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Russia and the European Union’s Sanctions – A mutual penalty?

For the past decades, Russia has been facing this powerful (political) instrument the economic sanctions are. In 2014, the European Union decided to implement economic sanctions towards Russia, adopted[1] in response to the “illegal annexation of Crimea[2] and the deliberate… 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 →

Battleground: Europe

In the last few years, tensions between the East and West has been on the rise. One might think that the Cold War would be a thing of the past, yet terrifyingly, current situations show that this struggle of power… 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 →

The suspension of EU sanctions targeting Belarusian individuals and entities: A shift in strategy, but not a wise one

By Isabelle Langerak, Master’s student in International Security at Sciences Po in Paris and writer and editor for the European Student Think Tank. “The Council has suspended for four months the asset freeze and travel ban applying to 170 individuals… Continue Reading →

Greece: A Geopolitical Eurocrisis

By Marten Kooistra, President of the European Student Think Tank. After a loud ‘no’ against a proposed financial plan for Greece, European leaders find themselves behind closed doors, talking about trust and numbers in a more serious tone than ever… Continue Reading →

We need to talk about the EU and Ukraine: a little less conversation

by Rodrigo Vaz. Originally published on 2014/11/02 November 2013: Young Ukrainians went out to the streets after President Viktor Yanukovytch backed off from the EU Association Agreement and returned to the old Moscow route. Europe’s reaction: ‘please come back. This is… Continue Reading →

The Ukrainian Puzzle

by Luis Vilacha Fernandez. Originally published on 2014/05/07 After the referendum regarding Crimea’s status and its movement towards the Russian Federation, there are currently several regions with a large majority of Pro-Russian population that might follow the same path. Will… Continue Reading →

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