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  • Is Peace the Absence of War?

    Prof Dr Michael Brzoska
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  • International Day of Peace: Making the United Nations fit for purpose is more important than ever

    Today, Tuesday, the annual United Nations General Assembly begins. It is by far the most important meeting of the international community. 21 September is also the International Day of Peace.

    Traditionally, the United Nations calls for non-violence and cease-fire on this day. With this holiday, the UN reminds us of its core mission: the maintenance of international peace and security.…

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  • Setting new spending priorities - blog post for the Toda Institute


    The financial costs of the coronavirus pandemic and of mitigating climate change are huge. This has led to justifiable calls for a reduction in global military spending, which is currently at record…

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  • Conference participation of our researchers in autumn

    An overview

    The end of the "summer break" and the beginning of autumn traditionally mean that our researchers participate in many national and international conferences. We have compiled an overview of who is…

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  • From the “War on terror” to Societal Peace

    Dr Hendrik Hegemann, PD Dr Martin Kahl
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  • Joint INMM/ESARDA Annual Meeting 2021

    The joint (virtual) annual meeting of the European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA) and the U.S. Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) was held from August 23 to…

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  • IFSH press release: 20 Years after 9/11, Anti-Terror Legislation Needs to Be Scrutinized

    Following the attacks of 11 September 2001, Germany passed numerous new security laws: Air travel security checks were made more extensive, biometric data were added to identity documents, and the…

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  • Expert Briefing: Germany’s Commitment to Peace Following the Afghanistan Debacle


    In the hours leading up to 1 September 2021, the last US soldier departed from Kabul airport. The emblematic photo was seen all around the world and marked the end of a nearly 20-year-long conflict…

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  • IFSH press release: Lessons from Afghanistan - Independent Commission on the Future of German Peacekeeping Operations Is Necessary


    The failed Afghanistan operation has shown that there is an urgent need to examine Germany’s involvement in peace and security – thoroughly, independently and with a focus on the future. IFSH…

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  • Hamburg and the OSCE

    Dr Frank Evers und Dr Cornelius Friesendorf
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