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EU and strategic partners

The Iran nuclear deal: the Iranian and US domestic factors that put its implementation at risk

By Astrid Viaud (14-06-2016)

In Security Policy Briefs

The Iran nuclear deal with E3+3 and P5+1 is not without its detractors. The Iranian Conservative Party, the US Republican Party and Israel disapprove. This policy brief aims to understand the Iranian and US domestic factors that could challenge the implementation of the deal. The 15-year implementation process is likely to be affected by the state-centric Constitution read more…

The EU Global Strategy: going beyond effective multilateralism?

By Balazs Ujvari (10-06-2016)

In Other publications

In this collection of essays introduced by Egmont-EPC Research Fellow Balazs Ujvari, six policy analysts and academics offer their views on the EU’s multilateral agenda. read more…

The European Union and the China-led transformation of global economic governance

By Balazs Ujvari (01-06-2016)

In Egmont papers

This Egmont paper compares the newly created China and BRICS-backed multilateral development banks to the established institutions they seek to mirror while also discovering various paths the EU may follow in its policy towards them. read more…

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The resolution of the Syrian conflict and the European Union

Seminar from 09:00-13:30

Five years hence, the civil war in Syria has caused the death of more than 270.000 people. By loosening the noose around Bachar el Assad’s system, the Russian commitment read more…

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

TTIP-Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement: The Debate

Conference from 18:00-19:30

As discussions on TTIP are going crescendo, Egmont invites you to a debate between two of the best informed observers of the negotiations – who hold very different views.

Conference with Prof. Dr. Ferdi De Ville, Ghent University, author of TTIP: The Truth about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Prof. Karel De Gucht, former Trade Commissioner, President of the Institute for European Studies, VUB.

Chair: Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop, Egmont.

Registration by 1 June is mandatory !

(Photo credit: European Parliament, Flickr)

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

A China-led multilateral system on the rise?

Roundtable from 14:00-16:45

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Changing waters: towards a new Asia Strategy

Conference from 16:00 - 18:00

This event explores an overhaul of the EU’s 2001 Asia Strategy, which appears more important than ever in the context of Asian economic growth and the US ‘pivot’, and the possible role that the EU can play therein. The discussion will be based on a presentation of the read more…

The BRICS’ New Development Bank and the EU’s options

By Balazs Ujvari (19-04-2016)

In Other publications

Following decades of unchallenged Western dominance, the global governance system is currently being reshaped. Key emerging powers led by China have set out to increase their influence in global – economic – governance. This Policy Brief assesses the challenge that the BRICS-led read more…

Why Belgium is not Europe’s jihadi base

By Thomas Renard (31-03-2016)

In Commentaries

International experts and journalists have resorted to Belgium-bashing and finger-pointing. They call Belgium a “failed state,” our police and intelligence services “incompetent.” read more…

Securing the ‘middle spaces’: geography, strategy and the future of European power

By Luis Simón (21-03-2016)

In Commentaries

In this final articke in a five-part series on defence and the EU Global Strategy, Luis Simón argues that any European strategy must not neglect the geopolitically relevant spaces in between Europe and Asia. read more…