April 2019

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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