Blogging on Issues of International and European Security

The Future of Transatlantic Relations: An Improved Common Security and Defense Policy for a Better Partnership

by Raluca Csernatoni The following article was originally published by the German Marshall Fund’s blog competition on Transatlantic Cooperation. You can view the original here.  The future of the transatlantic … Continue reading

11/07/2014 · Leave a comment

Europe’s House of Cards? Between Democratic Deficit and CSDP Legitimacy

by Raluca Csernatoni Jürgen Habermas, the esteemed philosopher and recognized ‘Last European’, might have overstated the downfall of the European ideal by saying that Europe is ‘experiencing a dismantling of … Continue reading

08/07/2014 · Leave a comment

How big is the threat to the EU from foreign fighters?

by Cara De Vidts The following is a guest post. Views expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ISIS Europe. The shooting at the Jewish … Continue reading

23/06/2014 · 1 Comment

The Need for Greater Transatlantic Cybersecurity Cooperation

by Jared Brow Defining Cyberspace Cybersecurity is a vague blanket term that encompasses a variety of security threats,mainly due to the fact that cyberspace itself is borderless. Cyberspace is not … Continue reading

19/06/2014 · Leave a comment

G7 in Brussels: Excluding Russia for a Summit Dominated by the Ukrainian Crisis

by Jared Brow G7 – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain, the U.S., and representatives from the European Union – met earlier this week in Brussels for the first time … Continue reading

06/06/2014 · 1 Comment

Between apathetic citizens and the European dream: The European elections

by Francois Ducrotté European Elections are now taking place until May 25 and this year, the next President of the Commission is to be appointed in connection with the results of … Continue reading

22/05/2014 · Leave a comment

Why does the EU need an autonomous military muscle when it already has NATO?

by Raluca Csernatoni NATO and the EU have indeed 22 members in common, but they are different institutional entities in terms of goals and scope, with different organizational structures, historical … Continue reading

19/05/2014 · 1 Comment

Examining The EU-India Relationship Dynamic

by Akash Radia Late last week’s news surfaced that the EU was to ban imports of Indian mangos until December 2015. In the UK, MPs chuckled at the seemingly insignificant … Continue reading

15/05/2014 · Leave a comment

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

Information Wars and Civil Resistance: Network Communities vs. States and Corporations

by Alexander Svitych The following is a guest post as a third part of a new series from the author. Views expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect … Continue reading

02/05/2014 · 7 Comments

The Civilian and Military Nexus – Thoughts on EDA and the Transformation of Defense

by Raluca Csernatoni What are the implications of hard capability build-up in the field of defense when related to the European Union’s (EU) defense integration and how will the tension … Continue reading

30/04/2014 · Leave a comment

The EU’s Information Security: The Social versus the Technical Aspect

by Alexander Svitych The following is a guest post as a third part of a new series from the author. Views expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect … Continue reading

23/04/2014 · 1 Comment

Is the Transnistrian Frozen Conflict Next? Moldova’s Fuzzy Position between Russia and the West

by Raluca Csernatoni The corrosive influence of the existing frozen or protracted conflicts in the European Union’s (EU) Eastern Neighborhood has been made acutely obvious by the Crimean crisis, as … Continue reading

23/04/2014 · 6 Comments

The Asia-Pacific Security Complex – Rewriting the Regional Security Architecture

by Raluca Csernatoni The Asia-Pacific Region has become a vital epicenter of global economic prosperity and of strategic interest to the international security agenda. Vacillating between aspirations to construct a … Continue reading

17/04/2014 · Leave a comment


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