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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Music, Underground Art & the Realpolitik Dilemma

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ENC In-Depth Podcast

Music, Underground Art & the Realpolitik Dilemma

This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the recently published ENC Analysis: “Music, Underground Art, and the “Realpolitik” Dilemma: A Vision of the Future?” by our Academic Council Member Dr. Leila Alieva, a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy and an affiliate of Russian and East European Studies, Oxford University School of Global and Area Studies.

In her article, Dr. Alieva applies the metaphor of music and underground art to explain the challenges and contradictions of the current Western foreign policies while representing a model of world affairs, where not only big powers but also smaller states and most importantly their societies are co-creators of their future.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Leila Alieva.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Managing Regional and Global Order after Ukraine

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ENC In-Depth Podcast

Managing Regional and Global Order after Ukraine: between Ideals and Reality 

This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the recently published ENC Analysis: “Managing Regional and Global Order after Ukraine: between Ideals and Reality” by our Academic Council Member Dr. Kevork Oskanian, lecturer at the University of Exeter and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.

In his article, Dr. Oskanian examines the future of the European regional and global order in light of the ongoing Ukraine war while shedding light on key internal and external dilemmas that might lead to cracks within NATO and the EU.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Kevork Oskanian.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast: How Kazakh Youth Perceive the European Union?

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How Kazakh Youth Perceive the European Union?

This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the recently published ENC Analysis: “Admiration despite Invisibility? How Kazakh Youth Perceive the European Union” by our Academic Council Member Dr. Zhanibek Arynov, a postdoctoral researcher at the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.

In his article, Dr. Zhanibek Arynov emphasizes the role of youth in European Union policies toward Central Asia and examines the level of awareness of the EU and its policies among young Kazakhs.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Zhanibek Arynov.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 15

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War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 15

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the 15th episode, we are focusing on how to deal with disinformation while the war in Ukraine is still raging.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Martyna Bildziukiewicz, who is a strategic communications and disinformation expert. She holds a PhD in political science and since 2018 is part of the East Stratcom Task Force, of which she became the head in May 2021. The task force, based in the European External Action Service, runs the EUvsDisinfo project – the European Union’s flagship initiative that monitors, responds to, and raises public awareness about pro-Kremlin disinformation.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Social Media and Jihadism – The case of Tunisia

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Social Media and Jihadism – The case of Tunisia

This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the recently published ENC Analysis: “Social Media and Jihadism: The Shaping of a New Discourse” by our Academic Council Member Dr. Emna Ben Arab, academic at the University of Sfax and former Member of the Tunisian Parliament (2004-2011).

In her article, Dr. Emna Ben Arab explores the role of social media in shaping a jihadi narrative that played a decisive role in radicalizing an unprecedented number of youth, taking Tunisia as a case study.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of  Dr. Emna Ben Arab.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 14

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 14

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the 14th episode we are focusing on the implications of the war for European energy security.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Simone Tagliapietra, senior fellow at Bruegel and adjunct professor of Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and at the Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on the European Union climate and energy policy and on the political economy of global decarbonisation.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 13

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 13

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the 13th episode we are focusing on the implications of the war for European security and defence.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Elena Lazarou, Head of the External Policies Unit of the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), where her research focuses on security and defense, global governance, transatlantic relations, and EU foreign policy and Daniel Fiott, Security and Defense Editor at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), where he analyses European security and defense policy, CSDP operations and defense capability and industrial issues.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 12

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 12

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the 12th episode we are focusing on the role of the United Nations (UN) in the war so far.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Georgios Kostakos, co-founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS) with almost thirty years of work experience in international affairs, both as a practitioner and as a researcher. About half of the time he was with the UN in various field assignments including Bosnia, South Africa, Haiti, and Mexico and in the department of Political Affairs in New York in the office of secretary-general Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 11

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 11

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the 11th episode we are  focusing on the impact of the war in transatlantic cooperation.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Rosa Balfour, Director of Carnegie Europe and member of the steering committee of Women in International Security in Brussels and Giovanni Grevi, Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, the Brussels School of Governance and Sciences Po in Paris.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 10

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 10

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the 10th episode we are focusing on implication for North Africa with views from Egypt and Tunisia.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of our academic council members Dr. Ebtisam Hussein, tenure holder of Political Science at Cairo University, who currently serves as Associate Professor of Political Science at New Giza University in Egypt and Dr. Emna Ben Arab, Assistant Professor at the University of Sfax in Tunisia.

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