IFSH Newsletter July 2021

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IFSH Celebrates 50 Years - Senate Reception at Hamburg City Hall
On 11 June 2021, the IFSH turned 50 years old. On the occasion of the Institute’s anniversary, Katharina Fegebank, Second Mayor of Hamburg and the city’s Senator of Science, invited guests to a Senate reception in the City Hall ballroom. The very festive event, a great honour for the IFSH, was recorded on video and in a photo gallery.
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Peace Report 2021 Published
"Europe can do more!" This is the rallying cry of the four leading German peace research institutes in their current Peace Report, which they presented at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin. The European Union must increase its ability to act within the global power structure in order to respond to global challenges by providing non-military solutions.
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Körber Strategic Stability Initiative - Presentation of Results and Website
How can we prevent competition between great powers from escalating into open military conflict? In cooperation with the IFSH, the Körber Strategic Stability Initiative developed 19 policy recommendations for the future of strategic stability. On 1st July, these recommendations, which can be found on a newly-launched, interactive website, were presented during an online event. You can find a recording of the event here.
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Digital Kick-Off for the ZUSE Project
Since the start of the project in February, members of the BMBF-funded research network Solidarity through Security? Discourses, Interactions and Practices of European Solidarity in the Field of Security (ZUSE) has been actively working together. On 17 and 18 June, the ZUSE team formally kicked off the project with a digital workshop.
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International Cybersecurity: Kick-off Workshop on "Zero Trust"
For the official opening of the IFSH’s research focus International Cybersecurity, project leader Dr Mischa Hansel’s team organised an event titled "With Zero Trust to Global Trust? International Cybersecurity in Light of the SolarWinds Attack". More than 50 representatives from the fields of science, business, diplomacy, politics and the media took part in the interdisciplinary workshop.
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New Newsletter about International Cybersecurity
Do you want to keep track of cybersecurity developments around the world? Have you sometimes wondered why cybersecurity news, despite all the serious ramifications of cyber incidents, should not be entertaining as well? Then this new weekly column from the IFSH’s International Cybersecurity team is the way to go.
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The Deep Cuts Project introduces its new young commission
The global arms control architecture is crumbling, arms control treaties are eroding, and a new arms race is well underway. This is why the Deep Cuts Project was launched in 2013. In this independent, nongovernmental initiative, international arms control experts and former government officials provide concrete policy recommendations for action on global arms control. The Deep Cuts Project now introduces its younger branch, the new Young Deep Cuts Commission (YDCC).
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 
  
S+F: Security and Peace – Final Issue
This issue of the journal Security and Peace is a very special one. On the one hand, the issue commemorates the 50th anniversary of the IFSH. On the other hand, it is also a farewell – and unfortunately a farewell forever. After 38 years and more than 1,300 contributions, this issue of Security and Peace: S+F is also its last.

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New IFSH Policy Brief: Advancing Peacebuilding from the Ground up
The authors of the new IFSH Policy Brief, Dr Karolina Kluczewska and Dr Anna Kreikemeyer, argue for greater integration of locals’ conventional wisdom on peace into the peacebuilding work of international organizations.

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Why Germany and France Still Have Different Views on Security Policy
Dr Barbara Kunz contributed the article “Paris and Berlin: still no strategic convergence, while the big questions return” to the Security Policy Library of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee. In it, she explains why Germany and France still have not reached a common understanding on security policy considerations.

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Statement by the Deep Cuts Commission on Nuclear Arms Control
On the occasion of the NATO summit and the meeting between U.S. President Biden and Russia's President Putin, the Deep Cuts Commission has issued a new statement, entitled: “Turning the tide: NATO, the United States and Russia need to agree on an ambitious arms control agenda”.

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New Publication: Weapons of Mass Distortion
The policy paper by IFSH Visiting Research Fellow Marina Favaro takes an innovative approach to emerging technologies and nuclear risk reduction. The paper was published with the Centre for Science & Security Studies of King’s College London.

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New Book: Civil-Military Relations and Global Governance
This book, written by IFSH researcher Dr Cornelia Baciu, examines the impact of international security governance and non-state actors on norms formation and security sector reform in hybrid orders.

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