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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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    22September 2021
    As global warming and the need for a decarbonisation strategy have risen to the top of the EU’s agenda, fighting climate change has emerged as one of the prospective areas for cooperation with Russia. This Brief shows that despite the detrimental effects of climate change in Russia, Moscow continues to perceive the issue primarily in terms of power relations and money.
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    13September 2021
    The environmental impact of digital consumption and new technologies calls for globally sustainable data practices. This Brief argues that embracing ‘green digital diplomacy’ represents a strategic opportunity for the EU’s foreign and security policy to exercise influence in an era of geopolitical rivalry and trade tensions.
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    02September 2021
    CSDP missions and operations, including the steering bodies in Brussels, were severely affected by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. This Brief examines the impact that Covid-19 has had on the CSDP and points to some lessons which can be drawn from the experiences of dealing with the pandemic crisis so far.
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    26July 2021
    This Brief looks at how the Strategic Compass can make a tangible difference to the EU’s role as a maritime security provider.
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    13July 2021
    This Brief explores how China is actively developing and promoting an alternative, more centralised and controlled form of blockchain, as well as testing and launching its own digital currency.
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    07July 2021
    This policy Brief opens the EUISS Imagine Africa series and taps into Afrobarometer survey data to map Africans' aspirations for the next decade.
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    11June 2021
    Economic aspects of Brexit have dominated the debate but the split has also had a profound impact on the EU and UK foreign affairs. This Brief looks at the challenges and opportunities for the EU and UK in term of reputation, responsibility, resources and relevance.
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    02June 2021
    Violent extremism has become a growing threat in Africa. This new Brief analyses how Salafi-jihadism spreads across the continent and explores its potential future trajectories.
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    18May 2021
    This implementation of the peace agreement that was signed between the Colombian government and the rebel FARC movement in 2016 faces a variety of challenges. This Brief examines the current state of play and explores how the EU can support the implementation process and reconciliation efforts in the country.
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    21April 2021
    Since Islamic State lost its territory in Iraq and Syria, it has adapted its future script according to its circumstances. This Brief explores how the organisation invests in and manipulates an end-of-times narrative that exerts strong appeal for its followers, and will influence its next steps.

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