The wikileak cables do not include shocking revelations that reverse our understanding of global issues, but they are an ineffably sad body of evidence that President Obama’s promise to change US' interaction on global stage remains unfulfilled.
This is a book about modern wars in fragile states, one of the most important issues in the international system, and how the media, the academic and non-governmental organisations understand, act towards, interact among them and provide knowledge about their armed conflicts.
Jochen Hippler, ausgewiesener Kenner des Landes, gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über Geschichte und Gegenwart Pakistans. Er zeigt Pakistan als multiethnisches Entwicklungsland und zugleich als außergewöhnlichen Krisenherd und untersucht die Frage, welche Chancen - trotz Militärdiktatur und religiösem Extremismus - die Entwicklung einer eigenständigen Demokratie hat.
Through the experience of working with kids from Brazil’s favelas (shanty-towns) telling their stories, two film-makers explore how the rise of the authoritarian right in Brazil is based on a deep fear by elites of social mobility and a desire to preserve their traditional privileges through both physical as well as political walls.
Where would you mark Europe's border? Would it include Bangladesh? This video introduces the EU's policy of border externalisation and why it should concern all those who care about democracy, human rights and development.
The Israel discourse has changed, and Americans no longer wholeheartedly support militaristic policies in Israel. There is room for debate on these issues, and politicians should fear hiding from it more than they fear addressing the issues.