Interview: Containment and negotiation is the way forward with Islamic State

Interview: Containment and negotiation is the way forward with Islamic State

Interview with Lars Erslev Andersen The US-led coalition has been dropping bombs over Iraq since august in the fight against the Islamic State. They have also supported the ‘moderate’ rebel groups and the Kurds with weapons. However, Islamic State is still very strong.… læs mere!
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When perceptions have fatal consequences

When perceptions have fatal consequences

Addressing and perceiving conflicting parties in a one-sided manner impairs our ability as people, politicians, and societies to engage in dialogue and peaceful negotiation. If we perceive other groups or countries as inherently irrational or evil, we create an external Other, which - as History has shown - in many cases legitimates violent acts against this perceived Other. This article examines the anthropological concept of ‘the Other’ in relation to international conflicts and conflict resolution.
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Hvem støtter og finansierer Islamisk Stat?

Hvem støtter og finansierer Islamisk Stat?

Alle har hørt om Islamisk Stats grusomheder og deres overraskende militære sejre i Syrien og Irak, og Danmark sender endnu engang kampfly på vingerne mod en stor og forfærdelig fjende. Men hvordan blev Islamisk Stat så stor? Læs om hvem, der støtter og finansierer terrorgruppen her.
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Essay: Russia must be included in a Ukraine solution!

Essay: Russia must be included in a Ukraine solution!

The demonized rhetoric against Russia can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. By Jørn Boye Nielsen, Poul Villaume and Jens Jørgen Nielsen The President election in Ukraine this Sunday has, as expected, placed Petro Porosjenko as Ukraine’s new President. Despite some uncompromising comments from Porosjenko there is a hope that he will choose the method of negotiations or at least make sure to establish a safe decentralization of the country.… læs mere!
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Western 'Core Coalition' can end up in a catastrophe

Western ‘Core Coalition’ can end up in a catastrophe

AMERICAN DRONE BOMBINGS; German military equipment to the Kurds; Danish Hercules-transportairplane; and latest a Western core coalition. There seems to be enough of Western initiatives to resolve the security problem of the ‘Islamic State’. But is this the right strategy? Not according to Senior researcher at DIIS and member of RIKO’s Council Lars Erslev Andersen. … læs mere!
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