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Countering Boko Haram

This Alert traces the history and anatomy of the terrorist group, and calls for a broader approach to tackle Boko Haram.

Afghanistan: charting a new path

With a new national unity government headed by President Ashraf Ghani in place in Kabul, this Alert looks at the prospects for the country in a changing political and security environment.

Climate change and EU security – When and how they intersect

What mitigation and adaptation efforts are governments – and militaries – adopting in order to avoid the worst effects of this global problem?

Unfinished business in the Balkans

This Alert provides an overview of the current state of play in a region which is key to the success of the EU’s foreign policy.

Briefs

  • Climate change and EU security – When and how they intersect

    This Brief explores potential security challenges linked to climate change. What mitigation and adaptation efforts are governments – and militaries – adopting in order to avoid the worst effects of this global problem?

  • Trading with Moscow: the law, the politics and the economics

    This Brief takes a closer look at Russia’s claims that it stands to lose so much as a result of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. What are the economic realities? And why is greater attention not being paid to the impacts of the Moscow-backed Eurasian Economic Union?

  • HR/VP to VP/HR? the next generation

    This Brief assesses the new setup of the European Commission and the role of the high representative for foreign affairs and security policy and vice-president (HR/VP). What structural challenges lie ahead? And how can the Commission help facilitate the work of the HR/VP?

Publications

  • Fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia: lessons learned from the Contact Group

    This report aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the objectives, methods, critical success factors and results of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS); to capture the corporate knowledge and experience resident in the governments and organisations that have contributed to the Contact Group; and to reflect on the possible applicability of the mechanisms underpinning the (relative) success of the Contact Group to other policy domains.

  • European Security and Defence #CSDPbasics

    This leaflet, produced for the occasion of the EUISS annual conference 2014, goes back to basics on the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Infographics and illustrations, as well as a glossary of terms and relevant actors, present facts and figures about European security – in an easily accessible manner.

  • 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.