Blogging on Issues of International and European Security

Critical infrastructure protection in the cyber-age

By Manuel Tornago On June 30th, the Security & Defence Agenda held an evening debate in Brussels, for a discussion on the cyber-security landscape in Europe and the possibilities offered by … Continue reading

07/08/2014 · Leave a comment

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 Cost of UN Peacekeeping – A Good Deal or a Waste of Money?

By Saara Ilmonen Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies in cooperation with VVN organised a lunch lecture with a topic of “The Cost of UN Peacekeeping – A Good Deal … Continue reading

20/06/2014 · Leave a comment

The Dronisation of Wars – “La Dronisation de la Guerre, entre Stratégie et Normes?”

by Manuel Tornago During the event “La Dronisation de la Guerre, entre Stratégie et Normes?”, organized by the Madariaga College of Europe Foundation and held on 13 June 2014 in … Continue reading

18/06/2014 · Leave a comment

2014 – Afghanistan in Transition

By Manuel Tornago “Are we going to witness a security crash followed by an economic break-down?” Such is the opening question that Dr. Beate Maeder-Metcalf, Vice-President and Director for Regional … Continue reading

13/06/2014 · Leave a comment

Overhauling transatlantic security thinking: A conference presented by the Security & Defence Agenda

by Jared Brow The Security and Defence Agenda hosted its annual conference “Overhauling transatlantic security thinking” last week at the Palais d’Egmont, which provided an opportunity for debate in the … Continue reading

11/06/2014 · Leave a comment

The UN Security Council: Is it bankrupt?

by Saara Ilmonen The EGMONT Institute, together with United Nations Associations in Belgium, Vereniging voor de Verenigde Naties and United Nations Regional Information Centre, hosted an event ‘The UN Security Council: … Continue reading

26/05/2014 · Leave a comment

Lessons learnt from the Gulf of Aden operations

by Saara Ilmonen The Security and Defence Agenda organised an evening debate on ‘Lessons learnt from the Gulf of Aden operations’, with speakers Robert G. Bell (US Mission to NATO), … Continue reading

21/05/2014 · 2 Comments

International Observation Of Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum

by Saara Ilmonen The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD), together with MEP Eija-Riitta Korhola (EPP) hosted a roundtable on ‘International Observation of Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum – Challenges Ahead’ … Continue reading

19/03/2014 · 2 Comments

Development: A Barrier In EU-Africa Relations?

by Myrto Hatzigeorgopoulos Calls for a change of the terms of the Africa-EU relationship have been a leitmotiv of the discussions of the different lunch-time seminars organised by the support mechanism … Continue reading

08/03/2014 · 1 Comment

Is corruption holding Europe back?

by Saara Ilmonen The European Policy Centre (EPC) and Transparency International (TI) organised an event “Is corruption holding Europe back? Lessons from the first EU anti-corruption report” to mark the … Continue reading

07/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Can The EU Afford To Put Pressure On Russia?

by Francois Ducrotte Interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said it was in Russia’s hands to find a way out of the crisis. He added that “this is not the Ukraine … Continue reading

06/03/2014 · 7 Comments

Digital Borders: International Cyber Warfare and its Implications on Europe

by Akash Radia Perusing the ISIS blog there is an obvious increase in articles pertaining to cyber crime and cyber warfare over the years. The trend on our blog correlates … Continue reading

28/02/2014 · Leave a comment

Turkey – back to the old days? The current state of EU-Turkey relations

by Saara Ilmonen Following the recent developments in Turkey, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in cooperation with TUSKON hosted an expert meeting “Turkey – back to old days? The current … Continue reading

24/02/2014 · 2 Comments


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