Hannes Swobodo einen Beitrag über das gegenwärtige Europa und seine Problemstellungen verfasst. 

Maria Kulikovska: Art in Ukraine – Challenges and Opportunities Following RAFT CRIMEA

Maria Kulikovska: Art in Ukraine – Challenges and Opportunities Following RAFT CRIMEA

by Maro Polykarpou

Maria Kulikovska is a Ukrainian artist, architect, actionist, and curator. She was born and raised in the city of Kerch in Crimea, a place whereby she cannot return after the Russian annexation of Crimea. She has been living in Kyiv since and has had various exhibitions in different European cities which convey her experiences after the 2014 Madiadan  After an insightful discussion with her at the International Institute for Peace in Vienna,  we learned why it is important for her to transcend art into the wider political field.