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Article Review: “Ethical Power Europe”, Between Realism and Idealism

by Raluca Csernatoni Adrian Hyde-Price, “A ‘tragic actor’? A realist perspective on ‘ethical power Europe’.” International Affairs 84:1 (2008): 29-44 Ian Manners, “The normative ethics of the European Union.” International … Continue reading

14/07/2014 · 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

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

19/06/2014 · Leave a comment

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

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

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: Nepal

by Nic Watkins Nepal suffered a traumatic Maoist insurgency from 1996 to 2006.  Since the end of the civil war the country has faced a long struggled to entrench democracy … Continue reading

31/10/2013 · Leave a 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

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

The Syrian Crisis and Chemical Weapons: Wrong way in, which way out?

ISIS Europe just published an occasional paper on the  Syrian crisis and Chemical Weapons. The conclusions of this three-page paper are the following: [...] Before things go too much further, … Continue reading

12/09/2013 · 2 Comments

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