Report 08 June 2022

The Logic of Protection Approaches

Every day, civilians suffer under armed groups. To end these violations, protection actors use a range of methods. What are they?

New Podcast: Nowhere to Hide

The use of chemical weapons in Syria is one of the most heinous crimes in modern history. Based on a range of witness testimony, our seven-part podcast series tells the story of those who came closest to these attacks. 

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Kanzler Scholz soll Abhängigkeit von China reduzieren

Putins Invasion und die Folgen der deutschen Abhängigkeit von russischem Gas werfen einen Schatten auf Angela Merkels Kanzlerschaft. Ihr außenpolitisches Erbe wird neu vermessen. Dabei sollten wir auch Merkels Chinapolitik in den Blick nehmen.


NATO’s Precarious Revival

After the historic Madrid Summit, NATO appears more vital than ever. But we ignore the precarious foundations of NATO’s revival at our own peril.


The German Chancellor May Be Turning a Corner

When it comes to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Scholz got the big calls right. The vitriol he has been facing from critics is not so much the result of policies, but of dismal communication failures. 


Why Is Russia Being So Brutal in Ukraine?

Evidence of war crimes committed by the Russian armed forces in Ukraine is surfacing. But why are these atrocities happening?

By Julia Friedrich, Niklas Masuhr

“What should we have to say about it?” Perspectives on Peace in Eastern Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine is back in the headlines. What do we know about the effects of conflict on the region before Russia’s renewed invasion?


Children as Agents in Crises: Re-Assessing Adult-Child Power Dynamics in Humanitarian Action

Much of the emphasis on child participation in humanitarian action still draws on strategies that view children as passive victims rather than actors in their own right. How can the humanitarian sector do better?

By Sofie Lilli Stoffel, Kirstin Kreyscher