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Körber History Forum

News Archive of the Körber History Forum

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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?” demonstrate how and where history can help us to better respond to the uncertainties of the present and how future political...

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Europe is mirrored in Ukraine. That was the main point Karl Schlögel, historian of Central and Eastern Europe, already made at the opening of a conference hosted by Körber-Stiftung in the Western Ukrainian city of Lviv in autumn 2019. Back then, he also already named all major driving factors of the current Russian war against Ukraine.

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Since 24 February 2022, the day of the Russian military invasion, the Ukrainian society remains in a state of emergency. Andrii Fert coordinates a project of the Körber-Stiftung in cooperation with DVV International. He shared his thoughts on the war via Facebook four days after its start. We publish them in solidarity with the people in Ukraine.

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Sofia Dyak, Director of the Center for Urban History in Lviv, explains how the Russian war against Ukraine has changed the life at the Institute and in the city.

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Russia has invaded Ukraine. What role do the imperial pretensions of the Soviet Union play in Putin's policy before the start of this war? And do empires actually still exist today, or is it a matter of nationalism and maintaining power?

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In the current episode of the History & Politics Podcast, sinologist Klaus Mühlhahn talks about China's internal and external tensions and the country's role in the emergence of global capitalism.

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