International Relations

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Welcome to the Chair of International Relations!
At the Chair of International Relations we deal with central questions and current challenges of world politics: What are the causes of war and peace? How can states and international organizations contribute to solving global problems? How is international politics changing due to the growing influence of new countries and actor such as China or private security firms?
To answer these questions, we employ a theory-oriented and comparative approach. Theory helps us to classify and explain current phenomena. Systematic comparative analysis makes it possible to understand the different developments of states, international organizations and regions. In this way, we study, for example, the interventions of the United Nations and NATO in Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in order to explain their impacts on local conflicts.