By Thomas Renard (21-03-2017)
One year after the Brussels attacks, this publication reviews the major developments that have occurred in terrorism and counterterrorism in Europe in 2016. Read more
By Thomas Renard (14-03-2017)
Belgium has accomplished much since last year’s devastating terrorist attacks – the worst in its history. But the threats continue, and new security vulnerabilities are becoming apparent.
By Fabian Willermain (23-02-2017)
While the EU promotes the Rule of Law as one of its cornerstone, how can we imagine that these same principles are not respected in each of its member states ?
By Alexander Mattelaer (06-02-2017)
The Brexit referendum has triggered a debate on the future of European integration. From a Belgian perspective it is necessary to consider the depth of the relationship we have with the UK, as well as the wider context in which the Brexit negotiations will unfold. All parties have an objective interest in maintaining and deepening the spirit of European Read more
By Sven Biscop (17-01-2017)
While external and regional powers are engaged in fierce geopolitical competition in Europe’s neighbourhood, the EU itself wants to focus on building up the resilience of its neighbours. Not only is it far from clear who is to be made resilient against what where there is no more or less Read more
The protests against Congolese President Joseph Kabila in cities like Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, only reveal part of the crisis the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently facing. In the wake of the end of the constitutional mandate for Kabila’s presidency, sporadic fighting has sprung up Read more
The purpose of this report is to provide a comparative perspective of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative (OBOR), as seen from the various European Union (EU) member states. It covers the role of OBOR in the relations Read more
Sven Biscop and Julian Lindley-French go in debate for the magazine NATO Review on what Europeans must do more to strengthen Europe’s security and defence in a challenging geopolitical environment. Read more
By Balazs Ujvari (05-12-2016)
Until recently, emerging powers’ actions in multilateral structures were mainly driven by the desire to water down or derail robust proposals backed by developed countries (especially the EU). In the past two years, however, emerging powers have Read more
The number of popular protests in Africa has increased significantly since the mid-2000s, reaching its peak in recent years. To what extent can this surge challenge sitting governments or even be the harbinger of broader social and political change on the continent? Read more