Armin Hübner
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Research Analyst
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Democracy, Diplomacy, Economy, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Globalization, Governance, Innovation, Peace, Poverty, Reconciliation, Sustainability, War
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I am an IR specialized research analyst, working in the UN context. With joining Global Ethics Network, I hope to experience the advatages of networks: exchange of ideas, learning from best practices, hearing other arguments on specific topics

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Ghana will show us some good governance! Let the Resource Curse be overcome and become an African tiger

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 6:00am 2 Comments

"We're going to really zoom, accelerate, and if everything works, which I pray will happen positively, you come back in five years, and you'll see that Ghana truly is the African tiger, in economic terms for development."[1]

 That was the comment of the former Ghanaian President John Kufuor in the year of 2007. The reason for…

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Non-use of nuclear weapons: Why nuclear weapons are outlawed, and why the window left open in 1996 was a failure

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 8:09am 1 Comment

In recent years the debate on outlawing nuclear weapons has (re)emerged. By naming personal experienced events, I have tried to summarize this issue - which, in my point of view, has a strong normative ethical componant. 

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In the bold discussions on the NPT and its review process, some states argue with legal and normative obligations not to use nuclear weapons. The non-Alignement Movement (NAM) and the New Agenda Coalition (NAC) stated that the use of nuclear weapons…

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