The Kurdish military’s recent history immediately brings to mind images of its mythical female fighters, and of its real victories against Daesh. But its successes have been primarily in Syria. In Iraq, the Kurdish military has been hindered by poor preparation, lack of effective weaponry, and...
The German Debate on Country’s Security: Different Discourse, Same Paradigm Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 4, Winter 2015
Recent debates in Germany about the future of the country’s security and foreign policy have aroused interest abroad, especially in France.
The financial system has become too complex to be controlled at state level.
For a long time, Ethiopia was the only African country to escape colonization, but over recent decades the country has suffered a string of economic crises, a violent revolution, and Eritrea’s secession. The current government launched a massive development plan which is starting to show sign...
The Right to Compensation at the ICC: Promises and Uncertainties Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 4, Winter 2015
The establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has made it possible for the victim to be fully recognized in international trials, with the assertion of the right to compensation for acts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
De-radicalization and the Prevention of Radicalization in Germany, Great Britain and Denmark Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 4, Winter 2015
To date, a few thousand Europeans have left Europe to join jihadi fighters in Syria and Iraq. Several hundreds of them have already returned. To deal with this phenomenon, some countries have developed radicalization prevention and de-radicalization programs.
The Atlantic Partnership’s Trial of Multipolarity: End of Illusions Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 4, Winter 2015
European solidarity seems to be breaking down just as Europe is becoming a lesser factor in American strategy and alongside the proliferation of divergent poles affirming the differences of interests on the international scene.
International Criminal Justice at 70: Between the Iron and Golden Ages Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 4, Winter 2015
The modern principle of international criminal justice goes back to Nuremberg and its highly specific historical context. The 1990s marks a decade of renaissance, for former Yugoslavia and Rwanda in particular.
From 2014 to 2015, the price of oil fell.
China and the UN’s Peace Keeping Operations: Defending Sovereignty Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 4, Winter 2015
China has become one of the main personnel contributors for UN peace keeping operations, and the principal contributor among the permanent members of the Security Council.