How ‘hybrid’ brought NATO and the EU together

Written by Angelica Puntel Changes in the European security environment stemming from Russia’s hybrid aggression against Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea (February-March 2014) forced the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to face the return of power politics to the… Continue Reading →

The Euro Just Turned 20!

Written by Elodie Arpa, Ambassador to Austria This year the Euro celebrates its 20th anniversary. 19 EU-member states use the Euro as their national currency, which means more than 340 million Europeans trade with it on a daily basis (a… Continue Reading →

Is Gender Justice a Mechanism For Climate justice?

Several thousand people march in the climate march at COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Photo: © Greenpeace Written by Sumudu Lankika Ginigathgala Climate change affects everyone. The European Union is home to about seven per cent of the citizens of the world,… Continue Reading →

Brexit, the Never-Ending Saga: Where to from here?

Written by Cosimo & Zoe (EST Ambassadors to the United Kingdom) The British people and EU residents in the country are living through times of unparalleled uncertainty and mayhem. After a marathon of votes in the House of Commons between… Continue Reading →

Defining Terrorism: A matter of perspective

Written by Andri Stravou “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.”  – “Darrell Trent, 1974” The phrase has been found in numerous sources and texts. Every author defined it according to his/her own perspective taking into consideration factors such as… Continue Reading →

Why Targeting the Benefits of Social Policies on the Worst-off is Not Efficient

An analysis of the European welfare states. Written by Mathis Porchez In 2017, the Gini coefficient of the European Union (28 countries) was 0,31 while the average of the Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden) was only 0,26. Building on… Continue Reading →

The Role of Non-State Actors in EU Cybersecurity Policy: Towards a Cyber-Resilient Europe Introduction (Part 1)

Written by Adriana Mara Prior to the end of the Cold War era, security and defense strategies of European countries were formulated on the assumption that adversaries consisted solely in the form of a state or of an alliance of… Continue Reading →

Defending the Information Space: Russian Disinformation and Western Responses

Written by Eric Adamson “The problem with phrasings in which the noun “war” is qualified by an adjective such as “hybrid” is that they sound like “war minus” when what they really mean is “war plus.” –Timothy Snyder, “The Road to… Continue Reading →

A step forward to the UN Ocean Decade (2021-2030); the High-Level Ocean and Climate Conference.

Written by Benedetta Mantoan Our oceans have become an important asset in how we measure the impact of climate change, as they are threatened by pollution, acidification, loss of biodiversity, decreasing fish populations and coastal erosion. While reporting on the deteriorating… Continue Reading →

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