Since the early 2000s, the “local turn” has thoroughly transformed the field of peacebuilding. The EU policy discourse on peacebuilding has also aligned with this trend. However, most studies on EU peacebuilding still adopt a top-down approach and focus on institutions, capabilities, and decision-making.
Many international organizations have invested significant resources in rapid response mechanisms, often with limited results. This forum compares the experiences of the United Nations, NATO, European Union and African Union.
Contemporary Security Policy has published a special issue on The Transformation of Targeted Killing and International Order edited by Martin Senn and Jodok Troy.
African security, particularly conflict-related political violence, is a key concern in international relations. This forum seeks to advance existing research agendas by addressing four key themes.
The April 2017 issue includes articles on nuclear alliances, Donald Trump, and security dilemmas between India and Pakistan. It also includes a debate on President Trump and a forum on African security.
Donald Trump has repeatedly called into question the collective defence arrangements in NATO. He has also suggested that Asian allies go nuclear. What will be the impact of the Trump Presidency on U.S. nuclear alliances?
High Representative Federica Mogherini presented the EU Global Strategy in June 2016. For Europe, it is difficult to think of something more important than collective action with the aim of weathering the storm. So what do we make of the Global Strategy? What does it tell us about the EU role in global affairs? And how will Brexit affect EU foreign and security policy?
The December 2016 issue includes articles on US foreign policy towards Russia and intervention in civil wars. It also includes a forum on the EU Global Strategy.
The current international system is changing towards a completely new form of international system, conceptualized as a multi-order system.
The rise of China in the 21st century has generated a new round of debates on American policy toward Taiwan. Generally speaking, one side suggests that Washington should adjust its Taiwan policy to improve its relations with China, while the other argues against downgrading the relations with Taiwan.