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Brexit as impetus for a new Europe?

By Alexander Mattelaer (06-02-2017)

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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

A strategy for Europe’s neighbourhood: keep resilient and carry on?

By Sven Biscop (17-01-2017)

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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 armed conflict lurking in the countryside

By Gillian Mathys, Koen Vlassenroot (12-01-2017)

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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

Europe and China’s New Silk Roads

By Alice Ekman, Frans-Paul van der Putten, John Seaman, Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Mikko Huotari (23-12-2016)

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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

Debate: What are the real prospects for strengthened European defence?

By Julian Lindley-French, Sven Biscop (21-12-2016)

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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

Green diplomacy. India and the new dynamics in global climate talks

By Balazs Ujvari (05-12-2016)

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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

Africa Uprising? The protests, the drivers, the outcomes

By Aleksandra Tor, Alice Vervaeke, Valérie Arnould (05-12-2016)

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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

European defence core groups. The why, what & how of permanent structured cooperation

By Anne Bakker, Dick Zandee, Margriet Drent (25-11-2016)

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The deteriorating security situation around Europe and the burgeoning messages from Washington that Europe has to take more responsibility for its own security call for a step change in European defence cooperation. So far, progress has been too slow. Read more

After the EU Global Strategy – Consulting the experts – Security and defence

By Jo Coelmont, Sven Biscop (31-10-2016)

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Jo Coelmont and Sven Biscop were among the experts consulted by the EU Institute for Security Studies on the military implications of the EU Global Strategy. Read more

All or Nothing? The EU Global Strategy and Defence Policy after the Brexit

By Sven Biscop (24-10-2016)

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Sven Biscop contributed an article to a special issue of the journal Contemporary Security Policy on the new EU Global Strategy. Among the other articles is a contribution by Dr. Nathalie Tocci, Special Advisor to the High Representative Read more