16 years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, Alexandra Vlada asks: Is this a war the U.S. can ever win? … More Why the U.S. Will Never Win the War in Afghanistan
In our rush to classify cyber as a security threat, have we lost sight of what’s really going on? Alexandra Vlada debunks three pervasive myths about cyber. … More 3 Myths About the ‘Cyber Threat’
Conservationists aren’t the only ones who should be worried about poaching. Across parts of Africa, the illicit ivory trade is helping to fund violent conflict and terror, argues Alexandra Vlada. … More The Madness of Ivory Trafficking
North Korea is a serious challenge to global stability. But if we want to do something about it, we’ll need to open up dialogue with Pyongyang—and each other, writes Alexandra V. … More Can North Korea Bring the World Together?
It’s been three years since the fateful downing of MH17, but politics continues to stand in the way of justice, writes Alexandra Vlada. … More MH17, Three Years On: Where Are We Now?
Negotiators at the U.N. are currently debating the draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Alexandra Vlada asks, will the proposed ban treaty finally make us give up the bomb? … More Is a World Without Nuclear Weapons Possible?
What can we learn from America’s simplistic media coverage of Russia? That Americans know little about their so-called enemy, writes Alexandra Vlada. … More What Putin Memes Say About Americans
Yes, we should fear Russia, but not for the reasons you think. Alexandra Vlada takes a look at Dmitri Trenin’s outstanding contribution to understanding Russian-Western relations. … More Book Review: ‘Should We Fear Russia’ by Dmitri Trenin
World peace through sequins? Alexandra Vlada explores what Eurovision voting can teach us about international relations. … More The International Politics of Eurovision
Who’s to blame for the rise of right-wing, nationalist leaders?
The Left, argues Alexandra Vlada. … More By Not Listening, the Left Let the Likes of Marine Le Pen Flourish