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The EU needs a cool-headed Eastern Policy

By Reinhard Krumm / 15 March, 2021

Despite what looks like increasing tensions between the European Union and Russia, both blocs will stay neighbours for the foreseeable future. The EU should face up to this reality, work on a common policy, based on interests and norms, and set the agenda. In times of increasing global challenges, both […]

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The EU’s multilateral ambitions: the why and the how

By Nicoletta Pirozzi / 22 February, 2021

On 17 February, the High Representative Josep Borrell and the European Commission released a Joint Communication on strengthening the EU’s contribution to rules-based multilateralism: on first sight a document in the continuity of previous ones, but also one that reveals important changes in how the EU sees itself on the […]

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Strengthening the EU’s role in the UN Security Council today

By Nico Schrijver / 8 September, 2020

One of the hallmarks of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy is constructive and effective multilateralism. The United Nations serves as one of the principal platforms of EU foreign policy, including the protection of the EU’s values, fundamental interests, security, independence, and integrity. The EU’s performance, visibility and effectiveness […]

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Regional organisations and UN reform: towards Multilateralism 2.0

By Luk Van Langenhove / 8 September, 2020

Chapter VIII of the UN Charter foresees a role for regional arrangements in global governance of security, especially the peaceful settlement of disputes. The Charter though also foresees a clear hierarchy between the global and the regional levels: any enforcement action that involves a regional organisation can only be organised […]

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The European foreign policy in a hostile environment

By Rosa Balfour / 9 July, 2019

The debate on Europe’s ‘strategic autonomy’ gains traction – working with global networks to promote norms and public goods is key.

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Brexit and Trump – involuntary boosts for a common EU defence?

By Ronja Kempin / 9 July, 2019

In a difficult international context, the idea of EU strategic autonomy resurfaces – but what does it mean for security and defence?

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Foreign and security policy increasingly important in the Indian elections

By Klaus Voll / 21 March, 2019

Recent terror attacks in Kashmir have changed the electoral equation on India – and will certainly impact the upcoming elections.

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What we can do with Africa, together

By Federica Mogherini / 14 February, 2018

Africa, a land of immense potential, not as a passive recipient of policies decided elsewhere,

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PESCO: A misunderstood tool for EU integration?

By Nicoletta Pirozzi / 13 February, 2018

Permanent structured cooperation (PESCO) is a ready-made instrument for further integration in the field of defence

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Protecting Europe, Permanently? The Future of EU Defence

By Daniel Fiott / 12 December, 2017

However, will these initiatives realistically advance EU defence?

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