Peace Report 2015

A Selection of Texts

Edited by: Janet Kursawe, Margret Johannsen, Claudia Baumgart-Ochse, Marc von Boemcken, Ines-Jacqueline Werkner

Since 1987, the Peace Report has been published jointly by peace and conflict research institutes in Germany. Scholars from various disciplines examine ongoing international conflicts from the perspective of strategies for peace. The call for Germany to assume greater responsibility for peace is currently dominating the debate about the country's role in the world. Numerous conflicts are challenging the current world order. Whether in the Ukraine, in Syria, or in Iraq, worldwide armed conflicts demonstrate in a disturbing manner that wars are accelerating, spreading regionally, and encompassing an incalculable number of actors. How should Germany react to these conflicts? Can Germany and Europe assume leadership responsibility without becoming bogged down in crisis hopping or taking on more than they can handle? What guidelines should German and European foreign and security policy follow in the future, and what alternative approaches, short of military means, exist if we take responsibility for peace seriously? This Peace Report examines these questions and makes a contribution to the debate on responsible peace and security policy. Given the current crises and wars in the Ukraine and the Middle East, and regional challenges, such as the spread of Ebola in West Africa, the Report examines the question of how a responsible foreign and security policy which promotes peace should be formulated, both normatively and in practice. (Series: International Politics / Internationale Politik - Vol. 22) [Subject: International Relations, Politics, Peace Studies, German Studies, European Studies]

Publication Date: 6/23/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643906656