Perspectives on the War in Ukraine: Latest Edition of the Quarterly Magazine

While this devastating war literally at the doors of the European Union is of utmost concern to us all, is raises pertinent questions for research on global cooperation and especially international relations, peace and security studies. The Governance of Peacebuilding, one of the Centre’s policy fields, is thereby challenged and at the same time ever more in demand. Co-Director Tobias Debiel and Research Group Leader Patricia Rinck are the special editors of this issue, presenting four distinct perspectives on the current crisis. 

The cornerstone for this edition of the Quarterly Magazine lay in a Käte Hamburger Dialogue on the war in Ukraine co-organised by the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) in March 2022. In this event, our speakers, David Carment, Oksana Huss, Tamara Martsenyuk and Siddharth Tripathi, discussed different perspectives on the war in Ukraine, which came with their different disciplinary backgrounds and positionalities, some being directly affected and others observing from a distance. Since then, four months have passed and the war is still going on.  

With the current issue we also start a series that will give the Quarterly Magazine a stronger thematic focus. Each future issue will have a special, presenting either current research on one of the Centre’s thematic areas, dealing with ‘Global cooperation and diverse conceptions of world order’ and ‘Legitimation and delegitimation in global cooperation’, or one of the four global policy fields. Global governance of climate change and sustainability, migration and the Internet will thus be subjects of upcoming issues of this magazine. In this way, we aim to give readers a more thematically condensed picture of ongoing research at the KHK/GCR21in Duisburg. (from the Editorial)




Special: Perspectives on the War in Ukraine

Perspectives on the War in Ukraine - An Introduction
Patricia Rinck and Tobias Debiel

What Makes Ukraine Resilient in the Asymmetric War?
Oksana Huss

Women’s Participation in Defending Ukraine in Russia’s War
Tamara Martsenyuk

Seeing Beyond ‘Either/Or’: Global South’s Dilemmas on the Ukraine Crisis
Siddharth Tripathi

The War in Ukraine Shows It’s Time for a New Way to Ensure Security in Europe
David Carment and Dani Belo


Event Reports

Misogyny and Masculinity: Using Gender to Understand Extremism, 47th Käte Hamburger Lecture with Elizabeth Pearson
Victoria Derrien

Refuge: How the State Shapes Human Potential, 6th Global Migration Lecture with Heba Gowayed
Bianca Sola Claudio

Visual Methods in Global Cooperation Research, International Workshop & Visuality and the Populist Appeal, 24th Käte Hamburger Dialogue
Victoria Derrien, Andrew Costigan

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Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC), Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK), Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg (IFSH) and Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF) (2022) (eds). Friedensgutachten 2022: Friedensfähig in Kriegszeiten (Martin Wolf)

Budnitsky, Stanislav (2022). ‘A Relational Approach to Digital Sovereignty: e-Estonia Between Russia and the West’ (Andrew Costigan)

Doerr, Nicole and Gardner, Beth Gharrity (2022). ‘After the Storm: Translating the US Capitol Storming in Germany’s Right-Wing Digital Media Ecosystem’ (Andrew Costigan)

Liste, Philip (2022). 'Tax Robbery Incorporated: The Transnational Legal Infrastructures of Tax Arbitrage' (Martin Wolf)

Wouter Werner (2022). Repetition and International Law (Martin Wolf)


Selected Publications



Global Cooperation Research - A Quarterly Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, July 2022

ISSN 2629-3080 (online)