The gruesome attacks in Paris were framed by some as a significant change in politics, linking it to a Third World War, a “clash of civilisations“, and a possible invocation of the NATO’s 5th article. Despite all these voices stressing the huge impact, I do not see much changing for now. Continue reading How the Paris Attacks did NOT change international relations
The Taliban capture of Kundus, Afghanistan’s main transportation hub in the North and the first major city controlled by the Taliban since 2001, is a major setback for government forces. Just how dire is the situation? Continue reading The Fall of Kundus
Iran’s nuclear deal has the potential of changing US-Iranian relations as well as regional power dynamics – finally, after decades of disruptive clashes. Continue reading Stopped the Bomb
Terrorist attacks, even more so than conventional war, are aimed at identity politics. Which makes #JeSuisCharlie and #JeNeSuisPasCharlie extremely political. Continue reading Qui est Charlie?
Nein, das ist kein Aprilscherz: Heute war der 100. Verhandlungstag im NSU-Prozess. Ein Prozess, der an den Erwartungen leider nur scheitern kann. Continue reading 100 Tage NSU-Prozess