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Raising awareness of both existing and emerging foreign and security policy challenges facing the European Union, EUISS Briefs provide key information in a concise, focused format.

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    13June 2024
    In its ambition to become a green energy and technology hub, the EU has to reckon with China’s dominance over clean tech supply chains. For the EU to achieve its goals, it must embrace emerging innovative technologies.
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    31May 2024
    To restore its credibility, particularly in its pursuit of EU and NATO membership, Kosovo needs to demonstrate full alignment with Western policies. Sustained Western diplomatic engagement with both Kosovo and Serbia is essential in the coming months to prevent the already precarious security situation from deteriorating further.
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    23May 2024
    At a time of increasing fragmentation, Europe needs stronger security and defence partnerships. We argue that the EU should forge closer ties with countries around the world on key issues of common security. But for partnerships to deliver on security and defence, they must be targeted, squarely focused on output and flexible.
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    08May 2024
    Beijing's grip on the clean tech industry makes it difficult for the EU to go green without access to Chinese supply chains. Lukas Trakimavičius explores the strategies available to the EU to reduce its dependency on China while pursuing its energy transition goals.
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    26April 2024
    Ukraine urgently needs investment in local production capacities and repair and maintenance facilities. The EU and Ukraine have a shared strategic interest in supporting the reform and development of Ukraine’s rapidly expanding defence industry.
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    11March 2024
    Myths and misconceptions often cloud conversations about green hydrogen’s role in the energy transition. A realistic approach is essential to build successful green hydrogen partnerships, starting with a firm grasp of the fundamentals of how we produce, transport and consume this fuel.
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    07March 2024
    For more than 20 years, the EU has deployed troops beyond its borders. But what has been the impact? At a time when the EU is faced with the challenge of taking on a larger role in security and defence, this Brief presents three alternatives for future EU military CSDP missions and operations.
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    05February 2024
    The recent series of military coups in the Sahel has led the EU to reassess its posture in the region. This Brief explores the challenges the EU faces in balancing strategic interests with its commitment to democratic values, and puts forward recommendations for future engagement in a region that remains critical for European security interests.
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    12January 2024
    This Brief analyses the EU’s conflict early warning and analysis system and its role in conflict prevention, and examines how it can be further strengthened to support the EU’s preventive action.
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    18December 2023
    The EU and GCC have a long-standing partnership, but it has been hampered by institutional differences, contrasting values and priorities, and conflicting interests. This Brief explores what steps need to be taken to ensure that the partnership can realise its full potential.

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