The Russian war against Ukraine is also a war against the European and global security order. The misuse of history plays an important role in Russia´s war strategy that aims at destroying Ukraine as an independent country.
How do politics of history and the return to geopolitics and expansionism go together? How can we respond to the geopolitical shifts on the European continent? And how should historians productively use their knowledge in an era of confrontation and digital disinformation?
This History Hotspot e-Paper brings together a selection of contributions by internationally renowned experts from the realms of history, political science and diplomacy. And explores the potential of historical thinking for a better understanding of current conflicts.
E-Paper: A New Global Order? History and Power Politics
Russia's war against Ukraine marks a “Zeitenwende” for Western security order. Can historical thinking help to analyze and solve current problems more clearly?
The e-paper “European Security: How Policy-Relevant is History?” demonstrates how and where history can help us to better respond to the uncertainties of the present and how future political action can be shaped in a more historically informed way.
Five authors from Germany, France, Poland, Russia, and the United States explain what role different historical experiences play in dealing with current challenges in European security policy. How can historical thinking contribute to a better understanding and handling of the present?