CPD Policy Blog

CPD Policy Blog

Linking academia and policy. Contributing to social progress. Enabling sustainable politics. Connecting the dots. Thinking ahead.
The CPD Policy Blog creates a bridge between science and politics, thus relating the enlightening potential of science to the field of political practice.
The CPD Policy Blog is a project of the Austrian Conflict, Peace and Democracy Cluster (CPDC) and is supported by the University of Graz, Institut für Konfliktforschung (IKF), Demokratiezentrum Wien, ASPR as well as Shabka.
Peace and conflict research deals with violence and violent conflicts in the broadest sense. It thus seeks to formulate strategies to overcome these forms of violence in the short, medium and long term.
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The CPD Cluster seeks to bundle the competence existing in Austria in the areas of conflict, peace & democracy. It thus contributes to the peaceful, non-violent and non-discriminatory development of society.

The nuclear deal with Iran: from a historic deal for peace to (again) the brink of war

Introduction: what the 2015 JCPOA entails In July 2015 the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was agreed upon between the EU, China, Russia, the US, France, Germany, the UK and Iran. After a decade of trying to reach a nuclear deal, it was deemed historic. The deal was meant …

Das Erbe der Pariser Vorortverträge 1919 und die Autokratie in Ungarn

Die autokratische Politik in Ungarn und ihr Verständnis von (illiberaler) Demokratie und Rechtsstaatlichkeit wurzelt in den Friedensverträgen von Paris. Der Zivilisationsbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges führte in der Staatsrechtslehre zur Ablehnung der monarchischen Herrschaftslegitimation und zur allgemeinen Anerkennung des nationalen und des demokratischen Selbstbestimmungsprinzips. In seiner demokratischen Formulierung beruht dieses Prinzip …

Sudan in Transition

Sudan’s Interim Constitutional Arrangement: The Risk of Sharing a Non-Existent Cake The tense negotiations on a transitional power-sharing framework in Sudan finally appear to have been successful. The Constitutional Charter for the Transition Period, signed on 17 August 2019, establishes a Sovereignty Council with an equal representation of five civilians …