Blogging on Issues of International and European Security

The Future of Transatlantic Relations: An Improved Common Security and Defense Policy for a Better Partnership

by Raluca Csernatoni The following article was originally published by the German Marshall Fund’s blog competition on Transatlantic Cooperation. You can view the original here.  The future of the transatlantic … Continue reading

11/07/2014 · Leave a comment

The 10 Best Articles on International Security Concerns this week

Each week we provide a collection of 10 must reads from around the web on issues pertaining to international security. Simply click the article title to open a new tab. … Continue reading

09/07/2014 · Leave a comment

Why does the EU need an autonomous military muscle when it already has NATO?

by Raluca Csernatoni NATO and the EU have indeed 22 members in common, but they are different institutional entities in terms of goals and scope, with different organizational structures, historical … Continue reading

19/05/2014 · 1 Comment

The 10 Best Articles on International Security Issues this week

Each week we provide a collection of 10 must reads from around the web on issues pertaining to international security. Simply click the article title to open a new tab. … Continue reading

15/05/2014 · Leave a comment

The Common Security and Defense Policy – The Treaty of Lisbon and the EU’s Defense Dimension

by Raluca Csernatoni “If you want peace prepare for war” [i] Vegetius The Lisbon Treaty – constructing a de facto “common” European security policy? The European Union (EU) has often … Continue reading

14/05/2014 · 1 Comment

The EU’s Information Security: The Social versus the Technical Aspect

by Alexander Svitych The following is a guest post as a third part of a new series from the author. Views expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect … Continue reading

23/04/2014 · 1 Comment

Is the Transnistrian Frozen Conflict Next? Moldova’s Fuzzy Position between Russia and the West

by Raluca Csernatoni The corrosive influence of the existing frozen or protracted conflicts in the European Union’s (EU) Eastern Neighborhood has been made acutely obvious by the Crimean crisis, as … Continue reading

23/04/2014 · 6 Comments

The European Union between its Civilian Vocation and Military Transformation – Reviewing the Academic Debate

by Raluca Csernatoni The European Union, as a suis generis actor in international relations, has prompted across academia different responses to the ontological and epistemological challenges of capturing the fleeting … Continue reading

02/04/2014 · 2 Comments

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

EU Mission to the Central African Republic – EUFOR CAR Bangui (Part II)

by Francois Ducrotté The following is part two of a blog on the current situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). You can find part one by clicking here and part … Continue reading

25/02/2014 · 2 Comments

Future of European defence

by Saara Ilmonen Following last December’s EU Summit and its conclusions on CSDP, the European Policy Centre (EPC), the Centro Studi sul Federalismo (CSF) and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) … Continue reading

05/02/2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Explaining the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy Theory in action

Xymena Kurowska and Fabian Breuer, (eds.) (2012) Explaining the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy Theory in action. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics Series, Palgrave Macmillan by Raluca Csernatoni The … Continue reading

04/02/2014 · Leave a comment

EU Mission to the Central African Republic – EUFOR CAR Bangui (Part I)

by Francois Ducrotte  NOTE: An update to this blog post, part two, has been posted here and part three here. The EU acknowledges that there is a “pressing need” to restore security in … Continue reading

21/01/2014 · 5 Comments

Self-publicising CSDP: too little too late?

 by Myrto Hatzigeorgopoulos The European External Action Service launched yesterday afternoon its web documentary on the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Accompanied by a new twitter feed on the … Continue reading

19/12/2013 · Leave a comment

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