IPS Journal

As a dedicated debate platform, the IPS Journal explores crucial questions in international politics, from foreign and security policy to European integration, international relations, global environmental issues and pressing social topics. The journal offers well-founded analyses from academia and the world of practice, alongside opinionated commentaries and topical interviews – all providing impetus for a fruitful opinion-forming process.

17.05.2024

Europe’s self-proclaimed watchdogs

The elections to the European Parliament will take place in a few weeks. Polls predict significant gains for right-wing populist and EU-sceptic parties. It is possible that a window may even open in Strasbourg and Brussels…


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16.05.2024

Putin’s reshuffle is about optimisation, not change

Vladimir Putin’s first staffing decision after his formal inauguration for a fifth presidential term was to re-appoint Mikhail Mishustin as prime minister (Russia’s constitution obliges the government to resign ahead of a…


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15.05.2024

Ecuador in a stranglehold

‘The time when convicted drug traffickers hired killers, and organised crime convicts dictated to the government what to do is over!’ — with these words, Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa declared war on organised crime at…


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14.05.2024

Building an inclusive Europe

Persons with disabilities are expected to be patient — constantly in receipt of promises by policy-makers that change is on its way and that their concerns will be acted upon. Yet, it is hard to ignore just how light…


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13.05.2024

The great diplomatic game

The ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war has gradually changed the international political landscape, which is being closely monitored even by states far removed from its realities. The war is unleashing complex mechanisms of…


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13.05.2024

Between existence and expediency

Ukraine’s military-political leadership has been reporting an acute shortage of infantry for some time now. Although the Ukrainian side does not officially disclose its losses on the front, according to various estimates,…


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07.05.2024

The price of progress?

‘What’s in it for us?’ — Since it became known that the Australian mining company Talga planned to open a coal mine in Nunasvaara in the Arctic region of Sweden, that is the question people in neighbouring Vittangi have…


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06.05.2024

Russia’s red thread

After months of hesitation, the US Congress finally sanctioned new military aid for Ukraine. Although this threw Kyiv a lifebelt and boosted morale, predictably Moscow seemed unimpressed. With implicit reference to supposed…


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06.05.2024

Redefining peace

In March, European Council President Charles Michel wrote an op-ed, which ran in several European newspapers, in which he said the European Union must ‘prepare for war’. It was typical of a new conventional wisdom among…


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03.05.2024

Our freedoms depend on press freedom

In just the first week of this year, at least 18 journalists were assaulted or harassed while covering alleged election irregularities and violence in Bangladesh. Then, in early February, journalists in Pakistan were hinder…


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