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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

Avoiding hazardous incidents in the EuroAtlantic area

By Various authors (24-10-2016)

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On 21-22 September, in cooperation with Egmont, the European Leadership Network hosted a workshop in the Egmont Palace on managing hazardous incidents in the Euro-Atlantic area. The workshop, supported by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, brought together experts from non-governmental institutions (think tanks, academia and retired military officers) from the US and major European countries, including Russia. The report summarizes the discussions and highlights the main conclusions. Read more

The EUGS: Realistic, but not too modest, please

By Jo Coelmont (24-10-2016)

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Jo Coelmont contributed an article to a special issue of the journal The International Spectator on the new EU Global Strategy, as one of a set of reactions to an interview with Dr. Nathalie Tocci, Special Advisor to the High Representative and the main penholder when the new Strategy was being drafted. Read more

The European agenda on migration, one year on. The EU Response to the crisis has produced some results, but will hardly pass another solidarity test

By Fabian Willermain (12-10-2016)

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On 13 May 2015, the European Commission proposed the European Agenda on Migration, a new strategy laying the foundation for the EU and its Member States to address both the immediate and the long-term challenges of managing migration flows effectively and comprehensively, and setting out the need for a common approach to granting Read more