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  • The EU as a terrorist target: why, where, and how

    The complex nature of the EU means that the terrorist-related threats it is exposed to are not easily identifiable. In light of the Brussels attacks, this Brief seeks to define the risk profile of the EU in Europe in beyond.

  • Water and insecurity in the Levant

    In the arid region of the Levant, water is a growing driver of instability and conflict. This Brief examines the role water plays in local and regional instability, its place in international aid in the past and present, and ways in which the matter may be addressed in the future.

  • Countering violent extremism: the Horn of Africa

    Countering violent extremism (CVE) is a fledging approach to combatting radicalisation in the Horn of Africa. But in spite of encouraging progress, CVE remains a tall order as programme implementation continues to be regionally fragmented and largely underfunded.

  • EUISS Yearbook of European Security 2016

    The EUISS Yearbook of European Security (YES) 2016 is the Institute’s annual publication compiling key documents and data related to the EU’s external action for the year 2015. YES is an indispensable publication that aims to inform experts, academics, practitioners and, more generally, all those wishing to know more about the EU and security-related matters through the showcasing of crucial facts and figures.

  • Understanding African armies

    This Report, which focuses on key features of African armed forces, serves as an introductory guide to those interested not only in the military institutions themselves, but also the context in which European CSDP operations in Africa are deployed.

  • Tourism, terrorism and migration

    As certain Western policies backfire, and revisionist economies like Russia and China flex their muscles, this Brief shows how migration, tourism and terrorism are growing in profile, as well as blurring.

  • Towards an EU global strategy – Consulting the experts

    The EUISS asked 50 well-known analysts and commentators to give their opinion on the priorities that the forthcoming EU Global Strategy should address and how. The resulting contributions are collectively reproduced in this volume and offer a rich selection of independent views intended to nurture the drafting of the strategy.

  • Envisioning European defence – Five futures

    This Chaillot Paper – a collective endeavour on which the five authors have collaborated – outlines five possible future scenarios for European defence. The aim is to develop plausible and coherent descriptions of what European defence might look like a decade or two from now in order to point out the choices and decisions that need to be made today.

  • Transatlantic counter-terrorism cooperation

    Recent terrorist attacks in Europe have strengthened transatlantic counter-terrorism cooperation after trust was shaken by the 2013 revelations by Edward Snowden about American surveillance activities. New initiatives seek to address European data protection concerns while deepening collaboration at the EU-level, primarily through Europol.

  • Tackling the challenges of SSR

    While the EU is drafting a new strategic framework for Security Sector Reform (SSR), this Alert examines the main challenges that the EU faces in this field.

  • Russian futures: horizon 2025

    This Report is the outcome of an EUISS Task Force that convened throughout the autumn and winter of 2015 to develop scenarios for Russia’s future. The publication is divided into two parts: one dedicated to the domestic arena – focusing on the economic, military and political dimensions, and the other dealing with future Russian relations with the US, the Middle East, China, the post-Soviet space and the EU.

  • Jolyon Howorth & Vivien Schmidt – Visiting Professor of Political Science, Yale University and Professor of International Relations, Boston University

    ‘Europeans must finally emerge as the architects and guarantors of their own regional security.’

  • Heather Grabbe – Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute

    ‘Short-term deals may be necessary in the current crisis, but we should not lower the ambition for long-term change in our neighbourhood and beyond.’

  • Anne-Marie Le Gloannec – Senior Research Fellow, Sciences Po

    ‘Instead of being facilitated, the decisionmaking process in the EU is blocked: European and national civil servants cannot take political decisions and rely upon technocratic approaches.’