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The Arab summer: searing heat, soaring violence?

ollowing a particularly bloody summer, this Alert explores the potential existence of a causal link between rising temperatures and aggressive behaviour in the Arab world.

Mare Europaeum? Tackling Mediterranean migration

With the EU taking over Italy’s Mare Nostrum operation, this Brief assesses the prospects for Operation Triton, the Union’s most ambitious border mission to date.

On Juncker’s list: improving EU external action

This Alert by the EUISS Director outlines how a more fitting internal modus operandi for the Commission could be established, in particular with regard to foreign policy matters.

Après Srebrenica : la réforme du maintien de la paix

Le Conseil de sécurité a tenu en juin dernier un débat sur le maintien de la paix. Cet Alert replace ces développements dans le contexte élargi de l’après-Srebrenica.

Ukraine’s impact on Russia

This Alert demonstrates how, despite the domestic boost for Russia’s president, the destabilising of country on its doorstep hardly counts as a Russian victory.

Briefs

  • The Ebola outbreak: local and global containment

    This Brief provides an assessment of the impacts of the Ebola virus following its rapid expansion across West Africa. But what is the likelihood of the epidemic becoming a threat of global concern? Can the international community now orchestrate a coordinated response to contain its spread?

  • Mare Europaeum? Tackling Mediterranean migration

    The EU is taking over Italy’s Mare Nostrum operation, after the arrival of 108,000 irregular migrants in Italian waters. This Brief assesses the prospects for Operation Triton, the Union’s most ambitious border mission to date.

  • Arab transitions: late departure, destination unknown

    How do states transit to democracy, and why does it seem such a difficult endeavour in the Arab world? This brief explains the conditions required for democratic transitions to succeed, and highlights the many pitfalls that cause states to revert to authoritarianism.

Publications

  • Eurasian Union: the real, the imaginary and the likely

    This Chaillot Paper examines Russia’s Eurasian project. Is this a new twenty-first century version of the Soviet Union? Does the project make economic sense, or is it simply a ploy by Putin to restore Russia’s great power status? It also looks at how the crisis in Ukraine will affect Moscow’s plans, as well as how the EU could interact with this potential rival.

  • Strategy matters – EU key documents

    This compendium offers the busy expert on the go a limited selection of the main types of ‘strategic’ documents released by the EU in order to highlight the developments that have occurred in this domain over the past few years.

  • Re-mapping the Sahel: transnational security challenges and international responses

    This report is based upon the research activities and seminars conducted by the EUISS within the framework of its Sahel Task Force between September 2013 and April 2014, focusing on the security situation in the Sahel region. It explores in further depth some of the key issues discussed: terrorism (including the threat posed by jihadist and Islamist militant groups) and other forms of organised crime in the region, the link between security and development challenges, as well as efforts to increase regional cooperation to tackle the complexity of the challenges in the Sahel.