Pandemic politics in turbulent times

In Mongolia, frustrations with pandemic policy have come to a head, leading the Prime Minister to resign. STG Policy Fellow Bayaraa Jigmiddash takes a closer look.

Who’s missing? The forgotten heroes of climate activism

Young people in the global south already live the impact of climate change, but their voices in the transnational climate movement are often marginalised or ignored. EUI Policy Leader Fellow Alice Hubbard looks at why this is the case, and makes concrete suggestions to ensure that no one gets left behind.

Buy now, pay later: the role of EU regulation in shaping the ‘new normal’

E-commerce has flourished in the pandemic, and the rising star of online shopping is ‘buy now, pay later’. While service providers now lead in shaping consumer behaviour, Law researcher Nikita Divissenko suggests the EU might play a more proactive role in these innovating markets.

The US election and big data: an EUI perspective

People who perpetuate conspiracy theories about a fraudulent election are only too happy to point to erroneous polls as support for their claims. Now that it appears the US election is really over, EUI economists David Levine and Andrea Mattozzi offer some thoughts regarding political polling and election forecasts.

Beyond quota systems: bridging the political gap for women

To achieve gender parity in politics we need to target the gatekeepers: male party leadership. School of Transnational Governance Policy Leader Fellow Costanza Hermanini argues that effective programmes for the empowerment of women are those that make party leaders aware of the political value of parity, and of the practical obstacles to a woman’s political career.

Vaccine diplomacy—the best first move for the Biden administration to reset relationships

President-elect Joe Biden has plenty of diplomatic issues to tackle in his approaching tenure as the 46th President of the United States. While some tout the importance of immediate steps to signify America’s renewed embrace of “values and democracy”, Nicholas Noe suggests starting with a more pragmatic and inclusive approach: “vaccine diplomacy”.