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 British Prime Minister has announced that a referendum will be held to decide whether the UK will remain in the European Union. David Cameron’s announcement has prompted analysis of the risks it would pose for the balance among UK political parties, for British cohesion, and for the future...
Are we returning to “The German Question”, which we thought had been dealt with at unification? Although “The German Question” has deep historical roots, its return is indicative of a European crisis: economic fractures, institutions in deadlock, relative withdrawal of France and the UK on...
Movements of African people, being within their countries, on the continent or heading Europe, have numerous and ancient causes. The term “migration” covers a plurality of situations with many internal as well as international implications. Therefore, reasons to migrate deserve a careful...
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.
American Presidential Elections: What the Primaries are Telling us Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 4, Winter 2015
The presidential primaries have begun, and have quickly become a target for much criticism.
Over the last few years both the United States and Russia seem to have changed their conception of how to deploy force.
The extraordinary nature of the 1994 massacres in Rwanda gave rise to the need for “complete justice”, operating judicial processes on several levels.
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.