20 years ago, on 31 October 2000, Resolution 1325 was adopted by the UN Security Council under the slogan of ‘Women – Peace – Security’. In the Resolution, the Security Council acknowledges the disproportionate impact that conflict has on women and stresses the crucial role women play at all levels of conflict resolution and prevention. At the same time it urges all Member States to integrate the idea of gender equality as well as measures regarding gender-specific issues into their
Salon Shabka | European Security and Defence: A story of progressing integration and the Space Race 2.0
On 9th October 2020 we had the chance to talk with Sofia-Maria Satanakis and Christoph Schwarz from the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) about the latest developments in the Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU (CSDP) and linkages to recent actions of states in space. In the last years the space has become an essential key policy area including security, economic development, mobility and environmental issues. This also means that we can see an increasing
On the 29th of September Shabka was invited to participate at the 2020 Vienna Peace and Security Talks. The conference was organized by the Karl Renner Institute in cooperation with the FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe, the International Institute for Peace and the Research Centre for Eurasian Studies at the University of Vienna. During the talks, the subject of different aspects of EU’s role in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe were discussed in a webinar titled “EU’s
The stability of Tunisia is threatened because of the escalation of tensions of neighbouring countries, which are Libya, Mali and Nigeria. Moreover, the country is facing a severe political and economic crisis, with social tensions, and they intensified with the pandemic.
In August, the Lebanese government stepped down amid growing public anger following a massive explosion that struck the main port of Beirut. Many MPs and lawmakers openly blamed the corrupt “system” for what had happened. But who is this “system”?
9 October 2020 | Salon Shabka: European Security and Defence: A story of progressing integration and the Space Race 2.0
Out of all the areas of European integration, security and defence policy has for a long time been the most neglected and challenging domain for enhanced cooperation on the EU level. This comes at little surprise, considering that security and defence represent some of the most critical and important spheres of responsibility of the sovereign nation state. Nevertheless, fuelled by drastic changes in the international system and a growing desire for strategic autonomy, EU member states have over the past
The European Union has long emphasized international law when engagingin peace processes. Without a doubt, international law is a critical means in shaping internationalrelations and global community. But is it the most suitable one to settle conflict?
After more than six months without proper political leadership, the Iraqiparliament approved a new government with Mustafa al-Kadhimi as the primeminister.
Anfang August nahm Michael Zinkanell an einem KroneTV Interview teil und sprach über die sicherheitspolitischen Herausforderungen von Desinformation. Gemeinsam mit Christoph Bilban vom Institut für Friedenssicherung und Konfliktmanagement der Landesverteidigungsakademie diskutierte Michael Zinkanell im „Moment Mal“ Format moderiert von Damita Pressl Fragen zu gezielten Desinformationskampagnen und polarisierenden Fake News. Das Gespräch bezog sich auf aktuelle internationale Ereignisse sowie neuartige Bedrohungen durch die Digitalisierung. In diesem Zusammenhang wird Desinformation oftmals als effektives Mittel zur Täuschung und Manipulation verwendet. Michael Zinkanell bestätigte