An interview with Ukrainian sociologist Tetiana Kostiuchenko about her research, resuming online teaching, and how to incorporate the ongoing war into the university curriculum.

Using tools offered by game theory, WZB economists Daniele Caliari and Tilman Fries describe Putin’s behavior in the Ukraine war as a conflict of resolve.

The war in Ukraine revealed the EU’s dependency on Russia and its vulnerability to authoritarian political pressure. What steps must Europe take to reach greater geopolitical resilience?

An interview with Ukrainian sociologist Tetiana Kostiuchenko about her research, resuming online teaching, and how to incorporate the ongoing war into the university curriculum.

Using tools offered by game theory, WZB economists Daniele Caliari and Tilman Fries describe Putin’s behavior in the Ukraine war as a conflict of resolve.

The war in Ukraine revealed the EU’s dependency on Russia and its vulnerability to authoritarian political pressure. What steps must Europe take to reach greater geopolitical resilience?

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Health and Well-being

The WZB Mitteilungen appear in a new look, fresh and redesigned. The current March issue of the WZB Mitteilungen and the Mitteilungen online focus on health and well-being. It is about what keeps people healthy - and what society has to do with it. How does inequality affect health, especially in dealing with the pandemic? How can the relationship between health and social situation be measured? Why is the pandemic also a stress test for societies? How does a good neighborhood affect the well-being of migrants? These and many other questions are explored by our researchers in the current issue.

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What Makes America Sick

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Fabian Zapatka

The United States is in the midst of a population health crisis. Americans born today are projected to die three years younger than peers born in other wealthy democracies. This decline in longevity is unprecedented and worrying.

Lots of Work, Poor Conditions

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What health risks are workers in the German platform economy exposed to? A new study by the Fairwork project identified three overarching risks.

"Children are very vulnerable"

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Interview with Jianghong Li about her research, her cross-discipline approach and the importance of thinking outside the box.

Russian Polarization Over War in Ukraine

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Research suggests a majority of people in Russia support their country’s military actions in Ukraine, write WZB researcher Philipp Chapkovski and Alexei Zakharov of Chicago University on the LSE's European Politics blog. But what, they ask, do those who support the war think about those who oppose it?

Living freely, living differently, living together?

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How do liberal societies stick together? This question is explored in a new animated film produced by students of the Universität der Künste together with WZB researchers.

WZB Talks

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The WZB Talks series showcases the cutting edge questions researchers at the WZB are working on. Which new insights has WZB research to offer and where is more work needed? Browse our selection of recorded events.

Analyses on the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine keeps the world on edge. What does the Russian attack mean for Europe and the world, for our external security and domestic politics, for future coexistence at the state, economic and scientific levels? These are complex questions, and so are the answers; there is much we do not know at this point. In order to better understand the background of this war and to assess its potential consequences, the WZB is launching the series "War in Europe. Causes and Consequences". It offers WZB researchers a platform to share their thoughts, analyses and research questions with an interested public.

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