By Chelsea Costello About the Author The Art of War, by the Chinese general and military strategist, Sun-Tzu, was one of the first books assigned to me in graduate school. I remember leaning back in a rickety wooden chair begrudgingly eyeballing a ten-page syllabus. My attention was drawn to the […]
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Photo Credit: Janek Skarzynski/AFP found on https://theconversation.com/in-central-europe-militarised-societies-are-on-the-march-84164 By: Weronika Grzebalska, Next Generation Symposium Fellow (2017) Russia recently held one of the largest “war games” since the Cold War, on its Western borders. The drill exercised combat scenarios recently used in Ukraine and tested the […]
Photo Credit: United Nations Radio http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2014/05/peacekeeping-adapts-to-new-challenges/#.WZdcmLYrKi4 By Jumana Kawar “I love my country and the forces, and in the future if I have children, I will encourage them to join the military especially my girl,” says First Lieutenant Safaa Altahat in an interview […]
Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134051601@N04/18636815068/ By Scott Weiner Gun culture alone cannot explain mass shootings in America. If simply having guns really meant having more mass civilian gun attacks, Israel is one country that ought to see frequent such attacks. In reality, mass civilian gun attacks by and against Israeli civilians are rare. The difference between […]
On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed an air, land, and sea blockade against the tiny Gulf nation. Shortly thereafter, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, the Maldives, the Hadi government in Yemen, and the Haftar government in Libya followed suit, joining the Saudi-led bloc against Qatar. […]
By Kathy Crandall Robinson In this blog post, WIIS Senior Fellow Kathy Crandall Robinson examines the legacy of the Women’s Strike for Peace and its vital impact on peace and civil and human rights movements since the early 1960s. She also draws promise and lessons to be applied to today’s efforts for peace. Find the […]
By Claudia Major This blog post by Claudia Major, WIIS Berlin member, examines Germany’s responsibility, as a central European power, to contribute to the military stability and security of Europe. It situates Germany’s role within the rapidly changing security landscape in Europe and globally. Please find the full article on the Carnegie Europe website here.