On the problem of dehumanising rhetoric in war – A Christian theological perspective

This article was initially published on my discontinued blog ‘Just Peace and War’ on 17/01/2018. A few editorial changes were made for republishing it on this website. Dehumanising rhetoric in the context of war is nothing new. Therefore, the recent statement by U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell that the Joint Force fighting … Continue reading On the problem of dehumanising rhetoric in war – A Christian theological perspective

German Bundeswehr and MINUSMA in Mali – Any chance of success?

This article was initially published on my discontinued blog ‘Just Peace and War’ on 25/11/2017 and a few editorial changes were made for republishing it on this website. The article is partly based on my earlier German article "Die Bundeswehr im UN-Einsatz in Mali – Ein Einsatz ohne Erfolgsaussichten?". This week the German Bundestag discussed … Continue reading German Bundeswehr and MINUSMA in Mali – Any chance of success?

Die Bundeswehr im UN-Einsatz in Mali – Ein Einsatz ohne Erfolgsaussichten?

This article on the participation of the German Bundeswehr in the UN mission MINUSMA in Mali from 2017 was first published on http://www.sicherheitspolitik-blog.de on 06/02/2017. Minor editorial changes were made for republishing it on this website.  Am Donnerstag, dem 26.01.17, beschloss der Deutsche Bundestag, wie schon im letzten Jahr, eine Ausweitung des Bundeswehreinsatzes im Rahmen … Continue reading Die Bundeswehr im UN-Einsatz in Mali – Ein Einsatz ohne Erfolgsaussichten?

Risks of moral exploitation of soldiers through unrealistic recruitment campaigns

This article was initially published on my discontinued blog ‘Just Peace and War’ on 05/11/2017 and in a slightly edited version on http://www.sicherheitspolitik-blog.de on 16/11/2017. For republishing it on this website some further editorial changes were made. Not unlike the recent report Filling the ranks on the recruitment problems of the British Army shows for the … Continue reading Risks of moral exploitation of soldiers through unrealistic recruitment campaigns