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The EU has begun to create peace building and crisis management capacities, signaling a readiness to contribute to regional and global security. How to value this development? Does the EU have the capabilities to fulfill its intention influence these world events? ...More
The EU ought to play a greater role in global governance. But in order to achieve that it needs to devise functional institutions for global governance – in effect getting everyone ‘singing from the same hymn sheet’ ...More
This thesis analyzes, from a practical and a theoretical approach, the resurgence of Somali piracy and the threat it poses to international trade. Furthermore, it explains how piracy challenges both realist and international regime theory. ...More
Nadia Claudine Boegli:
The question underlying this report is how should the United States deal with Darfur? In order to answer such a normative question it is necessary to have a closer look at the obstacles that the United States must handle when deciding on a policy concerning Darfur. ...More
Christian von Campe:
The process of globalization not only erodes nationalism, but at the same time presents the opportunity for the ideology of nationalism to return to the fore. The current economic crisis presents a new challenge to the globalized world. ...More
The debate between realists and liberals outlines the importance of public opinion in foreign policy making. However, its impact remains limited. ...More
The strategic effects of the Gaza War have been remarkably small. Israel’s strategy of isolating Hamas continues to focus on short-term conflict management and fails to open up new prospects for resolving the Middle East conflict. ...More
China's grand strategy aims to enhance its trade and investment interests. Its rhetoric on peaceful attitudes is nothing more than a means to an end. ...More
The argument that US nuclear weapons in Europe are essential to security provision is losing its persuasion force. NATO’s Strategic Concept (2009) is an opportunity to reassess the idea that the presence of US nuclear weapons in Europe enhances European security.
The use of anti-Israeli, pan-Islamic, and anti-imperialist rhetoric has been a deliberate tool in the conduct of Iran's post-revolutionary foreign policy.