Articles in this current issue: "After Lisbon: the States of the Union", "The EU and natural gas: the new security agenda", and "Obama's first year: a transformational presidency?"
In this ISSue:
The case for conflict prevention
by Álvaro de Vasconcelos
Concentrating on conflict prevention is a task well suited to the EU. Its soft power tools, used coherently and consistently, can do well to prevent global conflict and war.
The EU and the Middle East: non-stick diplomacy
by Anton La Guardia
Europe can offer to the peace talks what the US cannot: incentives for peace, rather than penalties for a lack of it. The author suggests that the EU should set out a European ‘roadmap’ for peace.
East Asia: time to step up the EU’s political presence
by Nicola Casarini
Tensions between the Koreas are threatening the EU’s economic interests: East Asia generates more than a quarter of the EU’s trade with the world. The EU should step up its political presence in the region.
"I was asked by the European Union's Institute for Security Studies to offer some thoughts on one of my former obsessions: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These appear in the current issue of the institute's quarterly newsletter. I paste the piece below."