The Military-Industrial Complex pressured by the Climate Crisis

Since the general public first became aware of the effect of human consumption on the planet, individuals have been asked to reduce, reuse, and recycle in order to turn the trend of a warming planet around. Governments and the private sector alike have claimed that they are joining the masses in contributing to the reduction…

Russia’s war in Ukraine is about the West

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remark in 2016 that Russia’s borders do not end anywhere reinforced a popular claim about the revisionist nature of Moscow’s foreign policy. Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine seems to be the ultimate validation of this belief. Various explanations of the invasion have been offered, ranging from Russia’s current military advantages over…

Ponto.Podcast

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Auf dieser Seite könnt ihr die Folgen unseres Ponto.Podcasts finden. Viel Freude beim Hören! Ponto.Podcast · Episode 001: Max über die sowjetische Moderne Ponto.Podcast · Episode 002: Julius über die EU-Außenbeauftragten Ponto.Podcast · Episode 003: Sebastian über den digitalen Binnenmarkt Ponto.Podcast · Episode 004: Ansgar über Anpassung an die Klimakrise Dieses Projekt wird gefördert von…

Accountability for Crimes Committed by ISIL – Why Austria should join Germany in the support of the UN Missions to Iraq

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On the 30th November 2021, a former ISIL Fighter and his wife were convicted by a Frankfurt court in Germany for genocide and crimes against humanity under the German “Völkerstrafgesetzbuch” (German International Criminal Code) in a landmark trial based on universal jurisdiction. A significant part of the indictment in the Taha al-J. – case focused…

Russianization of Turkish Foreign Policy? The Bigger Question Behind Nagorno-Karabakh

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Best Frenemies? Russian President Putin and Turkish President Erdoğan Erdoğan’s increasingly assertive foreign policy seems to align more and more with Putin’s grand strategy. So far, the two internationally dissatisfied powers did not face each other directly with diametrical interests. Nagorno-Karabakh could become the game changer. Huntington Revisited “The most obvious and prototypical torn country…

The new EU Cyber Sanctions Regime: Closing the Accountability Gap?

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Several EU member states and hundreds of companies operating in the EU have been subject to cyber-attacks in the last years. Since 2004, 17 EU member states have been subject to election interference, in 2017, the ransomware WannaCry infected servers on an unprecedented scale in the EU and indicated some of the vulnerabilities of our…

Sudan: The Potential Price of Peace

  Der Grosse Soukh in Omdurman © Jan Pospisil   Fifteen months after the revolution that ousted long-term dictator Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, it becomes increasingly evident that Sudan’s two parallel transitional processes of democratisation and peacemaking contradict one another and follow different political logics. The second year after the removal of the Bashir-regime…

Warum sagen osteuropäische Staaten NEIN zur Istanbul-Konvention?

  Der Slogan dieses Plakats einer bulgarischen Kampagne lautet: “Öffne deine Augen. Eine Kampagne gegen Gewalt an Frauen” Gemäß einer Umfrage der Organisation für Sicherheit und Zusammenarbeit in Europa (OSZE) aus dem Jahr 2018 sind ungefähr 16 Millionen Frauen aus der OSZE-Region Opfer von sexueller Gewalt. Dies zeigt, dass Gewalt gegen Frauen ein akutes Problem…
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