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EST Visit to the European Commission

The EST visited the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on March 20th. Our group of students had the opportunity to meet Mark Corner, member of the Directorate-General for Communication. They learnt more about the role of the Commission as the… Continue Reading →

A Twenty-Seven Nation Army? Discussing the Likelihood of a Common Army for the European Union

A Twenty-Seven Nation Army? Discussing the Likelihood of a Common Army for the European Union The EU foreign ministers convened on March 6, 2017 in Brussels to create a legal framework for the EU Military Planning and Conduct Capabilities, a quasi military… Continue Reading →

Russia and the West in Syria: A question of global hegemony?

As 2016 came to an end, the immense cruelty of the Syrian Civil War once again revealed itself to the public. The bombings of Aleppo have shown the world how fragile the international system can be, when national power interests… Continue Reading →

A Major Step Forward in European Defence Integration

    This article is a part of research activities of the EU Foreign Policy Research Group Due to Europe’s deteriorating security situation, there is a pressing need to do more in terms of cooperation and coordination among the EU… Continue Reading →

EU FOREIGN POLICY: A NORMATIVE POWER IN THE AGE OF REALISM

    This article is a part of research activities of the EU Foreign Policy Research Group. The European Union is unlike any other entity, a ‘trendsetter’ in the areas of economy, domestic politics and international affairs. Functioning as a… Continue Reading →

EU Foreign Policy Overview-Summary

  Dear Readers, In the past year the world, and the EU in particular, has faced numerous developments that appear a major surprise to many people. BREXIT, the victory of Donald Trump in the US elections, increased Russian influence in… Continue Reading →

By our English Ambassador: ‘Are we the bad guys?’

  We in the UK see ourselves as world leaders and as a benevolent force in the world: a member of the G7, G20 and much more, with ‘special relationships’ between us and many other countries, financially successful but also… Continue Reading →

Geopolitics Behind Aylan Kurdi’s Death

Will the US-Russia ceasefire deal make a difference? By Olga Papadopoulou, holder of a MSc. in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Olga recently finished her Ph.D. thesis in “labour market inequalities” in the department of Geography from University of… Continue Reading →

A Liberal and Realist Perspective of China’s rise

By Edmund Balogun. Edmund is a graduate of The City University of New York: City College has a keen interest in foreign policy and international relations, and is well-versed in research, & data analysis. He has been published several times and… Continue Reading →

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