Essydo is an independent magazine that focuses on political and broader societal analysis from a technocratic point of view. Generally, contemporary discourse is reduced to two broad paradigms (liberal and conservative), which are used to process and reproduce information. In the light of the increasing complexity of our world, the limited use of our cognitive assessment tools seems to be a counter-intuitive trend. Essydo’s analyses and commentaries are neither left-wing nor right-wing, neither authoritarian nor libertarian; the aim is to provide functional insights into the topic at hand. Accordingly, there is a heavy emphasis on detecting utility maximisation and understanding why different actors or groups have conflicting views or pursue different courses of action. Essydo’s articles go beyond opinions and binary positioning. Rather the mission is to equip the reader with better tools for assessing the complex phenomena of our world.

We make contact with various news sources on a daily basis and all media channels filter the information they provide us with, including Essydo. However, we believe that subjectivity is not a bad thing per se; it is the unconsciousness (of reader and publisher alike) around subjectivity that paves the way for ignorance and conflict. Accordingly, we are keen to reflect on why actors think and act in certain ways, including ourselves; we call it ‘Neutral Subjectivity’. We advise our readers to engage with our articles actively by asking: ‘Why do the actors (in the article) behave in the way they do? Why did Essydo assess their behaviour in the way it did? Why do I feel about the content of this article the way I do?’

With this guide at hand, we hope to provide you with a great and insightful reading experience!

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What Can Russia Do?

The Russo-Ukrainian War has been the most striking development in the year 2022. As the biggest armed conflict since the Syrian War and previously the Iraq War, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine has not only geopolitical but also economic consequences for some related actors. In the second half of 2022, the two sides seem to … Continue reading What Can Russia Do?

A Madman’s Dream

On 24 February 2022, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has declared war on Ukraine. After weeks of intense arms build-up at the Russo-Ukrainian borderlands, several threats and diplomatic pressures, the Eurasian nation has launched a large-scale operation in Ukraine. Although there has been an imminent diplomatic escalation between the two parties, the … Continue reading A Madman’s Dream

World Citizen or Nationalist?

So far, the dominant theme of societal development in the late 20th and early 21st century is the emergence, acceleration and consolidation of globalisation. With societies, economies and political systems becoming closer and closer and partly even merging, naturally we began to fundamentally rethink our perception of the world and our roles we play within … Continue reading World Citizen or Nationalist?

Sex and Civilisations

The world has seen many civilisations rise and even more civilisations vanish. From ruling vast territories, advancing scientifically and adding to what we call art and culture, they went on to become merely footnotes of history. Though we might not always appreciate it, their legacies remain, to this day, the building blocks of present and … Continue reading Sex and Civilisations



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