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Publications

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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    01October 2004

    The countries of the Western Balkans are moving on: from postwar reconstruction and stabilisation to consolidating democratic states, implementing economic reform, and preparing for EU accession. The EU has confirmed that ‘The future of the Balkans is within the European Union’, and all the states of the region now share that vision. Much can be learned from the Central and East European experiences of transition and integration, and the EU itself is better prepared than it was in the early 1990s.

  • 01October 2004

    The terrorist attacks in Madrid on 11 March 2004 provided a grim reminder of the threats facing Europe. They reinforced the EU Security Strategy's assertion that `internal and external aspect of security are indissolubly linked'. The attacks also underscored the need for Europe to reinforce its internal security.

  • 22September 2004

    Todo el mundo está de acuerdo en que hay que reformar el Consejo de Seguridad, pero es difícil encontrar dos países que piensen lo mismo sobre su reforma. En 1945, justo al final de la segunda guerra mundial, la conferencia de San Francisco decidió crear un Consejo con competencias inéditas en la historia: mantener la paz, incluso a través de medidas coercitivas contra los Estados.

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    01September 2004

    Since the end of the Cold War, the armaments sector in the Visegrad countries has gone through an important downsizing process. Shrinking home markets and the disruption of the Warsaw Pact cooperation mechanisms have put defence industries in the region under enormous pressure.

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    01August 2004

    What are the ambitions of the Union in security and defence matters? What has been accomplished in the last five years? What are the different sensitivities of the 25 member states regarding the future of European defence? How should relations be developed with NATO and the United States? The reader will find here the most exhaustive critical assessment possible of the assets and achievements of the Union during the course of the first five years of ESDP (1999-2004).

  • 01July 2004

    While various summits in June have introduced several plans to promote political reform and cooperation in the `broader' Middle East, none of them is likely to change the desperate situation of that region. They amount to giving aspirin and applying small plasters to someone who has suffered from a heart attack. The Middle East's afflictions are so complex and serious that they need another kind of treatment

  • 01July 2004

    Among the clouds of abstention, apathy and doubts about the European integration project, the area of security and defence has seen indisputable progress in the last couple of years. The year 2003 witnessed a European Security Strategy document was endorsed last December. All of this would have been unthinkable just five years ago. Yet, the capabilities aspect of ESDP is still lagging behind.

  • 01July 2004

    Ora che il polverone della conferma a José Manuel Durao Barroso si è posato, vale forse la pena soffermarsi un attimo su quanto è accaduto. L'esito del voto a Strasburgo non è stato certo un successo per il nuovo Presidente della Commissione, nonostante abbia raccolto qualche decina di voti in più rispetto a quelli previsti o annunciati: 413 Sì contro 251 No e 44 astenuti non rappresentano certo un mandato pieno e indiscusso, un'apertura di credito senza riserve.

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    01July 2004

    L'Europe a donc un Traité constitutionnel. Les 25 chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement ont finalement accompli cette prouesse de s’entendre – même au rabais – sur ce qui les divise le plus : la répartition des pouvoirs au sein de l’ensemble européen. Mais l’Europe n’a pas d’électeurs : les taux records d’abstention aux élections européennes du 13 juin jettent donc sur cette victoire diplomatique une ombre tout aussi indéniable.

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    01July 2004

    The Sarin attacks carried out by the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo in Matsumoto and Tokyo highlighted the threat posed by non-state actors equipped with non-conventional weapons. Although the number of casualties was limited, the attack signalled a cause for concern.

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