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EPIS Magazine

The EPIS Magazin is a publication of the EPIS ThinkTank e.V. As a think tank, we participate in current debates on foreign and security policy through well-founded analyses and statements. We are always looking for bright minds to strengthen our team of scientists and young professionals.  We are looking forward to your contribution! Read through the pages or download the articles individually.

International Foreign & Security Policy

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The Islamic Republic of Iran as a factor of influence in Afghanistan

The Islamic Republic of Iran as a factor of influence in Afghanistan

This article provides a review of the history of Tehran-Kabul-relations. In summary, Iran’s attempts to exert influence become evident when examining social, political and economic ties between the two countries.

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine

An analysis of Russia’s reasons, motivations, and intent behind the 2022 invasion of Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is all but surprising, considering Moscow’s history of aggression against neighbouring countries. In addition, Russia’s expectation of quick success may have contributed to the decision to launch a military operation against Ukraine.

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Security, communication and the role of the police in Germany

Security, communication and the role of the police in Germany

Perceived security is influenced by a range of factors, among them work and presence of the police. This article looks at the interplay between law enforcement and society, and particularly examines communication strategies employed by the German police.

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The Political and Economic Power of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

The Political and Economic Power of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps play an important role in the country’s political and economic spheres. Their power in both business and politics has therefore major implications on how Western decision-makers should approach the organisation.

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The Future of the European Union

The Future of the European Union

Quo vadis, Europe? Cases can be made for rising, stagnant, or declining levels of cooperation within the EU. An examination of implications each trajectory would have for the future of the European Union.

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Panther Trumps Leopard

The Arms Deal between Poland and South Korea and its Implications

Panther Trumps Leopard

A deal without losers? Why the arms deal between South Korea and Poland holds benefits for both countries, and which implications it carries for Europe and the Indo-Pacific.

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