JOINT Briefs

The Constraints on the EU Foreign and Security Policy

The development of a cohesive foreign and security policy has always been a tall order for the European Union. The difficulty in sharpening the EU’s profile as a credible international security actor is usually traced to institutional matters. A main problem is the rigidity voting procedures, whereby member states retain veto power in foreign policy […]

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Europe in a Complex and Contested World: Perspectives from the US, China, Russia and Iran

Report on the public conference on the margin of JOINT’s kick-off event As part of the kick-off event of the JOINT project, a public conference was held on 30 April 2021 as an online Zoom webinar organised by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), the coordinating institution of the JOINT consortium. The meeting was held virtually […]

JOINT Briefs

Europe’s Naval Engagement in the South China Sea

The EU’s Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific calls for a “meaningful European naval presence in the region”. What does it mean for vested parties in the South China Sea? On 19 April 2021, the Council of the European Union, which convenes the Foreign Affairs ministries from the EU’s 27 member states, reached a consensus […]


Event/JOINT Kickoff conference: Europe in a Complex and Contested World

On April 29-30 2021, the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) hosted the kick-off workshop and launch event of JOINT, a Horizon 2020 Project concerned with EU’s foreign and security policy in crisis scenarios, with the aim to fulfil the expectations towards a more joined-up and strategically autonomous Europe that can withstand the undercurrents of great power […]


Brief/Europe’s Naval Engagement in the South China Sea by JOINT Assistant Coordinator Giulio Pugliese

A JOINT Brief, written by Dr. Giulio Pugliese, has just been published.


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