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Pooling and sharing that works: the Heavy Airlift Wing at five

This Alert provides an overview of this multinational initiative which has provided many European countries with vital strategic transport capabilities.

The world’s digital future

This Alert explores its growing impact of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on internet governance.

Islamism and Islamists: a very short introduction

This Brief examines the many faces of modern Islamism. What are the main streams of political Islam? And how are they linked to both the Sunni/Shiite divide and the violence plaguing the MENA?

An EU ‘roadmap’ for security of supply

This Alert offers a preliminary sketch of what a Europe-wide security of supply regime could look like. Should it follow an emphasis on maintaining open markets or a ‘buy European’ ethos?

Staying ahead: the US and future technologies

What steps is the US taking in order to ensure that it remains technologically superior to its rivals when it comes to defence matters?

First lessons from the Ukrainian crisis

This Alert outlines some initial lessons which can already be drawn from the crisis in Ukraine and dispells certain commonly held assumptions about the origins of the current conflict.

Briefs

  • Islamism and Islamists: a very short introduction

    This Brief examines the many faces of modern Islamism. What are the main streams of political Islam? And how are they linked to both the Sunni/Shiite divide and the violence plaguing the Middle East and North Africa?

  • In groups we trust – Implementing Article 44 of the Lisbon Treaty

    This Brief explores the hitherto unimplemented provision of the Lisbon Treaty. What procedures would allow for an Article 44 operation to take place? And what can be done to assuage any concerns associated with the use of the Article?

  • 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?

Publications

  • 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.

  • 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.