FASoS News, events and stories

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  • The ideal Union according to Mathieu Segers

    Friday, May 20, 2022
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  • Jacob Ward

    Veni grant for Jacob Ward

    Monday, April 11, 2022

    Jacob Ward, a researcher at Maastricht University, has been awarded a Veni research grant of up to 280,000 euros by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Veni grants are for newly graduated excellent researchers, at the beginning of their scientific career and with an exceptional talent for research.

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  • How strong is Russia's digital iron curtain?

    Friday, April 8, 2022

    Unlike China, Russia cannot rely on a thriving digital ecosystem of its own to replace Facebook, Instagram, Spotify and Netflix.

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  • Giselle Bosse

    The logic and nonsense of Putin’s war

    Wednesday, March 16, 2022

    As Russia’s geopolitical isolation deepens and economic sanctions begin to bite hard, one wonders what possessed Vladimir Putin to start his war in Ukraine? Will international sanctions help end the violence? And is there still a way to deescalate? FASoS’ Giselle Bosse on the anatomy of a humanitarian catastrophe.

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  • What does the EU's outstretched hand to Ukraine mean?

    Monday, March 7, 2022

    Ukraine is traditionally presented as a buffer zone, sandwiched between East and West. And thus always a victim of history

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  • Digital war in Ukraine: no major attacks yet, but 'online bullying'

    Monday, March 7, 2022

    Russische hackers hebben tientallen Nederlandse routers gehackt, scheef De Volkskrant. Dichterbij kwamen de gevolgen van de online oorlog in Oekraïne hier nog niet.

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