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Kashmir and the Problems of Peace

Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K   Triggered by the killing of Burhan Wani, a popular social media activist and separatist leader, protests and riots broke out in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), culminating in at least 80 civilians dead and thousands injured and arrested. According to The Indian Express, more than 280 incidents of skirmishes and shelling between Indian and Pakistani forces have been reported
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Power Politics, Norms and International Society : A Neoclassical Realist Interpretation

Norms in Constructivist Tradition Beginning with Alexander Wendt’s famous article “Anarchy is what states make of it” (1992: 391-425) the theory of constructivism has increasingly become more important in the study of international relations. Apart from meta-theoretical issues, including epistemology or ontology, constructivism also deals with independent variables which might affect the behavior of states. One
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The Tragedy of Strategy: Why Afghanistan is still in Chaos

Last year turned out to be as one of the most turbulent years in Afghan history for a while. In June, the Afghans elected a new government, accompanied by widespread election fraud and an unclear result. It was therefore a case of emergency when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promptly flew to Kabul in order to broker a deal between the two rivals Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. After forming a “unity governme
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ISIS UND DIE GRENZEN MILITÄRISCHER MITTEL – EIN KOMMENTAR

  Seitdem die martialische Propaganda von ISIS die Wohnzimmer der Menschen erreicht hat, graben selbst unbekehrbare PazifistInnen das Kriegsbeil aus. Während die einen humanitäre Interventionen fordern, sei es um die KurdInnen in Kobane zu retten oder die Jeziden vom Berg Sinja, sehen andere in ISIS nicht nur eine regionale, sondern sogar eine globale Bedrohung, gegen die man mit allen Mitteln vorgehen müsse. Zuletzt
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