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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

27/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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

Behind the headlines: Chechnya

by Francois Ducrotte  Chechnya, or the Chechen Republic, is a small republic of Russia, bordering Georgia. It is not an independent state but an autonomous republic which used to be … Continue reading

28/11/2013 · Leave a comment

Post 2015 Objective Peace: Development and Insecurity

by Nic Watkins ISIS Europe visited the EU Development Days event in Brussels.  Organised by the European Commission, the event brings together development workers looks to build a consensus on … Continue reading

27/11/2013 · 1 Comment

Behind the Headlines: Tanzania

by Francois Ducrotte A land of peace? Overshadowed by the events of the region, Tanzania is an often forgotten.  Suffering the consequences of the years of conflict in the great … Continue reading

07/11/2013 · 1 Comment

International Regulation of Cyber-Warfare

by Nina Levarska ISIS Europe attended the event entitled “International Regulation of Cyber-Warfare.”  The speakers were Lieutenant Colonel Jan Stinissen, Senior Analyst at the Legal & Policy Branch of the … Continue reading

06/11/2013 · 1 Comment

Behind the Headlines: Georgia

by Jacob Steiner In August of 2008, the world’s eyes turned to the small Caucasus country of Georgia.  Conflict had broken out in the breakaway territory of South Ossetia on … Continue reading

24/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Behind the Headlines: Myanmar

by Nic Watkins The last few years have seen Myanmar emerging from decades of authoritarian rule.  As the military began to withdraw from power the international spotlight turned onto the … Continue reading

17/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Finally a deserving winner of the Nobel Peace Prize?

by Nic Watkins The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner was announced this morning, with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) receiving the prize.  It seems the recent … Continue reading

11/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Politico-military dynamics of European crisis response

by Nic Watkins Politico-military dynamics of European crisis response was the topic of conversation as Dr Alexander Mattelaer launched his new book (of the same name) at the Institute for European … Continue reading

09/10/2013 · 1 Comment

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