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ISSUE Briefs

Afin de sensibiliser aux défis actuels et émergeants de la politique étrangère et de sécurité auxquels l’Union européenne fait face, les ISSUE Briefs fournissent des informations clefs dans un format concis et ciblé.

  • With state-sponsored operations against EU members and institutions increasing, what is the Union doing to counter these threats? And how do sanctions fit into the EU’s Cyber Diplomacy Toolbox?

  • After numerous intentionally wrongful acts, the EU’s leadership in promoting ‘an open, free, stable and secure cyberspace’ is now more critical than ever before. Does current international law apply to cyberspace and cybercrime? Or is a new cyber convention needed?

  • This Brief presents an overview of the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL Afghanistan) – analysing the difficulties and challenges that the Mission faced from the time it was launched in 2007 until its closure in 2016. The Brief also identifies several ‘lessons learned’ that could be of benefit to future missions of this type.

  • The peace process in Mali has been deteriorating into a situation of sustained instability and protracted conflict. How has this affected the spread of jihadists throughout the Sahel?

  • Balkan foreign fighters: from Syria to Ukraine

    16 June 2017

    Jelena Beslin, Marija Ignjatijevic

    This Brief focuses on the phenomenon of foreign fighters originating from the Western Balkans, and how countries in the region apply double standards in this regard, categorising Islamist foreign fighters as terrorists, whereas right-wing nationalist combatants who have fought in Ukraine are regarded as a secondary concern.