Blogging on Issues of International and European Security

Why Belarus is different

  by Manuel Tornago The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies and the Office for a Democratic Belarus had recently organized a conference on the subject of Belarus’ internal politics … Continue reading

25/07/2014 · 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

From The Media To The Borders: The Challenges of Combating Labour Trafficking in Europe

by Akash Radia January of 2014 marked the first National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States, as decreed by President Barak Obama. The gesture signified, at … Continue reading

06/02/2014 · 1 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

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

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

Gezi Park: From camping to campaigning

by Elena Marda It was one of these rare cases, where the panel was consisting of a majority of women; and no, the subject of the conference was not gender … Continue reading

21/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Libya: Fault Lines of the Revolution

by Lorène Fara-Andrianarijaona On 19 June 2013, SWP (German Institute for International for International and Security Affairs) presented their latest research paper entitled “Fault Lines of the Revolution – Political … Continue reading

20/06/2013 · Leave a comment

‘To region or not to region’

by Elena Marda In a wonderful building ideally situated next to the Parc de Cinquantenaire, the European Geopolitical Forum and TUSIAD hosted an event on ‘Networked Regionalism as Conflict Management … Continue reading

19/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Gas in East Mediterranean: a complicated story

by Elena Marda The Energy Roundtable Breakfast organised by the Institute Français de Relations Internationales (IFRI) on 4 June 2013 on ‘East Mediterranean New Offshore Gas Resources: What’s in for … Continue reading

04/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Idées pour renforcer l’influence régionale de l’UE

  by Francois Ducrotté – Bruxelles, 15 Mai 2013, présentation du rapport “Think Global-Act European. Thinking strategically about the EU’s external action” (Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, Avril 2013) -  Le … Continue reading

16/05/2013 · Leave a comment

MENA: players, plans, positions

by Myrto Hatzigeorgopoulos The first day of the two day conference on “Europe’s Southern Neighbourhood” organised by Carnegie Europe, in collaboration with Egmont, the European Parliament and the Swiss Federal … Continue reading

10/05/2013 · Leave a comment

The carrot without the stick: Kosovo and Cyprus

by Elena Marda With the carrot of European integration hanging above their heads, Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and Serbia’s leader Ivica Dacic finally reached a 15 point settlement on … Continue reading

03/05/2013 · Leave a comment


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