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Brief/The War in Ukraine and Studying the EU as a Security Actor by Hylke Dijkstra

In this new JOINT Brief, Hylke Dijkstra, Associate Professor at Maastricht University and leader of JOINT WP2, reflects on what the war in Ukraine means for the study of the EU as a security actor.

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Brief/Russia–Ukraine Talks and the Indispensable Role of the US and Europe by Riccardo Alcaro

In this new JOINT Brief, Riccardo Alcaro analyses the role of the EU and the US in the Russia-Ukraine talks, underlining that US and EU’s goals should now be: to end the war, to ensure Ukraine’s security and to stabilise the antagonism with Russia.

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Paper/A Joined-Up Union, a Stronger Europe. A Conceptual Framework to Investigate EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World by Riccardo Alcaro, Pol Bargués and Hylke Dijkstra

In this new JOINT Paper, Riccardo Alcaro (JOINT Coordinator and Research Coordinator and Head of Global Actors programme – Istituto Affari Internazionali), Pol Bargués (Research Fellow – BarcelonaCentre for International Affairs) and Hylke Dijkstra (Associate Professor – Maastricht University) build a conceptual framework to investigate EUFSP in conflicts and crises, starting from the fractious domestic […]

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Brief/The EU and the Ukraine War: Making Sense of the Rise of a “Geopolitical” Union by Riccardo Alcaro

Since the escalation in Ukraine, the EU has shown significant geopolitical power but there are limits to its transformation into a full geopolitical player. In this new JOINT Brief, Riccardo Alcaro reflects on the supposed transformation of the EU into a geopolitical actor following its response to the Ukraine war.

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Statement in support of JOINT partner National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA)

Researchers from IAI, CEPS, the Free University of Berlin, FRS, CIDOB, the University of Maastricht, GMF, ICDS, NUPI, the University of Siena, CSIS and EDAM stand in full solidarity with Ukraine amidst these testing and tragic times. Our thoughts go in particular to our consortium partner in the Horizon2020 JOINT project, the National University of […]

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Brief/Europe’s Post-Cold War Order is No More by Riccardo Alcaro

For Europe, the latest events in Ukraine are the harbinger of the end of an era. Diplomacy never runs its course. But as things stand now, the focus of the United States and Europe should be on economic retaliation and NATO deterrence and defence, argues JOINT Coordinator Riccardo Alcaro in this JOINT Brief.

Events

Roundtable/ “Post-election Libya and the European Union” organized by IPSS

On Wednesday, 23 February, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS- Addis Ababa University) will host a JOINT Roundtable to discuss extent to which the EU’s agenda for Libya is fit-for-purpose, considering the fragmented nature of Libya’s geopolitical context further highlighted by the postponement of the Libyan elections to an undefined date. Panel: Youssef […]

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Brief/The Continued Downturn of US–China Relations and Beijing’s Approach to the Ukraine Crisis by Shi Yinhong

In this JOINT Brief Shi Yinhong (Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for American Studies at Renmin University of China) explains how by emphasising the term “New” and the term “Cold War”, one can appreciate that there actually is a “New Cold War” emerging between the US and China. However, Bejing’s approach to […]

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Brief/The Return of US Leadership in Europe: Biden and the Russia Crisis by Riccardo Alcaro

To evaluate the response of the US President Biden to Russia’s threatening attitude towards Ukraine, this JOINT Brief by Riccardo Alcaro (JOINT Coordinator and Research Coordinator and Head of Global Actors – Istituto Affari Internazionali) suggests to look at the multiple levels of the response. Biden’s strategy may not be enough to prevent Russian President […]

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Brief/Biden’s Foreign Policy Casts a Long Shadow by Riccardo Alcaro

In this Brief, Riccardo Alcaro (Istituto Affari Internazionali – IAI) analyses the first year of President Biden’s foreign policy. The analysis touches upon the results on climate, democracy and Covid issues as well as the events in Afghanistan and the US approach with Iran, Russia and China.

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Brief/Laying the Groundwork for Peace in a Fragmented Libya by Jesutimilehin O. Akamo

In this JOINT Brief, Jesutimilehin O. Akamo (IPSS – Institute for Peace and Security Studies) analyses the concerns that the level of fragmentation in Libya raises about post-election conflicts and proposes an approach that stakeholders like the EU may adopt to help prevent these conflicts.

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Paper/Multi-Layered Actions? Sustaining Partnerships in the EU Integrated Approach to Conflicts and Crises by Dylan Macchiarini Crosson et al.

This JOINT Paper by Dylan Macchiarini Crosson (CEPS – Centre for European Policy Studies), Pol Bargués (CIDOB – Barcelona Centre for International Affairs), Zachary Paikin (CEPS) and Steven Blockmans (CEPS) traces the formulation of the Integrated Approach to conflicts and crises, frames conceptually its multilayered dimension, and points to how internal contestation, regional fragmentation and […]

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