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06.05.2021

"The Countdown to an Israeli War With Iran Has Begun"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/05/06/iran-nuclear-deal-jcpoa-biden-israel-talks-washington-war/

Sollte US-Präsident Joe Biden zur Nuklearvereinbarung mit Iran von 2015 zurückkehren, wären israelische Aktionen gegen Iran wenig überraschend, argumentiert John Hannah. "(…) [T]he Israelis believe that the results of Biden's policy will be the same: returning to a deal that enriches and strengthens a rogue regime that is committed to Israel's destruction, while paving its path to obtaining nuclear weapons in less than a decade. The Israelis have been relentlessly signaling that they will not tolerate such a situation. (…) Israel's extraordinary covert operations over the past few years to expose and set back Iran's nuclear program are only a foreshadowing both of what's yet to come if Israel becomes convinced that its concerns about the nuclear deal won't be seriously addressed and of how determined it is to do whatever is necessary to keep the Iranian nuclear threat at bay. (…) Despite all the Biden administration's best intentions, the risk of war in the Middle East is almost certainly now rising."

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04.05.2021

"Australia Draws a Line on China"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/05/04/australia-china-defense-tariffs-policy-taiwan-us/

Australien verfolge mittlerweile einen ungewöhnlich konfrontativen Ansatz gegenüber China, erläutern Jack Detsch und Keith Johnson. "In years past, Australia, like many of its neighbors, tried to have it both ways - enjoying a booming economic relationship with China while sheltering under a security umbrella provided largely by the United States. (…) The mood in Australia began changing after an investigation by the popular TV show Four Corners in 2017 on Chinese influence within local politics, prompting a series of further reports, lawsuits, and mutual accusations. But it was the coronavirus that put a sharp end to any optimism about China. When Australia came out as one of the first countries calling for an independent inquiry into the origins of the virus's explosion in China's Wuhan province, Beijing exploded. (…) Australia has already started to recalibrate many aspects of its relationship with China, nixing loads of Chinese investment projects and placing more than 1,000 other proposed deals under review."

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29.04.2021

"Why Mohammed bin Salman Suddenly Wants to Talk to Iran"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/29/saudi-arabia-iran-uae-mohammed-bin-salman-secret-talks-biden-withdra
wal-pivot-middle-east/

In einem Fernsehinterview betonte Mohammed bin Salman jüngst, gute Beziehungen zu Iran anstreben zu wollen. Noch vor vier Jahren habe der saudische Kronprinz einen Dialog mit dem Land ausgeschlossen, bemerkt Trita Parsi. Grund für die Kehrtwende sei: "Washington's turn away from entangling itself in the quarrels and stratagems of its Middle Eastern partners has compelled the region's powers to explore their own diplomacy. (…) Mohammed bin Salman's soothing comments were most likely a reference to secret talks between Iran and its Arab neighbors in Iraq, first reported by the Financial Times, that were aimed at reducing tensions and putting an end to the war in Yemen."

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27.04.2021

"In Tigray, Sexual Violence Has Become a Weapon of War"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/27/in-tigray-sexual-violence-has-become-a-weapon-of-war/

In Äthiopiens Krisenregion Tigray würden Soldaten der äthiopischen und eritreischen Armee sexuelle Gewalt gegen Frauen als Kriegswaffe einsetzen, erläutern Helen Clark und Rachel Kyte. "This reality can no longer be ignored or denied. Doing so is not a matter of attributing blame for who began the hostilities in Tigray last year. It is not a matter of regrettable civilian casualties as a collateral to military operations. Rather, it is a recognition of war crimes and probably crimes against humanity being committed against women and girls. (…) The women and girls of Tigray need compassion and support immediately - and in the future - to deal with the trauma and deprivations they face. But speaking out to condemn unconscionable violations is a first step."

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21.04.2021

"China Doesn't Pose an Existential Threat for America"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/21/china-existential-threat-america/

Die Sorgen der EU und USA über Chinas militärischen und wirtschaftlichen Aufstieg seien übertrieben, argumentiert Michael Swaine. "There is no doubt that Beijing's behavior in many areas challenges existing U.S. and allied interests and democratic values. (…) This deeply troubling behavior certainly requires a strong, concerted response from the United States and other nations. But to be effective, such a response also requires an accurate assessment of China's future impact on the United States and the world. (…) In fact, there isn't much actual evidence to support the notion of China as an existential threat. That does not mean that China is not a threat in some areas, but Washington needs to approach this issue based on the facts, not dangerous rhetoric. (…) As a military power, China has no ability to destroy the United States without destroying itself."

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20.04.2021

"China and Russia Turn Deeper Ties into a Military Challenge for Biden"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/20/china-russia-military-attention-us-policy-xi-putin-biden-taiwan-ukra
ine/

Jack Detsch und Amy Mackinnon beschreiben, wie eine engere Zusammenarbeit und Koordinierung zwischen China und Russland die USA militärisch herausfordern könnten: "As the Pentagon has broken with the 1990s-era concept of planning for two major wars at the same time, the split screen of Chinese fighter jets over Taiwan and Russian troops massing near Ukraine is giving the Pentagon's strategic planners a particularly uncomfortable preview of what the future could hold. 'You face a two-front war where we don't have a two-front military,' said Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense during the Trump administration. 'If NATO is expecting U.S. forces to bail it out simultaneously with a fight over Taiwan, we can't do them both. We don't have the assets. That can create huge problems for us.'"

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19.04.2021

"Manila's Images Are Revealing the Secrets of China's Maritime Militia"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/19/manilas-images-are-revealing-the-secrets-of-chinas-maritime-militia/

Die Besatzung der chinesischen Schiffe, die seit März in dem von den Philippinen kontrollierten Whitsun Reef ankerten, bestehe aus Mitgliedern der chinesischen People's Armed Forces Maritime Militia (PAFMM), schreiben Andrew Erickson und Ryan Martinson. Bilder der philippinischen Küstenwache zeigten zwei Trawler, die im Xinhui Distrikt der chinesischen Stadt Jiangmen registriert seien. "The two Xinhui boats are equipped with automatic identification system transceivers, which means their movements can be tracked, at least some of the time. (…) From these two vessels alone, we gain valuable new information about PAFMM activities in the South China Sea: its operational patterns (including the frequency and duration of deployments), government support for Spratly operations (large fuel subsidies), and the key PAFMM units operating in contested space (Jiangmen's Xinhui district). (…) Together with our previous exposure of seven PAFMM vessels visiting the disputed South China Sea feature last month, this shows that Beijing's public messaging regarding Whitsun can be disproven with open sources alone."

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16.04.2021

"Biden's War at Home Over Afghanistan Is Just Beginning"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/16/bidens-war-at-home-over-afghanistan-is-just-beginning/

Stephen Walt argumentiert: Präsident Bidens Entscheidung, Afghanistan zu verlassen, sei mutig und richtig gewesen. "(…) (B)ut he will now face endless second-guessing from hawkish critics convinced the war could somehow be won and by Republicans looking to exploit the issue. He should give these naysayers the attention they deserve - that is to say, none - and so should you. (…) By ending a war the United States was never going to win - and whose outcome was not critical to either its prosperity or its security - Biden has taken an important step toward restoring a semblance of realism to U.S. grand strategy."

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14.04.2021

"The World Should Treat Pandemics Like It Treats Chemical Weapons"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/14/pandemic-treaty-who-tedros-china-transparency-inspections-data-covid
-19-coronavirus/

Die Pläne der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) für ein neues globales Pandemieabkommen seien nicht erfolgversprechend, argumentieren Susanna Lehtimaki und Nina Schwalbe. "Despite the good intentions, the treaty is already destined to fail to change how outbreaks will be handled in the future. That's because the treaty fails to address the main obstacle to pandemic preparedness: the refusal by some countries, notably China, to submit to full transparency, access, and inspections. (…) There are several successful mechanisms already used elsewhere in the international system that we can learn from and apply to pandemics, including agreements covering (…) the containment of chemical and nuclear weapons. (…) To ensure any future pandemic treaty has the teeth to do its job, the international community needs to err on the side of more authority, not less (…). By elevating the pandemic treaty to the level of the United Nations - the highest level of authority (…) - it would allow the WHO to focus on its much-needed role of technical support, monitoring, and research."

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12.04.2021

"Ukraine Needs a Clear Path to NATO Membership"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/12/ukraine-nato-membership-path-russia-border-georgia/

Ihrem Land müsse ein Weg zur NATO-Mitgliedschaft eröffnet werden, fordert die stellvertretende Premierministerin für europäische und euro-atlantische Integration der Ukraine, Olga Stefanishyna. "NATO should change its geopolitical grammar. The alliance must shape its Russia strategy not toward Ukraine and Georgia but with them. (…) NATO's current approach to Ukraine, premised upon deeper integration in exchange for more reform, is insufficient and ignores the Kremlin's gravitational force. (…) In light of Ukraine's institutional and political transformation, it is past time for NATO leaders to begin consultations to chart a path to membership, as they pledged in 2008. (…) If NATO doesn't want to concede its play on the chessboard to Russia, the alliance must act. Moscow, after all, will not skip its turn."

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08.04.2021

"Myanmar Is on the Precipice of Civil War"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/08/myanmar-military-coup-ethnic-armed-organizations-civil-war/

Konflikte zwischen ethnischen Gruppierungen würden die angespannte Sicherheitslage in Myanmar zusätzlich verschärfen, konstatiert Lucas Myers. Das Land stehe kurz vor einem Bürgerkrieg. "Since independence, Myanmar has been troubled by ongoing violence between Myanmar's ethnic minorities and the majority Buddhist Bamar. (…) Two ethnic minority political parties, the Arakan National Party and Mon Unity Party, have sided with - or, at least, acquiesced to - the military takeover. (…) The Tatmadaw's outreach to other minority parties received little welcome. (…) Now, worrying signs of renewed fighting are emerging. (…) Civil war is not inevitable, but the possibility is rising."

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05.04.2021

"Pakistan's Geoeconomic Delusions"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/05/pakistans-geoeconomic-delusions/

Pakistan plane, seinen außenpolitischen Fokus künftig auf Geoökonomie zu legen, bemerkt Arif Rafiq. Dieses Vorhaben werde jedoch auf zahlreiche Probleme stoßen: "For starters, the country cannot easily escape geopolitics. And the regional outlook portends conflict, not connectivity. (…) A true pivot to geoeconomics must start with reforms at home. Until the rules of the game are changed, Pakistan will simply lurch from crisis to crisis as most of its citizens suffer and the elite laugh all the way to the bank."

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29.03.2021

"China's Military Could Turn Small Clashes Into Major Conflicts"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/29/china-military-escalation-small-clashes-major-conflicts/

Sollte es zu einem militärischen Konflikt zwischen China und den USA kommen, sei unklar wer auf der chinesischen Seite das Sagen habe, meint Blake Herzinger. "When a game of maritime chicken results in ships colliding or a border argument escalates to gunfire, who is making the decisions that follow, and that could escalate, with horrific consequences? (…) The U.S. system of delegated authority and its ability to rely on commanders to make real-time decisions are among its greatest assets in ensuring it retains escalation dominance vis-a-vis the PLA."

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26.03.2021

"Social Media Is an Intel Gold Mine. Why Aren't Governments Using It?"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/26/social-media-big-tech-facebook-twitter-intelligence-sharing-law-enfo
rcement/

Emanuele Ottolenghi argumentiert: Bei stichhaltigen Beweisen, dass über eine Seite in den Sozialen Netzwerken illegaler Datenverkehr betrieben oder in Sofortnachrichten ein Terroranschlag geplant wird, müsse die amerikanische Regierung schneller Zugriff auf die Daten der Nutzerinnen und Nutzer von Online-Diensten erhalten. "Giving intelligence agencies a backdoor to private social media activity no doubt raises privacy concerns and fear of a Big Brother surveillance state. But what the public fails to realize is that Big Brother is no longer the state. It is the tech giants, who abuse user privacy protections based on their own politically driven algorithms rather than submitting themselves to government's due process. At present, only a lengthy subpoena process that demonstrates probable cause hands material to law enforcement. That process must become swifter (…). (…) Here, the benefits of surveillance trump privacy."

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25.03.2021

"India Joins the Afghan Peace Negotiations"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/25/india-afghanistan-peace-talks-pakistan-russia-china-biden/

Die Einbindung Indiens in den afghanischen Friedensprozess könnte die Verhandlungsdynamiken verändern, prognostizieren Harsh Pant und Kriti Shah. "For Afghanistan, India's entry into the talks should be a net positive if the endgame is to see a secure, stable, and economically dynamic country. Traditionally, the two nations have maintained strong bilateral ties, with New Delhi often focusing on carrying out developmental projects based on the Afghan government's requests. The demand-driven strategy has helped India generate a considerable amount of goodwill for itself while providing Afghanistan needed assistance in important sectors (…). (…) As for New Delhi, its consistent advocacy of Afghan interests is likely to continue even as it is now formally part of a peace process that has so far delivered more process and little peace."

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23.03.2021

"Boko Haram Won't Stop Targeting Schools in Nigeria"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/23/boko-haram-nigeria-kidnappings-school-children/

Erneut habe die Terrororganisation Boko Haram hunderte Mädchen in Nigeria entführt, berichtet Philip Obaji. Auch in Zukunft würden Entführungen dieser Art nicht aufhören. "(…) (A)ttacking schools is undoubtedly a huge economic benefit to these militants. Boko Haram and its affiliates now see the act of kidnapping schoolchildren as an effective way to raise money for their broad operations across northern Nigeria, due to gains in widespread media coverage and the way it puts federal and state governments under pressure to secure the release of the victims at any cost."

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23.03.2021

"The U.S. Needs Deradicalization - for Christian Extremists"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/23/usa-needs-qanon-deradicalization-christian-extremists/

Die Radikalisierung hauptsächlich weißer evangelikaler Christen in den USA sei durch QAnon-Verschwörungstheorien befeuert worden - oft beinhielten diese Auszüge aus der Bibel, berichten Melissa Graves und Muhammad Fraser-Rahim. Die US-Regierung solle auf bewährte Deradikalisierungsprogramme zurückgreifen, die ursprünglich auf die Bekämpfung islamistischen Terrors abzielten: "Any long-term and sustainable deradicalization program in the United States must confront the new threat environment - which includes large numbers of militarized white nationalists. Officials must draw on the expertise of civil society groups as well as religious, governmental, and lay communities alike. Like imams, artists, mentors, social workers, and influencers who have been helpful in combating Islamist extremism domestically and globally, U.S. officials need to build on this model to aid Christian communities and deradicalize QAnon conspiracists who are employing similar recruitment techniques with potentially lethal consequences."

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22.03.2021

"9/11 Was a Wake-Up Call. America Is Still Snoozing After the Capitol Assault."

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/22/us-domestic-extremism-security-threat-9-11-capitol-assault/

Inländischer Extremismus müsse mehr öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit in den USA erhalten, fordert Elise Labott. "The Capitol riot laid bare the dangers of ignoring the growing domestic extremist threat, now emanating from a tangled web of individuals, groups, and ideologies. (…) Without a national reckoning about what is happening in the country - and a genuinely bipartisan effort to counter the challenge, like the one seen after 9/11 - Jan. 6 may go down in history as the point of no return."

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19.03.2021

"India Romances the West"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/19/india-modi-west-quad-china-biden-non-aligned/

Außenpolitisch nähere sich Indien zunehmend westlichen Staaten an und zeige sich offen für Kooperationen im Bereich der Sicherheit, beobachtet Chilamkuri Raja Mohan. "The country's new readiness to participate in Western forums marks a decisive turn in independent India's world view. That view was long defined by the idea of nonalignment and its later avatar, strategic autonomy - both of which were about standing apart from, if not against, post-World-War-II Western alliances. But today - driven by shifting balance of power in Asia, India's clear-eyed view of its national interest, and the successful efforts of consecutive U.S. presidents - India is taking increasingly significant steps toward the West. (…) It has taken a long time, but India could reemerge as a natural partner for the West in the East (…)."

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18.03.2021

"China's Neighbors Are Stronger Than We Think"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/18/china-india-japan-quad-biden-indo-pacific-military-geopolitics/

Chinas Nachbarstaaten sind gegenüber der chinesischen Volksbefreiungsarmee (PLA) durchaus konkurrenzfähig, analysiert Salvatore Babones. "Put it all together, and the PLA Navy's three aircraft carriers (…) will have to face two Japanese carriers and a South Korean one equipped with F-35s, plus two Indian carriers to boot. And that's before even factoring in the U.S. Navy's Japan-based supercarriers. In the air, China faces the thoroughly modern air forces of India, South Korea, and Japan, and growing A2/AD threats from the countries in between. Farther afield, Australian forces can potentially play a buttressing role if Canberra musters the political will. There are still weak points in the Indo-Pacific arc. But overall, the prognosis does not look good for China."

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15.03.2021

"While North Korean Missiles Sit in Storage, Their Hackers Go Rampant"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/15/north-korea-missiles-cyberattack-hacker-armies-crime/

Morten Soendergaard Larsen beschreibt, welche Gefahr potenziell von nordkoreanischen Hackerinnen und Hackern ausgehe: "North Korean hackers have gone from spying on and disrupting their South Korean adversaries to stealing large sums of money, robbing cutting-edge technology, and causing havoc. While senior U.S. and Japanese officials are meeting this week to discuss regional security - especially with a focus on North Korea's missiles - many experts say Pyongyang's hackers are potentially a bigger threat than the massive rockets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un parades around every year."

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15.03.2021

"There's No Shortcut to Peace in Afghanistan"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/15/theres-no-shortcut-to-peace-in-afghanistan/

Die kürzlich von den USA vorgeschlagene Einsetzung einer Übergangsregierung in Afghanistan sei für das Land eine schlechtere Lösung als die Fortsetzung des Status quo, konstatieren Laurel Miller und Andrew Watkins. "In the unlikely event the new U.S. peace plan materializes, the power-sharing arrangement it envisions would be prone to collapse. A body comprising multiple factions plus the Taliban - at a stage of the peace process before they've even begun to hash out core issues that divide them - would be less functional and less stable than the fragile government in place now. The hard work of negotiating the structure of a future Afghan state will not be eased by prematurely erasing the current one."

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12.03.2021

"The Hard Edge of the Pope's Moral Power"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/12/pope-francis-middle-east-hard-edge-moral-power/

Die Nahost-Diplomatie von Papst Franziskus möge oberflächlich erscheinen, könnte in der Praxis jedoch enormen Einfluss haben, argumentiert Steven Cook. "(…) Francis's influence is in the power of his voice to encourage change, imbue those who seek peace with courage, and shame those who employ violence to advance their agendas. (…) (T)he pope's prestige and the moral force that he brings to any issue are what is important. By speaking out on behalf of those who want to live in a more just society by rooting out corruption, Francis empowers them. (…) He is an interlocutor who has far less baggage and far more gravitas than any American, Russian, European, or U.N. officials. They have all failed. Maybe the pope won't."

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11.03.2021

"How Biden Benefits From Limiting His Own War Powers"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/11/biden-aumf-limit-war-powers/

Die Biden-Administration kündigte kürzlich an, die Abschaffung exekutiver Befugnisse zu erwägen, die dem US-Präsidenten den Einsatz militärischer Gewalt erlauben. Stephen Walt erörtert, was den amerikanischen Präsidenten zur angestrebten Einschränkung seines Handlungsspielraums bewegt haben könnte: "First, let's not rule out the possibility that Biden (…) genuinely thinks this is simply the right thing to do. (…) Second, even as president, Biden has an interest in getting Congress to take greater ownership over the United States' far-flung military activities. (…) (W)hen members of Congress actually have to vote for or against an authorization to use force, they can be held responsible for their decision - and sometimes with telling effects. (…) Third, and related to the second point, a more 'narrow and specific' AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force) might give Biden an excuse not to take actions that he thinks are unwise while shifting some of the decision-making responsibility over to Capitol Hill."

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10.03.2021

"Mozambique's Forgotten Insurgency"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/10/mozambiques-forgotten-insurgency/

Die Gewalt von Rebellengruppen gegen die Zivilbevölkerung habe in den letzten drei Jahren im Norden Mozambiks stark zugenommen, konstatiert Lynsey Chutel. Die Regierung habe jedoch nur wenig unternommen, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. "Initially, Nyusi's government dismissed the violence as the work of local criminals. Now that the violence is spilling over the border into Tanzania and threatening to spread further south into Mozambique, Nyusi seems open to the possibility of outside support. But observers said his government's request seemed like a 'shopping list' of military equipment rather than an effort to find a real solution."

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08.03.2021

"Israel Is the Arab World's New Soft Power"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/08/israel-is-the-arab-worlds-new-great-power/

Anchal Vohra beleuchtet Israels zunehmende Kooperation mit arabischen Staaten: "Now, as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks of rejoining the nuclear deal with Iran, Israel is strengthening a once-unthinkable alliance with its Arab partners through strategic, technological, and business cooperation. Just last month, Israel called for the formation of a defense alliance with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain, with Iran in its sights. It signed various deals with the UAE (…) in tourism, health, agriculture, and the water sector. (…) Israel also agreed to enhance economic ties with Egypt (…). Israel hopes to present itself as a soft power in the region, a worthy but unobtainable goal as long as it continues annexing Palestinian lands."

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08.03.2021

"As India's Physical Borders Quiet Down, Its Virtual Ones Are Under Siege"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/08/india-cyberattack-china-borders-biden-partnership/

Mehrfach habe China Cyberangriffe gegen Indien verübt, bemerken Sumit Ganguly und Carol Evans und erklären die Hintergründe: "It makes sense that China would look to all options for needling India. The recent growth in Indian economic and military capabilities makes New Delhi a potential rival to Chinese ambitions in Asia. Beijing has also been unhappy with India's steadily improving ties with the United States and its decision to rebuff China's Belt and Road Initiative. Meanwhile, India's move in August 2019 to abrogate the special status of the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir may have also irked its larger neighbor."

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03.03.2021

"America's Forever Wars Have Come Back Home"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/03/americas-forever-wars-have-come-back-home/

Es sei kein Zufall, dass die Vereinigten Staaten nach jahrelangen Kämpfen im Ausland von Vertrauensverlust, Paranoia und zunehmend auch von gesellschaftlicher Spaltung geplagt seien, findet Stephen Walt. "Endless campaigns abroad unleash a host of political forces - militarism, secrecy, enhanced executive authority, xenophobia, faux patriotism, demagoguery, etc. - all of them contrary to the civic virtues on which a healthy democracy depends. If President Joe Biden genuinely wants to heal America's divisions on the home front, he needs to start doing less elsewhere."

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02.03.2021

"Chinese Belt and Road Investment Isn't All Bad - or Good"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/02/sri-lanka-china-bri-investment-debt-trap/

Sri Lanka habe China wegen hoher Schulden den Hafen Hambantota überlassen müssen, erläutert Nilanthi Samaranayake. Auch wenn Chinas Pachtvertrag das Land in eine schwierige Lage gebracht habe, seien solche Projekte im Rahmen der "Belt and Road"-Initiative nicht grundsätzlich schlecht. "The project was locally popular as was the expected infusion of income it would bring. (...) Sri Lanka's debt problem predates its relationship with China as a development partner. Many of its economic difficulties are related more to the 'middle-income trap' than a Chinese debt trap."

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02.03.2021

"The Middle East's Next Conflicts Won't Be Between Arab States and Iran"

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/02/the-middle-easts-next-conflicts-wont-be-between-arab-states-and-iran
/

Rivalitäten zwischen den nicht-arabischen Mächten Iran, Israel und Türkei würden die Zukunft des Nahen Ostens bestimmen, prognostiziert Vali Nasr. "As these overlapping rivalries crisscross the region, competitions are likely to become more unpredictable, as will the pattern of tactical alliances. In turn, that might invite meddling by Russia, which has already proved adept at exploiting the region's fissures to its advantage. China, too, may follow suit; its talk of strategic partnership with Iran and nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia may well be just the opening act."

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