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Regional tensions

Georgia and its Breakaway Regions: No Progress in Sight | Can Serbia Let Go of Kosovo? The Key Question for Balkan Stability | India’s Arms Race. Challenges for Foreign, Security and Defence Policy | Military build-up Dynamics and Conflict Management in East and Southeast Asia | A New Start in Myanmar: The April By-Elections and the Outlook for Political Change | Partisan Media in the U.S. — Danger or Opportunity for the Political Culture?

Politics in the High North

A country on the brink of a region? Germany’s Baltic Sea policies | Foreign-Policy Discussions in Sweden after 1990 – From Neutrality to NATO? | Iceland – a reluctant EU candidate | The Arctic Region – European Interests and European Policy in the High North | Indigenous Participation in LatinAmerica – The Gulf between Documented Rights and Everyday Reality | Poverty, Social Inequality and Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Latin America | Parliamentary Elections in Kazakhstan – Controversial Outcome, Uncontroversial President

Africa: Transitions and transformations

After the Arab Spring: Political Islam on the Rise? | New Government or New System? A Special Path for Morocco | The Map of Africa after the Independence of South Sudan | India in Africa – Strengthening Energy Ties and Striding Towards a Strategic Partnership | The USA and Pakistan - A Volatile Partnership | Finland’s New President | Renationalising Europe? Right-wing Populist Parties Are Becoming More Popular, but Not More Unified

International Reports 3/2012

Tunisia and the First Islamist-led Government in North Africa | Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State: An Old Issue Becomes a New Challenge | Peru and Chile – Does the Road to Good Neighbourly Relations Lead via The Hague? | Creaky Concordance System – Parliamentary and Governmental Elections in Switzerland | Food in China: Volumes Up, Quality Down? | The Caucasus Emirate – Origins, Ideological Orientation and Risk Status | Hungary: One-Time Poster Child Now Under Closer Scrunity

International Reports 2/2012

Senegal - An Ethnic Mosaic: Historical and Modern Foundations of a Diverse yet Cohesive Country | The Palestinian Diaspora: Palestinian Expatriates and their Impact on the Middle East Conflict | Exile for Lukashenko? How Advocates of Democracy are being Forced to Emigrate from Belarus | Elections in Warsaw, Negotiations in Brussels: Polish Parliamentary Elections and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union | Papua: Challenges for Indonesia’s National Integrity | Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Political Situation Following the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections

International Reports 1/2012

Barometer of Public Opinion on the parties of “National Unity” and President Santos - Results of Regional and Local Elections in Colombia | Argentina after the elections: President Kirchner embarks on her second term of office with a strengthened mandate | Pentecostalism in Brazil: Churches, Businesses and Political Parties | Combating Piracy around the Horn of Africa | Demographic Crisis: Russia’s Migration Debate

Auslandsinformationen 2011 (Jahresregister)

International Reports 12/2011

Globalisation from the Bottom up – The Aspiring Middle Classes in Emerging Economies | The Middle Class in Chile – The Characteristics and Evolution 1990-2011 | The Indian Middle-Class: Emerging Cultures of Politics and Economics | China’s Middle Class – A Driving Force for Democratic Change or Guarantors of the Status Quo? | Germany and Japan – Leading Civilian Powers, or Medium-Sized Powers Further Back in the Pack? | Upheaval in Yemen Background and prospects of a rebellion with uncertain outcome

International Reports 11/2011

A Good Connection? – Mobile Phones and Democratisation in sub-Saharan Africa | “Collateral Damage” for the Media - The “News of the World Affair” and the struggle for Press Freedom in Asia | Press Freedom in Mexico – Politics and Organised Crime Threaten Independent Reporting | Free, but Not Independent – The Role of the Media in South East Europe | A Model for Future Multi-Ethnic Coexistence? Macedonia 10 Years After the Ohrid Framework Agreement | Far From Altruistic – China’s Presence in Senegal | The State in the “Third World”

International Reports 9/10/2011

Editorial | Re-Inventing the City? Domestic Migration and Urbanisation in the People’s Republic of China | Indigenous Internal Migration in Bolivia – Causes and Current Challenges | The Republic of Moldova in Focus: Migration and its Risks and Opportunities for the European Union | Transnistria and the Future Security Architecture in Europe | The East African Community. Regional Integration in East Africa – the Gap Between Aspiration and Reality

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