New visa rule for international students is a terrible idea

The US bars international college students if their school’s classes are all online. There is a political angle to this as it is clear pattern within the Trump’s administration regarding immigration restrictions. But I would be also interested in your view as you are an academic. Do you think that this step is harmful for the US universities, that are/were able to attract talents from around the world? Read few comments.

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What does the new security law mean for Hong Kong and for the China-West relations?

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India vs China: Towards a bigger conflict?

At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in Ladakh, Indian officials say. From your perspective, what is behind this eruption of violence? Any concerns that it might escalate into a bigger India vs China conflict? Read few comments.
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ICC: Is the US undermining regime on the international law?

President Donald Trump’s Administration has said that the United States would block US property and assets of anyone from The Hague-based  ICC tribunal involved in probing or prosecuting US troops. While America is not a State Party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, do you think that such action if taken would undermine a regime on the international law, or you see this perhaps less dramatically, and why? Please, could you shortly comment on this? Read few comments.

International Criminal Court. Credit: https://www.icc-cpi.int/

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Sad commentary on the state of transatlantic relations

According to media reports President Donald Trump plans to withdraw roughly a third of the US troops stationed in Germany. How would you read this, does it has some rationale and from your perspective what does it tell us about the current state of transatlantic relations? Read few comments.

An M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle is driven off the US Vehicle Carrier ENDURANCE as a part of the Exercise DEFENDER-Europe 20 taht was interrupted by COVID-19 pandemics. Credit: NATO

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Next Generation EU : Does the EU have a right answer to coronacrisis?

From your perspective, what was presented by the EC President Ursula von der Leyen, is a right answer to the coronacrisis, and why, or you have some reservations, and what kind of reservations? Read few comments.


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Brexit clock is ticking again

How realistic or unrealistic, and why, do you find a scenario that the EU and the UK will be able to find a comprehensive agreement before the end of the transition period? Do you think there is any chance that the UK might ask for an extension? Read few comments.


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Is the EU a survivor?

What do the current tragic pandemic and coronacrisis tell us about the ability of the EU to survive? Taking also into account a new tool the EC is putting on the table, means a new recovery instrument, Next Generation EU. Read few comments.


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What’s next for NASA and space exploration after the SpaceX launch?

How important do you find the SpaceX launch, do you think it tells us something about the future of the space exploration? Read few comments.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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Will the death of George Floyd change something?

President Donald Trump tweeted: When the looting starts, the shooting starts. What do you think about Trump’s statement regarding the protests in Minneapolis over the death of an unarmed George Floyd? Unfortunately, I do not think that Floyd’s case is the last one, but do you think that it has the potential to change something in terms of police approaches? Read few comments.
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