GIIS in the media

In this section you'll find appeareances and opinion articles of GIIS-members in the media


Recommendations on Global Energy Governance and the G20 By Thijs Van De Graaf

As the G20 Working Groups on Sustainability, Energy and Climate are preparing to meet later this week, it is well worth reminding ourselves of the importance of the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg for global energy governance.


The Panama Papers and the International Battle Against Tax Havens: Lessons for the EU ( Monday 11 April 2016 , Heinrich Böll Stiftung )

Comment on the Panama Papers by Prof. Mattias Vermeiren en Wouter Lips.


De dubbele houding van de VS in de internationale belastingagenda ( Friday 11 March 2016 , Internationale Spectator )

Ook na het 'tijdperk van het bankgeheim' wordt internationale belastingontwijking nog steeds niet zo stevig aangepakt als belastingontduiking. De belangrijkste oorzaak? De Verenigde Staten hebben geen interesse in het grondig aanpakken van belastingontwijking door multinationals.


Time for divestment and oil subsidy campaigns to join forces? ( Thursday 23 June 2016 , Climate Home )

Despite the Paris pledge to limit global warming to “well below” 2C, large amounts of both public and private money continue to flow into the fossil fuel industry.


Rik Coolsaet cited in Ottawa Citizen ( Monday 13 June 2016 , Ottawa citizen )

Rik Coolsaet cited in Canadian newspaper op-ed on the Orlando tragedy.


Rik Coolsaet in The Washinton Post

Fareed Zakaria refers in The Washington Post to a study of Rik Coolsaet on radicalization.


Rik Coolsaet in Le Vif ( Friday 27 November 2015 , )

Rik Coolsaet provides a historical perspective on terrorism in the weekly magazine Le Vif (in French)


Rik Coolsaet on muslim radicalization

Op-ed by Rik Coolsaet on muslim radicalization in "De Standaard".


Terrorist attacks in Paris

Rik Coolsaet comments on terrorist attacks in Paris


Saving OPEC: How Oil Producers Can Counteract the Global Decline in Demand ( Monday 22 December 2014 , Foreign Affairs )

If oil demand peaks, the members of OPEC, whose economies hinge on export revenues from crude oil, are in trouble. But OPEC countries can pursue at least four different strategies to counteract the decline in demand—although none of them will be easy, and none guarantees success.


Thijs Van de Graaf on OPEC summit ( Thursday 27 November 2014 , Deredactie.be )

Thijs Van de Graaf reflects on the challenges and possible outcomes of the OPEC meeting of November 27, 2014 (in Dutch).


Rik Coolsaet on foreign policy under the new Belgian government

Rik Coolsaet comments in Knack magazine on the foreign policy priorities of the new federal government in Belgium (in Dutch).


Thijs Van de Graaf on Rockefellers divestment

Thijs Van de Graaf comments on the Rockefellers divestment from fossil fuel industries


Rik Coolsaet on US airstrikes against IS

Rik Coolsaet comments on the US airstrikes against IS


Rik Coolsaet on a Belgian Homeland Security Office.

Rik Coolsaet comments on the idea of a Belgian Homeland Security Office.


Belgian Foreign Policy: in search of a new course ( Monday 7 July 2014 , Egmont Institute )

Rik Coolsaet and Sven Biscop offer some guidelines for a review of Belgian foreign policy.


Peter Debaere on G7 summit in Brussels

Peter Debaere comments on G7 summit in Brussels in EUobserver, noting it was the first summit in the 40-year existence of the G7/G8 that was hosted by the European Union.


Toxic Mix of Oil and Politics Threatens Libya’s Cohesion ( Thursday 13 March 2014 , World Politics Review )

Guest post by Thijs Van de Graaf on the oil-induced separatist conflict in Libya, published at World Politics Review, March 13th, 2014


Details of China-Russia Gas Deal Put ‘Historic’ Agreement in Perspective ( Wednesday 28 May 2014 , World Politics Review )

Guest post by Thijs Van de Graaf on the China-Russian gas deal, published at World Politics Review, May 28th, 2014


Dries Lesage on upcoming G7 summit in Brussels

Dries Lesage comments on the upcoming G7 summit in Brussels in the TV newsmagazine “Terzake” and on Radio 1 of the Belgian Dutch-speaking public broadcaster VRT .


Is the Crimean crisis a gas war? ( Tuesday 8 April 2014 , De Redactie )

Op-ed by Thijs Van de Graaf on the EU's energy security in the wake of the Crimean crisis.


Protest movements in Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand, Egypt and Turkey ( Thursday 27 February 2014 , De Standaard )

Op-ed by Dries Lesage on protest movements in Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand, Egypt and Turkey.


Protest movements in Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand, Egypt and Turkey ( Monday 24 February 2014 , Terzake )

Dries Lesage comments on similarities and differences between protest movements in Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand, Egypt and Turkey on the national public television VRT.


Political sitiuation in Europe ( Tuesday 21 January 2014 , De Morgen )

Op-ed by Dries Lesage on the political situation in Turkey.


Twitter ban in Turkey ( Friday 21 March 2014 , Radio 1 )

Dries Lesage provides background on the national public Radio 1 on the Twitter ban in Turkey.