Energy Law and Security of Supply in Europe

Europe’s security in terms of energy supply is currently put to test by the ongoing gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia. Under these circumstances, gas politics have become a catalyst for the institutionalization of the EU’s energy policy. Developing a legal framework for a future-oriented energy provision will not only determine energy security, it is also a strategic task.

Energy, Ressources and Law

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Interjection: Hunger and Politics

Many international institutions and national governments have been ambitious in fighting hunger and its causes. The recognition of hunger as a multi-causal problem is a significant advance. However, as long as local politicians do not actively commit themselves to this hardship, poverty and hunger reduction will remain a global dilemma.

Land Use and Expropriation in East and Southeast Asia

The Role of the Law

Public, private and foreign investments in agriculture change social structures in East and Southeast Asia. Land grabbing and forced relocations are well-known side-effects of this development. They indicate deficits in terms of rule of law and good governance. As a result, societal and ecological problems hamper sustainable development.

The Shale Revolution in the U.S. and its Impact on Energy Markets, Energy Security, and the U.S. Energy Transition

The growing energy demand in developing regions and the transformation of the U.S. from an energy importer to an exporter are changing the world of energy. This change is mainly caused by the development of resources through the unconventional extraction of gas and oil. The shale revolution in the U.S. has an impact on its economic prospects as well as on climate policy. Moreover, geopolitical implications arise.

Jahresregister 2014

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25 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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25 Years of German-Hungarian Relations since 1989, the Year the Iron Curtain Fell

Because of the opening of the border in the late summer of 1989, Hungary showed great humanity to the refugees from East Germany. Therefore, the “year of miracles” became a key moment in the bilateral relationship, when not only the Germans developed great sympathy for the Hungarian people. 25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain shows good timing to look back on those moving events and to assess the relationship between the two countries.

A New Long War?

The Challenges Presented by the Islamic Caliphate

At present, the international community has to deal with the cruelest terrorist organization, the Islamic State. Due to internal unrest, civil war and ethnic and religious conflicts this Islamist militia was able to gain ground. In this context, the Caliphate claims statehood. It looks like that Iraq and the international community face a long and tough fight.

A Review of (West) Germany's Relations with Developing Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Regarding German development policy in Africa, the results are mixed. Although partner countries in Sub-Saharan Africa already receive more than 50 percent of German development assistance, critics claim that Germany would neglect this continent. In retrospect, it becomes clear that (West) German development cooperation had to find its role in view of international pressure and inner-German tensions.

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