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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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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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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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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Twitter is not going to change Trump’s behavior

As Twitter tags Trump tweets with fact-checking warning ,Trump, of course, claims it is a censorship, but the view is  that social media have a right to somehow regulate false statements of politicians, especially if those messages might have a widespread effect. But it will hardly change Trump’s behavior and it will not change anything on how his supporters consume President’s messages. Would you agree, or perhaps not, and why? Read few comments.

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Should Dominic Cummings go?

What does the PM Boris Johnson’s approach towards Dominic Cummings’ scandal tell us about how the PM (British government) operates? Do you think that Cummings will stay? Should he stay? Read few comments.

PM Boris Johnson. Credit: http://www.conservatives.com

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Will nuclear tests resume?

According to The Washington Post Trump’s officials discussed conducting first U.S. nuclear test since 1992.  From your perspective, what does a debate about the idea of conducting an nuclear test tell us about Trump’s administration thinking regarding arms treaties and non-proliferation regime? If the US would carry out such test what would it mean for international security? Read few comments.


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