Tag Archives: United Nations

How the South Sudanese Civil War Is Fueling Climate Change

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He researches the intersection of Islam, culture, and politics in Africa and Asia and visited South Sudan in January 2016. Great powers such as China and the United States may have the most sway over the … Continue reading

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A Suppressed Voice: The Continuing Conflict in West Papua

by Sandra Ivanov. Sandra Ivanov is from New Zealand with a postgraduate education in Peace and Conflict Studies. She was formerly a policy advisor in the New Zealand public service and now primarily works in the development sector. You can … Continue reading

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That time Israel boldly flew F-15s through the air spaces of five Arab countries

by Paul Iddon. In October 1991, less than a year after the Gulf War at least two Israeli F-15 Eagle air superiority jet fighters took off from Israel and made a round-trip that violated the air spaces of five Arab … Continue reading

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Fast Friends? Turkey arrives in Somalia

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE … Continue reading

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Operation Barkhane’s Secret to Success

by Paul Pryce. With degrees in political science from both sides of the pond, Paul Pryce has previously worked as Senior Research Fellow for the Atlantic Council of Canada’s Canadian Armed Forces program, as a Research Fellow for the OSCE … Continue reading

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Israel’s Complex Interconnectedness in Counterterrorism

by Emily Murphy (Instagram). She is a student in the Political Science Honors and Islamic Civilizations and Societies Departments at Boston College, as well as a Research Fellow for the Political Science Department.   In mid-January, Israel and the United … Continue reading

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Sea Control 100 – South China Sea, Freedom of Navigation and the problem of innocent passage

The dispute in the South China Sea has been an already well covered topic here on offiziere.ch. In short: China claims most of the waters within its “nine dash line” forming almost 80% of the South China Sea. At a … Continue reading

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The Yemeni Civil War: No Table, No Terms, No Peace

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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UN Peacekeeping – Reforms are needed!

by Michael Barnett and Songying Fang. Michael Barnett is university professor of international affairs and political science at George Washington University. Songying Fang is associate professor of political science at Rice University. This article originally appeared on the Washington Post’s … Continue reading

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Successful Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration for Sustainable Peace

by Patrick Truffer. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and completes a Master of Arts program in International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin. Peace operations can … Continue reading

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