The West needs to smarten up in dealing with media savvy terrorists like the Islamic State, argues Thorsten Benner. To undercut IS strategy, all news media need to resolve not to turn every IS killing into a major news story. Instead, Western countries are on the wrong track by clamping down on social media and encryption technologies.
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)
19 November 2014
16 November 2014
04 November 2014