Curated expert opinion on intractable contemporary issues
Nuclear Armament is a Lose-Lose-Lose for South Korea
By Chung-in Moon | 03 March, 2023
The path toward acquiring nuclear weapons could jeopardize Korea’s survival, endanger its prosperity, and damage its prestige in the international community.
By Herbert Wulf | 01 March, 2023
In the Ukraine war, both sides are escalating verbally and militarily. To achieve what? To de-escalate, win or freeze the war, create a strong position for negotiations? When is the time ripe for negotiations and are there proven conflict resolution patterns that are relevant for an end to the war?
High Hurdles on the Long Road to Ukraine Negotiations
By Günther Baechler | 28 February, 2023
Committed observers insist that the parties to the conflict sit down at the table immediately and resolve their dispute peacefully and by consensus. The problem is: if the conditions for a peaceful solution in a conflict system had already existed before the escalation, then the use of violence would not have occurred. If the conditions for dialogue are not in place before an escalation, they are usually even less so after the threshold of violence has been crossed.
Habitability and Relational Security
By John Campbell and Carol Farbotko | 20 February, 2023
Climate change may very seriously threaten the material necessities of life and wellbeing. However, focussing on the tangible can cause us to overlook or neglect the non-material elements of people’s security which for most people in, and from, Pacific Islands, are critically important.
Is Climate Change a Threat to Australia’s National Security?
By Tobias Ide | 16 February, 2023
Australians are increasingly expressing concerns about the security implications of climate change. This might not be surprising given the long coastline of the country and the frequent occurrence of bushfires, cyclones, droughts, and most recently some of the worst floods in Australia’s history.
Atoll Futures – Defining Habitability
By Carol Farbotko and John Campbell | 10 February, 2023
The risk of atoll uninhabitability in the context of sea level rise is a well-known issue, often simplified to assume an inevitable mass exodus of atoll populations and thus described as an existential threat.
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