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Pooling and sharing that works: the Heavy Airlift Wing at five

This Alert provides an overview of this multinational initiative which has provided many European countries with vital strategic transport capabilities.

The world’s digital future

This Alert explores its growing impact of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on internet governance.

Islamism and Islamists: a very short introduction

This Brief examines the many faces of modern Islamism. What are the main streams of political Islam? And how are they linked to both the Sunni/Shiite divide and the violence plaguing the MENA?

An EU ‘roadmap’ for security of supply

This Alert offers a preliminary sketch of what a Europe-wide security of supply regime could look like. Should it follow an emphasis on maintaining open markets or a ‘buy European’ ethos?

Staying ahead: the US and future technologies

What steps is the US taking in order to ensure that it remains technologically superior to its rivals when it comes to defence matters?

First lessons from the Ukrainian crisis

This Alert outlines some initial lessons which can already be drawn from the crisis in Ukraine and dispells certain commonly held assumptions about the origins of the current conflict.

Briefs

  • HR/VP to VP/HR: the next generation?

    This Brief assesses the new setup of the European Commission and the role of the high representative for foreign affairs and security policy and vice-president (HR/VP). What structural challenges lie ahead? And how can the Commission help facilitate the work of the HR/VP?

  • The EU in Myanmar: preventive diplomacy in action?

    If Myanmar today is on the path towards democratic transition, it is also due to the involvement of the European Union. This Brief maps the EU’s efforts to support the peace process in the country, highlighting how it is an original and efficient example of preventive diplomacy in action.

  • Islamism and Islamists: a very short introduction

    This Brief examines the many faces of modern Islamism. What are the main streams of political Islam? And how are they linked to both the Sunni/Shiite divide and the violence plaguing the Middle East and North Africa?

Publications

  • Fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia: lessons learned from the Contact Group

    This report aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the objectives, methods, critical success factors and results of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS); to capture the corporate knowledge and experience resident in the governments and organisations that have contributed to the Contact Group; and to reflect on the possible applicability of the mechanisms underpinning the (relative) success of the Contact Group to other policy domains.

  • 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.