‘...Russia is making regular incursions into the airspace and waters of northern member states. There is no denying that Russia’s behaviour towards the EU’s eastern flank is growing ever more belligerent.’
This multi-author publication presents EUISS forecasts and perspectives on the European Union’s foreign policy strategy in the post-Lisbon Treaty context. The Report seeks to define what should be the basic guiding principles of EU foreign policy and how they should be applied in a set of priority areas.
In a historic ceremony on 7 April 2010, the Prime Ministers of Poland and Russia marked the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre during which Soviet secret police executed thousands of Polish prisoners of war and buried them in mass graves alongside victims of the Stalinist purges. The belated gesture represented an unprecedented step towards a process of reconciliation between the two nations, one that would never have begun without an acknowledgement of Soviet responsibility for the atrocity. Polish and Russian commentators were optimistic, and expectations abounded of a new era in Ru
'The Obama Moment' provides an authoritative analysis of the most topical global questions of our time: multilateralism, the economy, disarmament and climate change. Will the election of Obama facilitate enhanced transatlantic co-operation in dealing with these and other challenges?
This report follows on from the series of seminars organised in 2008 by the EUISS on the European Security Strategy. It contributes to the debate on policy options generated by the December 2008 European Council, which put forward guidelines for the implementation of the Strategy in the coming years, and looks at how to increase the consistency and coherence of EU external action.
This collaborative effort of the EUISS research team highlights what it considers to be the major political event of 2009: the election of President Barack Obama and the impact that the change in the American administration will have on the world. It covers the priority areas for US-EU cooperation of global governance, climate change, disarmament and non-proliferation, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and transatlantic relations.
Barack Obama won the election of 4 November because he communicated effectively to the Americans that he is the candidate of change. Indeed in all major respects Obama could not be more different from the outgoing and unpopular President Bush. Unlike Bush, Obama is a man of humble origins, brought up outside mainstream America: in Indonesia and Hawaii.
EUISS’s transatlantic researcher looks back at US foreign policy over the last 8 years. He argues that whether Obama or McCain wins the upcoming presidential election, there will be considerable continuity in America’s foreign policy. The paper focuses on US relations with Iraq, Iran and China, as well as touching on Europe and Russia.
Following Ireland’s ‘No’ to the Lisbon Treaty, echoing the French and Dutch voters’ rejection of the Constitutional Treaty in 2005, the EU needs to consider carefully how to win back citizens’ support and thus overcome the fears that are crippling its ability to shape world politics.
Zaborowski, who is with the Paris-based EU Institute of Security Studies (EUISS), said that as far as India is concerned, it is anxious about nuclear materials falling into the hands of terrorists. Business Standard
Kuten tutkija Marcin Zaborowski toteaa marraskuussa julkistetussa transatlanttisia suhteita kartoittavassa raportissa, EU:n ja Yhdysvaltain huippukokouksien sisältö on valokuva-annissa. Strategisia neuvotteluja niissä ei käydä. Helsingin Sanomat
In an article entitled 'EU’s Ashton seeks stronger ties with U.S.', Marcin Zaborowski, writing in the book 'The Obama Moment', is quoted: “This is an opportunity that neither the US nor the EU can afford to squander ...” Reuters Global News Journal
[newly-appointed German defence minister] Guttenberg's selection and his atlanticist credentials are also being viewed positively in Central and Eastern Europe, says Marcin Zaborowski of the EU's Institute for Security Studies. Deutsche Welle