I publish short opinion pieces in this blog section at irregular intervals. I mostly, but do not exclusively write about topics of my research. For my blog posts published before 2020 (mostly in German), please visit the “Bretterblog”.
Sweden’s corona trauma – a story of blind faith
Sweden’s corona policy receives international attention. Sweden is either seen as a model or a disaster. Yet, the Swedish “corona trauma” painfully uncovers the consequences if a democracy lacks a critical civil society.
What does the coming Biden presidency mean for China?
Great power relations have changed drastically under Trump. A return to the status quo ante is unlikely. Biden’s electoral victory is bad news for China because he is more realistic about China and will rebuild alliances.