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CSDP’s new partners: East Asia

What are the implications of the Union’s recent formalisation of security cooperation with South Korea?

The Arab summer: searing heat, soaring violence?

ollowing a particularly bloody summer, this Alert explores the potential existence of a causal link between rising temperatures and aggressive behaviour in the Arab world.

The Ebola outbreak: local and global containment

This Brief provides an assessment of the impacts of the Ebola virus following its rapid expansion across West Africa. Can the international community now orchestrate a coordinated response to contain its spread?

Mare Europaeum? Tackling Mediterranean migration

With the EU taking over Italy’s Mare Nostrum operation, this Brief assesses the prospects for Operation Triton, the Union’s most ambitious border mission to date.

Briefs

  • The Ebola outbreak: local and global containment

    This Brief provides an assessment of the impacts of the Ebola virus following its rapid expansion across West Africa. But what is the likelihood of the epidemic becoming a threat of global concern? Can the international community now orchestrate a coordinated response to contain its spread?

  • Mare Europaeum? Tackling Mediterranean migration

    The EU is taking over Italy’s Mare Nostrum operation, after the arrival of 108,000 irregular migrants in Italian waters. This Brief assesses the prospects for Operation Triton, the Union’s most ambitious border mission to date.

  • Arab transitions: late departure, destination unknown

    How do states transit to democracy, and why does it seem such a difficult endeavour in the Arab world? This brief explains the conditions required for democratic transitions to succeed, and highlights the many pitfalls that cause states to revert to authoritarianism.

Publications

  • European Security and Defence #CSDPbasics

    This leaflet, produced for the occasion of the EUISS annual conference 2014, goes back to basics on the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Infographics and illustrations, as well as a glossary of terms and relevant actors, present facts and figures about European security – in an easily accessible manner.

  • Eurasian Union: the real, the imaginary and the likely

    This Chaillot Paper examines Russia’s Eurasian project. Is this a new twenty-first century version of the Soviet Union? Does the project make economic sense, or is it simply a ploy by Putin to restore Russia’s great power status? It also looks at how the crisis in Ukraine will affect Moscow’s plans, as well as how the EU could interact with this potential rival.

  • Strategy matters – EU key documents

    This compendium offers the busy expert on the go a limited selection of the main types of ‘strategic’ documents released by the EU in order to highlight the developments that have occurred in this domain over the past few years.