International Relations Department

Antarctic Thaw and Freeze: A Research Ship in Ill-Charted Waters

The word "military" often evokes in one's mind images of rifles, tanks, battles, and regrettably war and devastation. The armed forces do much more than that, having scores of scientists and doctors among their ranks, but also officers who stand ready to react in case of local or nationwide emergencies. In some countries, like Spain, it is also the military that sets the official time.

Germany uncertain about 1915 'genocide,' despite president's remarks

Despite German President Joachim Gauck?s recent comments and Turkey?s official reaction, the German parliament?s stance on using the word ?genocide? for the killings of Armenian citizens at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 remains uncertain, with Turkish academic Hüseyin Ba?c? saying Germany?s thoughts on the issue were mixed.