IFSH news July/August 2019

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Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg
New Publication: OSCE Yearbook 2018
The new OSCE Yearbook has been published. This time it focuses on the Western Balkans/South Eastern Europe.
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Hamburg Peace Researcher at the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference
The IFSH had the honour of giving a guest lecture at this year's Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference in Oslo. During the first session, IFSH Russia expert Dr Alexander Graef spoke on the topic of peace and security in the Baltic Sea region and explained in particular what role arms control and confidence-building measures can play in this context.
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IFSH experts at UN conference in Geneva
For the past five years the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva has been negotiating a ban on autonomous weapons. Now the talks have moved on to the next round. Christian Alwardt and Neil Renic took part in the talks on behalf of the IFSH.
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International Bundestag Scholars at IFSH
For five months the scholars are in Germany at the invitation of the German Bundestag, finding out about the processes in parliament and in German politics. During their one-week stay in Hamburg, the young university graduates from 26 nations also visited the IFSH.
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IFSH researchers’ views on the end of the INF treaty
One of the most significant disarmament agreements is now history: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) expired on 2 August 2019. What does this mean for the security architecture internationally, and in Europe in particular? Is there now a threat of a new arms race?
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Janina Pawelz: Well-known and little understood. Martial arts groups in Timor-Leste
In Timor-Leste, rival martial arts groups (MAGs) are commonly linked to youth violence. They gained prominence during discussions on post-conflict challenges and destabilising factors that threaten the security and peace of the young nation. This chapter provides some unique insights into the internal organisation, philosophical background, social engagement, and political nexus of MAGs.

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