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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 →

EU Army – Pipe Dream

Written by Bruno Castro, EST Ambassador to Portugal In the last few weeks, the creation of a European Army was back on the international agenda. After Macron, it was Merkel´s turn to publicly endorse the French President´s idea. However, either… Continue Reading →

European Army

Written by Roger Chamma It is true that the army as a concept is a timeless mechanism of defense, Its function and value is of particular concern to sociologists and political scientists. From city-states to empires and the formation of… 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 →

Sparring Partners: Turkey in Europe – Challenges to Democracy and Security?

By Alexis Chalopin, Student in European Studies (Sciences Po & London School of Economics).     ‘The European Union needs Turkey more than Turkey needs the European Union’ – Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey   Backpedaling on the road to… Continue Reading →

Warsaw NATO Summit: Polish perspective

By Kinga Jaromin, Polish Ambassador to the EST. NATO Summit, held on the 8-9 of July in Warsaw was an event of great importance not only for the alliance itself, but also for countries from the so called Eastern Flank,… Continue Reading →

Free Trade Agreements – A brief history

By Sebastian Keil. Sebastian will begin a program in International Studies at the University of Leiden in September. Free trade is a term that appeals to the human mind because it creates the image of a flourishing economy. (1) Trade… Continue Reading →

NATO and the EU – Rivalry or Friendship?

Originally published on 2014/02/17 Security challenges are becoming increasingly complex and interdependent, requiring collective efforts and a comprehensive approach from western powers. Both the NATO and the EU acknowledge the importance of collective action and have attempted to work more… Continue Reading →

Will the Lithuanian foreign policy change after the parliamentary elections?

By Edvardas Pocius. Originally published on 2012/09/30 A bit more than three weeks left until the parliamentary elections in Lithuania (28 October). 17 political parties and a four-party coalition will compete to form future government. Lithuania once again gets a… Continue Reading →

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