Author Archives: Felix Berenskoetter

Germany and Israel: Is It Friendship?

In the second of two posts on German-Israeli relations, Felix Berenskoetter argues that a shared commitment to the memory of the Holocaust and to Israel’s right to exist has not formed a true friendship between Germany and Israel.  When there is a meeting between German and Israeli government officials, it has become a ritual to…

An Act of Friendship? Re-reading Grass on German-Israeli relations

In the first of two posts on German-Israeli relations, Felix Berenskoetter goes against the grain to ask whether the controversial poem by Guenter Grass ‘What must be said’ can be read as an act of friendship vis-à-vis Israel. In April this year, Günter Grass, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of Germany’s…

The End Of IR Theory As We Know It…

  In case you missed it, recent ISA and BISA conferences saw panels contemplating whether ‘IR Theory’ has come to an end. This question, posed by the editors of EJIR, was discussed by a range of distinguished scholars whose answers ranged from ‘yes’ to ‘no’, in the process reflecting on the meaning of ‘theory’ and…