Author profile: Roland Benedikter

Dr. Roland Benedikter is a European Public Intellectual serving as Research Scholar of Political Analysis and Anticipation at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Full Academic Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Washington DC, Trustee of the Toynbee Prize Foundation Boston, and full member of the Club of Rome. Previously, he served as long-term Visiting Scholar/Research Affiliate 2009-13 at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University. He writes for Foreign Affairs, Harvard International Review (where he is on the advisory board), The National Interest, European Foreign Affairs Review, New Global Studies, Global Policy and Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, and is a frequent commentator for the German newspaper Die Welt Berlin and the international commentary magazine The European. He is co-author of two Pentagon and U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff White Papers on the ethics of Neurowarfare (February 2013 and April 2014) and of Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker’s Report to the Club of Rome 2003: Limits to Privatization.

East Ukraine’s Four Perspectives

East Ukraine’s Four Perspectives

An autonomy solution for East Ukraine, based on the South Tyrol model, represents a practical, temporary compromise and avoids furthering threats of a frozen conflict.

Ukraine and the Interwoven Interests of America, Russia, and the EU

Ukraine and the Interwoven Interests of America, Russia, and the EU

Ukraine is crucial for the future global strategies of the US, Russia, and the EU. Conflicting approaches to the crisis should not mask the interwoven interests.

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