Blogging on Issues of International and European Security

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

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: 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

Politico-military dynamics of European crisis response

by Nic Watkins Politico-military dynamics of European crisis response was the topic of conversation as Dr Alexander Mattelaer launched his new book (of the same name) at the Institute for European … Continue reading

09/10/2013 · 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

Syria: what impact for the Region and Partners?

by Elena Marda The events in Brussels about the Syrian conflict are numerous. The event organised by the German Marshall Fund of the United States  consisted in a discussion between … Continue reading

25/06/2013 · 2 Comments

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

A more coherent EU ‘Peace Policy’?

by Myrto Hatzigeorgopoulos On 6 June 2013, ISIS Europe attended the experts’ workshop on ‘A More Coherent EU “Peace Policy”?’, organised by the Brussels office of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. … Continue reading

07/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Time for CSDP to become pragmatic?

by Myrto Hatzigeorgopoulos What can one expect from the December 2013 European Council on Defence? What importance will be given to the discussions on the future development of the Common … Continue reading

31/05/2013 · 1 Comment

Follow-up on Spinelli Debate on Arab Spring: Is Europe present, but slow?

by Elena Marda The Spinelli Debate in the EP last Thursday was the success that every communication assistant dreams of. Plenty of attendants, valuable speakers, great discussion. On my way … Continue reading

15/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Benelux Defence Cooperation: Evolution or Revolution?

by Lorène-Fara Andrianarijaona On 18 April 2012, the Ministries of Defence of the three Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) signed the Benelux Declaration[1] on cooperation in the field of defense. … Continue reading

10/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Europe in position to help contain spillover of Syrian conflict into neighbouring Lebanon

by Evita Mouawad Sporadic violence and rising sectarian tension Last week’s bomb incident in Beirut, which resulted in the death of the head of the Intelligence Branch of the Internal … Continue reading

26/10/2012 · 3 Comments


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