IFSH-Newsletter May 2020

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The Corona Virus and Its Effects
Peace researchers are focussing on the global pandemic. You can read analyses and assessments of the crisis from our researchers in our new website section, “Science, Scholarship and World Events”, under the topic heading “Corona Pandemic”. Dr Janina Pawelz, for example, examines how organised crime is exploiting the crisis for its own gain.
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Open Skies Treaty on the Brink?
The Treaty on Open Skies is an important arms control instrument. Now, however, the USA is threatening to withdraw from the treaty. In their graphical visualisation, Alexander Graef and Moritz Kütt clearly show why the treaty is so important for Europe. There have also been recent publications from the IFSH team on the subject.
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First John Urry Memorial Prize Awarded to Delf Rothe and Co-Authors
The paper “From Climate Migration to Anthropocene Mobilities”, which appeared in the prestigious journal Mobilities, was selected as the best article of 2019. Delf Rothe authored the paper alongside Christiane Fröhlich and Andrew Baldwin.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 
  
New IFSH Research Report
Trilateral Arms Control? Perspectives from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing

The US, Russia, and China: How might these three countries avoid another arms race together? The latest IFSH Research Report analyses how an arms control agreement between these three major nuclear powers could be reached. Editor Dr Ulrich Kühn asked leading experts from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing for their assessments.

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New Policy Brief: The Spectre of an Arms Race in the Western Balkans
In the last several years, the Western Balkan states have engaged in increased defence spending and rearmament, often accompanied by strong language about a looming arms race and military competition. Dr Filip Ejdus investigates whether this is a cause for concern.

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Maritime Conflicts and Ocean Governance
Norm breaking is a frequent occurrence and source of conflict in interstate and international interaction. In their latest publication, Dr Sybille Reinke de Buitrago and Dr Patricia Schneider discuss how to deal with such behaviour when it occurs in maritime space.

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