Blogging on Issues of International and European Security

Geostrategic and Economic Priorities in the Black Sea Region – Reconfiguring a Fuzzy Eastern Borderline

by Raluca Csernatoni The European Union, by expanding its boundaries to the Black Sea Region after Romania and Bulgaria joined, has become a Black Sea power. The Black Sea Region … Continue reading

27/03/2014 · 3 Comments

The Crimean Gambit And Putin’s Motivations

by Alexander Svitych The following is a guest post. Views expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ISIS Europe. In the year 1945 the … Continue reading

25/03/2014 · Leave a comment

European Defense at a Crossroads – The European Defense Agency (EDA) as a Credible Facilitator of Change

by Raluca Csernatoni The Creation of the European Defense Agency (EDA) Over the last decade, the European Union’s (EU) major military powers, under the umbrella of the Common Security and … Continue reading

20/03/2014 · 1 Comment

International Observation Of Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum

by Saara Ilmonen The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD), together with MEP Eija-Riitta Korhola (EPP) hosted a roundtable on ‘International Observation of Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum – Challenges Ahead’ … Continue reading

19/03/2014 · 1 Comment

Book Review: The Power Politics of NATO-Russia Diplomacy – International Security in Practice

by Raluca Csernatoni  Vincent Pouliot. International Security in Practice: The Politics of NATO-Russia Diplomacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Vincent Pouliot, author of the book, International Security in Practice: The … Continue reading

12/03/2014 · Leave a comment

The essence of Ukrainian Maidan: can we call it a revolution?

by Alexander Svitych The following is a guest post. Views expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ISIS Europe. The February events in Ukraine … Continue reading

10/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Development: A Barrier In EU-Africa Relations?

by Myrto Hatzigeorgopoulos Calls for a change of the terms of the Africa-EU relationship have been a leitmotiv of the discussions of the different lunch-time seminars organised by the support mechanism … Continue reading

08/03/2014 · 1 Comment

Is corruption holding Europe back?

by Saara Ilmonen The European Policy Centre (EPC) and Transparency International (TI) organised an event “Is corruption holding Europe back? Lessons from the first EU anti-corruption report” to mark the … Continue reading

07/03/2014 · Leave a comment

From Cold-War zero-sum to win-win scenarios between Russia and the EU – The EU emergency summit takes a soft-line on Russia

by Raluca Csernatoni The EU should have put forward a strong and swift response to Russia, as not only Ukraine’s political identity and unity is at stake with the recent … Continue reading

07/03/2014 · 2 Comments

Can The EU Afford To Put Pressure On Russia?

by Francois Ducrotte Interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said it was in Russia’s hands to find a way out of the crisis. He added that “this is not the Ukraine … Continue reading

06/03/2014 · 7 Comments

Can The Russian Economy Withstand War With Ukraine?

by Akash Radia On Monday, following the weekend arrival of Russian naval ships to the Crimean port city of Sevastopol, the Moscow stock market fell 10.8%, devaluing Russian companies by … Continue reading

05/03/2014 · 3 Comments

From Cold-War zero-sum to win-win scenarios between Russia and the West – The Black Sea is freezing again

by Raluca Csernatoni Strong hegemonic interests in the Black Sea Region “If Ukraine is crushed while the West is simply watching, the new freedom and security in bordering Romania, Poland … Continue reading

04/03/2014 · 1 Comment

The Role of the Media in Conflict

by Francois Ducrotte Russia organised and took away the most Gold medals at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sotchi. However, hosting made them vulnerable to criticism from the western media … Continue reading

04/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Digital Borders: International Cyber Warfare and its Implications on Europe

by Akash Radia Perusing the ISIS blog there is an obvious increase in articles pertaining to cyber crime and cyber warfare over the years. The trend on our blog correlates … Continue reading

28/02/2014 · Leave a comment


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