Politics on Point – The AIES Podcast

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In our "Politics on Point" AIES Podcast series, we shed a light on global affairs and the most pressing political issues of our time. From unfolding events to long-term trends and our most recent publications, we aim to bring the world a step closer to our audience, one podcast at a time.


17.11.20 / No. 4

Online Disinformation – A Threat to Democracy

In the fourth episode of the AIES podcast Politics on Point, AIES expert Michael Zinkanell shares his knowledge on the strategies, goals, and consequences of online disinformation campaigns. He furthermore discusses what we as a democratic society can do, in order to become more resilient in the face of deliberate attacks on the legitimacy and trust in our institutions.


01.10.20 / No. 3

Global System Outlook

In the third episode of the AIES Podcast, Velina Tchakarova, Head of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, shares her insights on the underlying transformative processes and changing power structures in the Global System, discussing the trends that will shape the next decade in international relations.


04.08.20 / No. 2

Austria-China Relations during Covid-19

While the Covid-19 crisis has not induced a restructuring of Sino-Austrian relations, it might intensify Austria's European engagement regarding China. Austria might hence be impelled to continue on a national level its policy of neutrality and non-confrontational approach towards China but increase its engagement on a European level. Sofia-Maria Satanakis, Research Fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, and Lucas Erlbacher discuss the state of the Austria-China relation during the Covid-19 crisis. Lucas Erlbacher is the author of the Austrian Chapter in the Special Report 'Covid-19 and Europe-China Relations' by the European Think-Tank Network on China (ETNC).


15.07.20 / No. 1

The Increasing Militariziation of Space

Sofia-Maria Satanakis, Research Fellow at the Austria Institute for European and Security Policy, talks with AIES Intern and co-author of the AIES Fokus Paper "Space Race 2.0 - Renewed Great Power Competition in the Earth's Orbit", Christoph Schwarz, about the increasing militarization of outer space. Also, Sebastien Moranta from the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) joins the conversation to provide a deeper insight about military space activities at EU level.