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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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.


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 […]


Brief/Four Scenarios for the Iran Nuclear Deal by Riccardo Alcaro

Iran nuclear talks resumed few days before the end of 2021. Some actors see progress, others talk about new ‘realism’. This JOINT Brief by JOINT Coordinator Riccardo Alcaro outlines four scenarios for the JCPOA.


Brief/The Italy–France Treaty is an Example of Wise Diplomacy by Riccardo Alcaro

This JOINT Brief by JOINT Coordinator Riccardo Alcaro analyses the recent Quirinale Treaty, meant to: inject stability into a deep and often unnecessarily troubled political relationship, (slightly) rebalance Europe’s balance of power and lead to greater cohesion between Italy and France in the EU


Videos/Get to know our partners

During the day of JOINT WP2 Workshop, we asked the members our JOINT partner institutions to tell us more about what they think of the project and about the research work they have been doing so far. We interviewed: Hylke Dijkstra, JOINT WP2 Leader – Maastricht University (MU) Georgana Noutcheva, Associate Professor – Maastricht University […]


Workshop/JOINT WP2 Workshop on 22 November in Brussels

On 22 November 2021, JOINT members gathered in Brussels for the first WP2 Workshop “The Context of EU Foreign and Security Policy: Internal contestation, regional fragmentation and multipolar competition.” JOINT Coordinator Riccardo Alcaro and WP2 Leader Hylke Dijkstra summarize in two videos the outcomes of the workshop as well as the objectives of the project […]


Webinar/ “Traffic Light & Quirinale: A more joined up foreign policy for the EU’s big three?” organized by CEPS

On December 13, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) organized an event alongside the JOINT project. The discussion focused on the latest Quirinale Treaty signed by Italy and France and the new German coalition government, on whether EU’s “big three” are strengthening their cooperation on foreign and security policy and on how this may […]


Conversation/Riccardo Alcaro and Pol Bargués on the JOINT project

Pol Bargués (Research Fellow, CIDOB- Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) and Riccardo Alcaro (JOINT Coordinator and Head of Research, IAI- Istituto Affari Internazionali), in the occasion of the November Roundtable organized by CIDOB, exchanged ideas about the core issues of our project: internal and external factors affecting and affected by EU foreign and security policy.


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