Cover Osteuropa 3-4/2017

In Osteuropa 3-4/2017

International Law instead of Zones of Influence!
The Concept of “Plural Peace” Reverts to Old Patterns of Thought

Jakub Eberle, Vladimír Handl

Deutsche Fassung


In Germany, policy towards Russia is again under dispute. A broad swathe of society demands rapprochement. Two Frankfurt peace researchers have taken up these ideas and developed them further. Their aim is to prevent a return to the Cold War. However, this is just what their approach represents. Underlying the concept of “plural peace” is a plea for the acknowledgement of major power politics and spheres of influence. The authors refer to international law while jeopardising achievements in international law that had already been formulated in the Helsinki Final Act of the CSCE in 1975.

(Osteuropa 3-4/2017, pp. 121–127)