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What if ... Conceivable crises

This Report presents a number of grey swan scenarios which are designed to help decision-makers think about possible responses to crises and how they can be prevented.

After the EU Global Strategy – Building resilience

As the EUGS approaches its first anniversary, this volume seeks to shed more light on the different definitions of the concept and how these may be applied in specific functional and geographic areas.

Cyber security woes: WannaCry?

Cyber history provides many examples of crises that should make users, governments and businesses take immediate action. But all stakeholders have been slow (or unwilling) to learn the lessons of the past.

Towards San Salvador: where Europe meets Latin America

This Brief takes a look at the state of play in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the run-up to the bi-regional EU-CELAC summit in El Salvador in October.

MPCC: towards an EU military command?

This Brief looks at the new ‘military planning and conduct capability’ (MPCC) structure. How did this come into existence? And what does it mean for the EU in terms of command structure?

The CARD on the EU defence table

This Alert looks at the coordinated annual review on defence (‘CARD’) announced at the end of 2016. How could CARD change the way defence cooperation operates in Europe?

The EU and the world: players and policies post-Lisbon

This book is intended to offer interested readers a portrait of how the European Union conducts diplomacy – as well as defence, development and other related policies.

Briefs

  • The EU Cyber Diplomacy Toolbox: towards a cyber sanctions regime?

    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?

  • A Wild Wild Web? Law, norms, crime and politics in cyberspace

    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?

  • EUPOL Afghanistan 2007/16: Mission Impossible?

    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.

Publications

  • Chinese futures: horizon 2025

    This Report - the outcome of a dedicated EUISS Task Force - seeks to decipher what kind of global actor we can expect China to be, given its growing international profile and ambitions. What do current trends indicate regarding the direction of its future foreign and security policy in Asia and beyond? And how can Europe engage with its Chinese partner while securing its own position and interests?

  • What if ... Conceivable crises: unpredictable in 2017, unmanageable in 2020?

    This Report presents a number of grey swan scenarios which are designed to help decision-makers think about possible responses to crises and how they can be prevented. They cover a wide variety of geographical and operational situations while never explicitly calling into question specific EU actions or policies – only general EU principles and interests.

  • Prevention better than cure:the EU’s quiet diplomacy in Asia

    This Report, which draws on the main presentations made during the 2016 CSCAP EU Committee meeting devoted to this topic, examines the role of the EU as a preventive diplomacy actor and explores how in pursuing this strategy it can contribute positively to security in the Indo-Pacific region.