Selbi Durdiyeva is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg.This contribution was written as part of the research project Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace & Conflict [grant number 01UG2205A], funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Though decolonial thinking has existed for as long as colonization […]
One year after Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) faculty and SAIS Foreign Policy Institute fellows explain the current state of the war, the varying international responses to it, and the complex global implications it holds for the future. Hafed Al-Ghwell Senior Fellow and Executive […]
Edward P. Joseph is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute. Summary Will there be one European order or two? That is the unavoidable question looming over high-stakes US and EU diplomacy on Kosovo. Elaborating the author’s statement to the British Parliament, this article explains why the question of Kosovo’s sovereignty and territorial integrity […]
During his maiden trip to Asia as president in late May 2022, Joe Biden implied that the United States would take stronger military action to defend Taiwan against China than his administration has taken to support Ukraine to fight against Russia. While meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio in Tokyo, Biden’s robust declaration evidently […]
Diplomacy failed to prevent Russia from invading Ukraine, leaving tens of millions at grave risk of losing their lives, independence, and freedom. The tragedy of war is upon Ukrainians, with its effects being felt around the world. Many are asking what Putin’s geopolitical goals are and what the end of the crisis will be. These […]
How are we to understand Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and how are we to respond? Invoking fabricated grievances,, Russia on February 24, 2022 launched an all-out war against Ukraine. Friends and allies have shown solidarity, as Europe, the United States, and others impose sanctions against the aggressor, and an array of countries pledge lethal defensive […]
Introduction On June 27, 2017, a red and black skull flashed across hundreds of PCs across the world. The malware, known as NotPetya, spread rapidly and indiscriminately, integrating tools of EternalBlue and Mimikatz in a virulent combination. The malware cost companies, like US-based Merck and Mondelez, millions of dollars. To recuperate some of the damages, […]
At no point in modern European history have the people of Ukraine occupied as important a role in European geopolitical developments as they do today. Although not yet immediately apparent, the 2014 overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych and the political and economic transformation will have greater geopolitical consequences than European policy makers often assume. If Ukraine’s transformation fails, its example will deliver a shattering blow to those calling for increased liberalization in remaining illiberal states across Eastern Europe.
Retired Army Colonel Fitz Fitzpatrick discusses the European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defense Policy and the EU’s efforts to address crises in Libya, Ukraine and Syria. He argues that the EU has struggled to establish foreign and defense policies that are independent from the United States, and only an existential crisis will push the EU to fulfill its potential as an actor on the world stage.