The protection of women in armed conflicts as well as their equal participation in peace processes and negotiations contribute to the promotion of world peace. Nevertheless, nation states continue to use armament and deterrence as the preferred mode of handling such conflicts.
Why EU-integration? Why should the Western Balkans, a region where criminal networks have been gaining ground and corrupt elites have systematically captured state institutions for the benefit of their own criminal business models, enter the EU? Why, when human rights are trampled upon in the region, with manifestations of nationalist radicalization overall?
One can hear these questions repeatedly in the political discourse.
By Marion Kraske
With more than a year to go until the elections, the race to the White House is already in full swing. The impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump makes it additionally difficult to predict. But even without that, there are a number of reasons that speak against Trump’s re-election in November 2020.
By Bastian Hermisson
Iran and the US are in an escalation spiral. Since the shooting down of a US drone by Iran at the end of June, the danger of war is real. However, a direct military confrontation would not only affect the Islamic Republic, but would also expand and drastically intensify the numerous, already virulent conflicts in the entire region.
Turkey and Iran have traditionally had a strained relationship. On the one hand, this can be clearly seen in their rivalry for predominance in the region, but on the other, it is shot through with the need for neighbourly cooperation.
By Kristian Brakel
The integration processes of Syrian refugees in Turkey. This piece explores the politics of integration in relation to how policy makers interpret integration and where refugees stand in their interpretation.