After reports of foreign government surveillance in 2013, officials and public figures in Europe have floated proposals to achieve “technological sovereignty” through measures like new undersea cables, localized routing and domestic industry support. But most proposals will not effectively protect against surveillance. Some would even hinder the free and open internet.
In a new book, Katrin Kinzelbach calls on the European Union to rethink its approach to promoting human rights in China following 20 years of confidential but ineffective dialogue. This book provides the first detailed reconstruction and assessment of the EU’s responses to human rights violations in China from 1995 to the present day.
Acute crises in fragile states remain a key challenge to peace and security worldwide. The study examines how the UK, US, Netherlands and Canada approach acute, often chronic situations of violent emergency in fragile contexts. Based on this analysis, authors Philipp Rotmann and Léa Steinacker provide policy options for Germany.
by Philipp Rotmann, Thorsten Benner, Wolfgang Reinicke
Conflict, Security & Development, 14 (4)
25 November 2014