Oorlogen om liefde, zoals bijvoorbeeld de Trojaanse oorlogen, worden tegenwoordig niet meer gevoerd, aldus Ko Colijn. In de hedendaagse conflicten spelen vormen van geperverteerde liefde zoals ontvoering, slavernij en misbruik wel een rol, maar aanleiding zijn vaak geloof, grondstoffen en macht. Oorlog vloekt met liefde.
Due to a broad ideological consensus on the capitalist nature of American society, the difference between presidential candidates can only be clarified by making it personal. The spectators of this 'political spectacle' have recently been given value for money in 2016, according to Senior Visiting Fellow Willem Post.
Whether it is in the slums of Nairobi, the port of Karachi, or the corridors of power in Bujumbura, in many fragile societies state security organizations serve the interest of ruling elites in maintaining political power or their own institutional interests. Senior Research Fellow Erwin van Veen explores the critical links between political power and the organization of security in fragile societies.
Since the economic and financial crises, the European Union (EU) is stepping up its efforts to develop credible and reliable independent fiscal institutions (IFIs). In this policy brief the governance framework surrounding the IFIs is assessed. How are IFIs managed, does this correspond with what we know about effective governance frameworks?
On 22 April 2016, over 150 representatives of various states meet in New York to reconfirm their commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. The signing of the Agreement marks an important highpoint in the history of international climate politics but will it have a definitive and long-lasting impact? An opinion of Clingendael expert Louise van Schaik.
A suicide attack in Kabul this week left at least 28 dead and more than 300 wounded. As the Taliban claimed its responsibility, the attack seems to mark the start of the annual spring offensive of the various insurgent groups. Should we be worried about this latest attack? Clingendael expert Jorrit Kamminga analyses.
How to achieve smart and sustainable mobility, and a competitive, zero-emission European transport sector? This report provides input for a discussion between European Ministers of Transport and Environment in the framework of the Dutch EU Presidency.
Within this final report of the project 'Building Bridges Between National Perspectives on the European Union' the authors shed light on Member States’ motivations to participate in the EU and views on its future. Clingendael expert Adriaan Schout focuses on the Dutch perspective.
Het model van Trump voor buitenlands beleid is simpel, aldus Ko Colijn. Wie Amerika als bewaker wil inhuren, moet daarvoor betalen en betrekkingen tussen de VS en het buitenland moeten worden herzien. De opbrengsten van dit wereldleiderschap worden door Trump en zijn aanhang echter schromelijk vergeten.
What does democracy mean when most contentious issues are transboundary rather than internal issues? The answer to this question has to be sought at the international level, according to Barend ter Haar in his latest column in Diplomat Magazine.