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As part of its mission to find a common security culture for the EU, to help develop and project the CFSP, and to enrich Europe’s strategic debate, the Institute regularly releases publications on the topics and regions at the core of the Union's work.

The Institute’s flagship publication is its series of Chaillot Papers, which are based on focused, in-depth research. The EUISS also publishes a Yearbook (YES), Reports, and shorter Briefs.

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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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    28April 2021
    Bridging nuclear divides

    Our new Chaillot Paper highlights the key role the EU can play in building the intellectual groundwork for the emergence of a new arms control treaty system to replace those agreements which are currently being abandoned.

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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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    15April 2021
    This Brief outlines the major space threats and makes concrete suggestions on how space can support the EU's Strategic Compass.
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    08April 2021
    This Brief analyses to what extent the Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement of November 2020 has created the basis for a lasting settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh. The deployment of Russian troops in the region may lead to a new ‘freezing’ of the conflict resolution process, instead of politically resolving the conflict itself.
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    06April 2021
    How to cooperate with collusive states?

    This paper tackles one of the wickedest of questions: how should the EU cooperate with partner governments which collude with criminals?

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    31March 2021
    The third in our series of Briefs on this theme looks at the role of foresight in policymaking in the United States.
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    30March 2021
    This Brief examines the oil-conflict nexus and analyses the effects of the recent pandemic-induced oil price shock on three vulnerable, conflict-affected countries.