Blogging on Issues of International and European Security

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

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

The Current State of Syria: Challenges facing the international community

by Akash Radia A recent article from the BBC indicated the vast amounts of Syrian refugees arriving in Lebanon. The article quotes that Lebanon is currently hosting almost “a million refugees…which … Continue reading

20/02/2014 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

European strategy: is now the moment?

by Myrto Hatzigeorgopoulos Calls for the formulation of a European grand strategy are a common place amongst EU security and defence analysts and practitioners across the Brussels community. It is … Continue reading

02/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Forcing the deployment of Battlegroups: no questions, wrong answers?

by Myrto Hatzigeorgopoulos An expert-level meeting on facilitating the deployment of the European Union’s rapid-reaction forces took place on 25 September in Brussels. The “Battlegroup” (BG) discussion came ahead of … Continue reading

30/09/2013 · Leave a comment

Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region

by Jacob Steiner Over the past year and a half, experts and researchers from around the Euro-Atlantic region have been working together through a Track II dialogue to recommend a … Continue reading

13/09/2013 · Leave a comment

The EU Human Rights Strategy: Success or Business?

by Lorène-Fara Andrianarijaona On 26 June 2013, Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice President of the European Parliament, and the Human Rights and Democracy Network organised a high level hearing to mark the … Continue reading

26/06/2013 · 1 Comment

Should the EU become a mediator?

by Elena Marda Should the EU become an international peacemaker? Does the EU have the leverage to become one? Would a European Institute of Peace be of added value?  These … Continue reading

29/05/2013 · Leave a comment

Kenya after the elections

by Lorène Fara-Andrianarijaona On 28 May 2013, the Hanns Seidel Foundation organised a high level conference on “Challenges of integrity: political processes and leadership in Kenya”. Peter Kenneth, presidential candidate … Continue reading

29/05/2013 · Leave a comment

Breaking down the Walls: improving EU-NATO relations

by Myrto Hatzigeorgopoulos On 27 May 2013, ISIS Europe attended the presentation of the latest publication of the Centre for European Studies (CES) entitled “Breaking down the walls: improving EU-NATO … Continue reading

28/05/2013 · Leave a comment

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