Stephanie Liechtenstein is a Vienna-based freelance journalist and diplomatic correspondent. She has 18 years of experience working in international organizations, think tanks and journalism.
Her articles on multilateral diplomacy, International Organizations (OSCE, IAEA, UN), arms control issues, foreign and security policy, as well as Austrian politics, have been published widely, including in Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, Politico Europe, World Politics Review, PassBlue, the EU Observer, the Security Times, and Austrian daily newspapers die Presse and Wiener Zeitung.
Since 2012, she has also been working as a leading member of a team that established the Security and Human Rights Monitor, the only platform that combines regular news, analysis and academic insights into the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
She has a Master in Science (MSc.) in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In February 2019, she also completed an Online Postgraduate Diploma Course at the London School of Journalism.
COVID19 could have been a trigger to bring the world closer together to combat an invisible but deadly common threat. Instead, it has accelerated and deepened divisions that had been taking shape for decades. We risk sliding into diverging and separate realities. For many, at least two different systems of values – democracy vs. authoritarianism – are crystallizing. How can we bring the world together to face common challenges? Are there still areas where we can work together? How can we mould global cooperative institutions to address security concerns? How can we overcome ideological divisions and find common solutions to the current and future health crises and address climate change? Can we prevent the world from setting up different and incompatible norms in how we develop and use emerging technologies? How can we revamp international institutions to be fit for the future?