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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.

  • This Brief seeks to improve the understanding of the relation between (cripplingly) expensive capabilities and complex security challenges. What are the true effects of cost escalation of weapon systems? And is European defence suffering as a result?

  • EU sanctions in context: three types

    17 juillet 2015

    Clara Portela, Thomas Biersteker

    This Brief provides an overview of EU sanctions practices. Considering the combined and interactive effects of co-existing sanctions regimes, it also examines the implications of sanctions measures, often closely interlinked with UN practice, for the EU as a multilateral actor.

  • Rising powers can play a pivotal role in enhancing the multilateral sanctions regime against Iran. But their readiness to support the endeavours of the major sanctioning actors is not a given.

  • India and the EU: what opportunities for defence cooperation?

    09 juillet 2015

    Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron

    Since Modi took office last year, India has embarked on a number of measures to encourage the development of the country’s economy and the streamlining of its indigenous defence capabilities. Is there a role for the EU in this process?

  • The sanctions against North Korea have been costly and technically difficult to implement. And since Pyongyang deems its nuclear programme to be essential for its national security (and therefore non-negotiable), their effectiveness in terms of non-proliferation has been limited.