Egypt’s June 30: A Military Coup or a Revival of Dreams?
The events recently witnessed in Egypt have clearly stirred a huge wave of controversy on the international front. International political analysts and politicians are now divided in their views; while some perceive the ousting of president Morsi as a great achievement, others view it as a “military coup” and a […]
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Egypt: From Cosmopolitanism to Xenophobia
The focus this month in Future Challenges is on global citizens and migration, and how they are changing the faces of our cities every day. In today’s world travel is cheaper and modern communications enable anyone to learn about other cultures and languages without leaving their own countries. So in […]
Does the Military Have a Gender?
The Military: A Male Institution by Definition “The military, the defence forces have no gender. Military only has power, the capability to fight, authority and social prestige. The unity of the defence forces does not know gender or age. There are female soldiers and there are male soldiers. Professional competence, […]
Germany’s dubious arms exports: Encouraging dictatorship and conflict on Europe’s doorstep
Germany has an official agenda of supporting democracy and peace. However, the German arms industry sells weapons to dictators or conflict-suffering regions, sometimes to the detriment of even the country’s own interests. Compared to other NATO-states, Germany is generally reluctant to engage in wars. The most recent example is last […]
Cyberwar is Coming!
Throughout history, military doctrine, organization and strategy have continually undergone profound changes due in part to technological breakthroughs. Today, a variety of new technologies are once again taking hold, and further innovations are on the way. [issuu width=420 height=272 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=120131150308-243f59728e0a4d56b61c889021259fcb name=cyberwar_is_coming_ username=futurechallenges tag=ict unit=px id=b0a28e44-2da4-3c5f-6f97-6b4ac4c5a16a v=2]