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Defence: solidarity, trust and threat perception

What could be done to assure European allies, especially in the east, about the transatlantic alliance’s ironclad guarantee to defend them?

COP21 en route to Paris: the state of play

With the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) on climate fast approaching, hopes for finally clinching a robust global climate deal are running high.

Counterinsurgency: not an Arab specialty

When it comes to counterinsurgencies, violence merely begets violence. So what is needed to successfully tackle insurgents? And why is it that Arab governments and militaries have such a poor track record in this domain?

Stranded at sea: the Rohingya

Much like the EU, several ASEAN countries are now facing a migrant boat crisis. But attitudes towards the issue differ markedly. What are the obstacles to addressing the suffering of the Rohingya at a regional level?

Briefs

  • The bear and the beaver: Russia and European energy security

    While lowering Europe’s dependence on Russian gas is a long-term endeavour, a recent series of events have introduced new dynamics to the EU-Russia energy relationship. This Brief evaluates the impact of Europe’s efforts, and shows how it has successfully reduced Moscow’s leverage.

  • Moldova’s star: shining or falling?

    Moldova is in the middle of a debate over whether it is the falling star of the Eastern Partnership or if it can still regain some of its shine. Its politics is messy and corruption is high. Yet, its progress over the last few years has been rather impressive. Now the task is to consolidate achievements, while dealing with its failures.

  • Counterinsurgency: not an Arab specialty

    When it comes to counterinsurgencies, violence merely begets violence. So what exactly is needed to successfully tackle insurgents? And why is it that Arab governments and militaries have such a poor track record in this domain?

Publications

  • Arctic security matters

    The Arctic region is currently undergoing major and rapid transformation, both environmentally and economically. This report, the outcome of a EUISS Task Force, examines how these changes carry significant political implications, and highlights the new security challenges that are emerging in the region.

  • Women & Armed Conflicts and the issue of Sexual Violence

    This report derives from a colloquium on the theme of ‘Women & War’ organised jointly by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) which took place on 30 September 2014 in Brussels. The proceedings of this colloquium have been written by the speakers or by the Delegation of the ICRC in Brussels on the basis of audio recordings of the event.

  • CSDP in action – What contribution to international security?

    This Chaillot Paper looks at CSDP operations and missions, and explores how they fit into the broader crisis management environment and multilateral efforts towards international peace. It highlights the inherent constraints facing CSDP and how these inevitably limit its overall impact or degree of success. The paper also examines the EU’s added value and the extent to which CSDP is moving forward at various levels, in a process that shows increasing professionalisation in ‘running’ CSDP operations.