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Chaillot Papers

Chaillot Papers are the Institute's flagship publications. Written by external experts as well as the Institute’s Senior Analysts, and based on collective work or individual research, they deal with all subjects of current relevance to the Union’s security.

  • The five West African countries that constitute the Mano River Basin have attracted significant international and regional attention and preoccupation over the last fifteen years. Over the years, a series of agreements has established trade and development aid partnership links between the European Union and the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) group of states.

  • With its booming economy, China is emerging as the key player in Asia-Pacific and possibly as the world’s next superpower.

  • Les attentats du 11 septembre 2001 ont démontré de façon spectaculaire que les principaux défis de sécurité posés à l’Amérique ne venaient pas des rivalités de puissance traditionnelles mais plutôt des zones grises, en mal de souveraineté, des Etats faillis ou mal gouvernés dont s’emparent les extrémistes. L’enjeu n’est donc plus d’agir sur les relations entre Etats mais sur les Etats eux-mêmes, afin qu’ils cessent de générer du terrorisme, de la prolifération, des génocides, des guerres civiles, etc. Après le concept de « guerre globale contre la terreur », le président George W. Bush a mis en avant son « agenda de la liberté » visant à promouvoir la démocratie comme réponse aux défis de sécurité du monde, en particulier au Moyen-Orient.

  • In its 2003 strategy against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the EU underscores that it is ‘committed to the multilateral treaty system’ – considering it the legal and normative stepping stone for all non-proliferation efforts.

  • Turkey's foreign policy in turbulent times

    01 September 2006

    by Kemal Kirisci

    Today, Turkey is caught between two sets of challenges. The first set includes the typical conventional challenges that relate to national security, territorial integrity and political stability. The second set of challenges has to do with maintaining the pace of political reform...