Advocating from Abroad: A Conversation with Ukrainian Student Activist Anastasiia Pereverten

Anastasiia Pereverten is a Ukrainian student activist who is currently an exchange student at the University of Wyoming in the UGRAD program. She is the only student from Ukraine at UW, and when Russia invaded Ukraine, she began to advocate for her country on campus. Anastasiia has given a host of interviews, including with USA …

Building the House: An Interview with the National Democratic Institute’s Dickson Omondi

Dickson Omondi is the National Democratic Institute’s regional director for Southern and East Africa. He has over 20 years of experience in political party strengthening, legislative development, advancing electoral integrity, and civil society development work. His experience at NDI has involved long-term and short-term assignments to over 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and South Africa.

A New Course: Germany’s Pivot on Energy and Security

With a population eager to respond to the invasion of Ukraine and a government aware of the long-term security and economic vulnerabilities, Germany has decided to detach itself from Russian oil and gas while revolutionizing its industry and military might. These sweeping transformations are here to stay.

The Energy Trilemma: Ukraine Invasion Exposes Energy Insecurity in Europe

“Our continued reliance on fossil fuels makes the global economy and energy security vulnerable to geopolitical shocks and crises,” warned United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on February 28th in response to the release of the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. He urged that “now is the time to accelerate the energy transition …

Weapons of Mass Dissemination: Open-Source Intelligence in War

On June 13, 2009, hundreds of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran to protest a corrupt presidential election. Over the next six months, the protests evolved from random demonstrations to a coordinated nationwide resistance to the Iranian regime. This outburst of political activism — known as the “Green Movement” — was driven by internet-based organizing.

The Connection: Lessons from One Austrian Organization’s Approach to the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

Approximately 117,000 Ukrainian refugees have entered Austria since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. The crisis has presented new challenges for Austrian refugee organization The Connection.