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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.

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?

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.

The three effects of dual-use: firms, capabilities, and governance

This Brief examines the increasing importance of dual-use technologies and their impact on the structure of defence firms in Europe.

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

  • 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.

  • Exit strategies: what's in a name?

    This Brief takes a look at the discussions surrounding ‘exit strategies’ of EU CSDP missions. However defined, work on exit strategies may begin with CSDP – but eventually draws on, and takes to task, all other connected components of EU foreign policy.

  • Article 346 and the qualified application of EU law to defence

    EU member states have long avoided applying EU law to defence by extensively relying – implicitly or explicitly – on Article 346. Using recent case law, this Brief shows how this is now becoming increasingly difficult.

Publikationen

  • 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.

  • Crisis rooms – Towards a global network?

    In recent years, the EU’s crisis management policy has gradually broadened in range and scope, as it seeks to adapt its response mechanisms to the increasingly complex crises facing the world today. This book brings together key elements from an international conference devoted to challenges and opportunities for cooperation between crisis rooms that was organised by the European External Action Service in December 2013.

  • Defence matters – EU key documents 2013

    An essential point of reference for all those who work in the field of CSDP, this compendium collects the official documents generated by all EU institutional actors in preparation of the ‘defence summit’ of 19/20 December 2013 and the Conclusions adopted by the EU heads of state and government at the end of the process.