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Andreas Kindsvater

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Andreas Kindsvater is the winner of the second RD essay contest and a student of the Munich School of Political Science / Bavarian School of Public Policy. He focuses on International Relations, specializing on Security Studies and Conflict Analysis.

08.12.2014

The chill in German-Russian relations won't lead to a new Cold War

The chill in German-Russian relations won't lead to a new Cold War

With German Chancellor Angela Merkel repeatedly condemning Russia for its Ukraine policy, the rift between Russia and Germany becomes wider and more obvious. But is a Cold War-style confrontation between them really possible?

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08.10.2014

A new nuclear world with Ukraine's troubled legacy

A new nuclear world with Ukraine's troubled legacy

The conflict in Eastern Ukraine may be primarily a standoff between Russia, Ukraine and the West, but it will unintentionally lead to the spread of nuclear weapons and undermine efforts in stopping global proliferation

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07.08.2014

Why the Kremlin might benefit from cautious escalation

Why the Kremlin might benefit from cautious escalation

The Kremlin’s next strategic move might be to wait things out until the onset of winter, when both Ukraine and its Western supporters will be forced to bargain from a position of weakness

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17.06.2014

The global balance of power after Ukraine: The times they are a‐changin'

The global balance of power after Ukraine: The times they are a‐changin'

The Ukrainian crisis has accelerated the creation of a new multipolar order, in which states such as Russia and China are emerging as alternative centers of power

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