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  • Berlin Office hosts briefing on effects of nuclear weapons


    Since the beginning of the attack on Ukraine, Russian President Putin has repeatedly threatened to use nuclear weapons, triggering the discussion on so-called tactical or "small" nuclear weapons.…

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  • The Case of Zaporizhzhia: Making International Nuclear Safety and Security Fit for Conflict

    IFSH Brief analysis by Maria Kurando


    "The situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant illustrates the insufficiency of international nuclear safety and security mechanisms in the face of threats from state actors." (Maria Kurando

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  • What the OSCE can learn from other international organizations

    OSCE Network event in Vienna

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is in an acute crisis. Russia’s war against Ukraine violates fundamental principles of the organization. Russia is also making it…

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  • Nuclear Injustice - Article in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

    The Russian attack on Ukraine put the nuclear order to the test. In February 2022, the world watched in horror as Russia attacked Ukraine. The West could not intervene because Russia threatened to…

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  • OSCE Insights: The OSCE in Crisis: Five Lessons from the League of Nations

    Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni

    Drawing on lessons from the League of Nations, Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni examines how the OSCE can respond to the challenges it has been facing to increase its resilience. Although the League was…

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  • OSCE Insights: Ending Up Somewhere Else: The Need for Strategy in the OSCE

    Walter Kemp

    In his OSCE Insights contribution Walter Kemp examines past attempts to develop a strategy within the OSCE, focusing in particular on the Strategic Policy Support Unit (SPSU). He examines the reasons…

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  • National Security Strategies and climate security in international comparison

    IFSH Researcher Conference in Canberra

    Governments and ministries worldwide publish security strategies to present their security policy assessments and measures. These documents refer in different ways to three basic questions of security…

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  • New publication: What causes persistent problems in international peacebuilding?

    Dr Karolina Kluczewska, Dr Anna Kreikemeyer

    It is well known that international organisations often face limitations in involving local populations in their peacebuilding and development interventions. This happens despite the "local turn" that…

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  • New Research Report: Forecasting the future impact of emerging technologies on international stability and human security

    Marina Favaro, Dr Neil Renic, Dr Ulrich Kühn

    In their Research Report, ‘Negative Multiplicity: Forecasting the Future Impact of Emerging Technologies on International Stability and Human Security’, Favaro, Renic, and Kühn asked 30 international…

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  • New research project: Visual narratives of climate activists


    What visual means do activists of the global climate movements Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion use to make climate change understandable and show that it poses a threat to human,…

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