This last year was a bit crazy. I finished up my job in Berlin in the spring and while teaching there was a lot of fun, the commute between Konstanz and Berlin was stressful at times. I am very grateful to Humboldt University for the great opportunity. Especially Heike Klüver was very supportive and deserves special thanks. In the fall, I accepted a position as a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo. This is nothing short of a dream come true and PRIO has been extremely welcoming. I am looking forward to future collaborations with my amazing new colleagues. Finally, the paper that Daniel Karell and I published won the Nils Petter Gleditsch JPR Article of the Year Award against stiff competition. I am very honored by this recognition.