Category Archives: International Relations

i am afraid

fear is clenching my throat and i yet i do not know where to point first to identify the problem. what i know is that it is not an overwhelming or imminent fear. i do not feel personally threatened or … Continue reading

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the return of nationalism – a critical reflection

nationalism is coming back. us against them. let’s do it all over again. well, technically, i would argue that nationalism has never left. it is a phenomenon of ‘return’ only to those who immersed their head into european politics -not … Continue reading

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welcome to cold war II

myself a defender of the idea that the cold war rhetoric is outdated, if not even exaggerating the current circumstances, i find myself in the position of having to review my prior assumptions. though my personal optimism on the euro/atlantic-russian … Continue reading

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thank you for the islamic state

there is something odd about international politics. alliance formations have shown again and again that even fiercely proclaimed ideologies are pushed aside all too easily whenever interest align. deeply entrenched moral divisions are secondary to security, and even framed states, … Continue reading

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playing chess in ukraine

realism is a brilliant theory. it is a model, not reality. but it provides a basis for the understanding of global conflicts at a level of simplicity that until today proves to be attractive.┬áin the poles between attractiveness and effectiveness, … Continue reading

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saving pandora all over again

i like stories like avatar. let’s be honest, the movie was a hit! the animations were brilliant and the plot even got some hardline pragmatics to shed a tear or two in the darkness of the cinema. after all, why … Continue reading

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the bleeding sword of liberty

i find myself in a status of speechless awe, covering my face in the soothing mantles of my hands, while words and messages drip into my conscience, listening to the rhetoric of western freedoms and their glory. freedom of religion, … Continue reading

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