JOINT Papers

Public Opinion and the European Foreign and Security Policy: Is there a Risk of Politicisation?

This paper explores the current state of contention in the European Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the conditions that could lead to its politicisation. We start from the question about why there has been so little progress in foreign and defence policy integration despite the widespread support for it from both the public […]

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Brief/ Iran’s Retaliatory Attack on Israel Puts the Middle East on the Brink by Riccardo Alcaro

While the full consequences of Iran’s attacks against Israel are still unfolding, in this JOINT Brief, Riccardo Alcaro (JOINT Project Coordinator & Head of Research, Istituto Affari Internazionali) draws some preliminary reflections on whether Iran has gained something or the attack has been strategic setback. Israel claims to have intercepted the vast majority of the […]

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Brief/ Rhetorical Confrontation Is No Substitute for the EU’s Iran Policy by Riccardo Alcaro

The EU’s Iran policy has been in a bind since any hope for reactivating the 2015 nuclear deal dissipated. The EU is unable to articulate its rhetorical confrontation with Iran into policies that actually help pursue its composite set of interests with regard to Iran, which now extend beyond nuclear proliferation and Middle Eastern stability […]

JOINT Briefs

Iran’s Retaliatory Attack on Israel Puts the Middle East on the Brink

A few days after Iran’s attack on Israel, it is too early for an overall assessment of the consequences. It is possible, though, to draw some preliminary reflections. Has Iran gained something, or has the attack rather been a strategic setback? And is there a way out? The attack is the culmination of a months-long […]

Events

Event/ EU and Ukraine in the Multipolar and Turbulent World: Challenges for Global Security

The ongoing open warfare in Europe, conflicts in the Middle East and growing tensions in different regions all over the world threaten the international security order and the system of international law. In the Public Event organised by School for Policy Analysis – National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, in the framework of the JOINT project, we […]

JOINT Briefs

Rhetorical Confrontation Is No Substitute for the EU’s Iran Policy

The EU’s Iran policy has been in a bind since, in rapid succession, in late summer 2022 any hope for reactivating the 2015 nuclear deal or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) dissipated, the Iranian government violently cracked down on protesters’ demanding greater freedoms and women’s rights, and Russia started using Iranian drones to hit […]

Events

Webinar/ Re-imagining EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World

On 5 April 2024, from 5:00 to 6:15 PM CEST, The International Spectator, Istituto Affari Internazionali’s peer-reviewed journal, presents its latest special issue (March 2024) “Re-imagining EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World,” based on JOINT project’s case study research. The webinar aims to offer selected speakers and the public a […]

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Brief/ A Decade of Deadlock. The EU’s Shipwreck on Palestine Embodies the EU’s Blockade Problem by Kristina Kausch

EU decision-making on the Middle East peace process has been paralyzed for a decade, making it the poster child for broader foreign policy pathologies. The weak, erratic European response to Hamas’ October 7, 2023 attack on Israel and the latter’s retaliation in Gaza was the natural consequence of a long-standing stalemate. The Israel/Palestine file has […]

JOINT Briefs

A Decade of Deadlock. The EU’s Shipwreck on Palestine Embodies the EU’s Blockade Problem

The weak, erratic European response to Hamas’ 7 October 2023 attack on Israel and the latter’s retaliation in Gaza was the natural continuation of a long-standing pathology. For a decade before Hamas’ attacks, EU foreign and security policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had been at a stalemate. The Israel/Palestine file has displayed in a particularly […]

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Videos/ Strengthening EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World

The video playlist “Strengthening EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World” contains videos with main takeaways and policy recommendations drawn from JOINT project’s analysis and reports on 9 case studies, aimed at studying on how domestic and systemic factors constrain the ability of the EU and its member states to agree […]

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The International Spectator Special Issue on EU Foreign and Security Policy. Guest Editors: Riccardo Alcaro and Hylke Dijkstra

The peer-reviewed journal The International Spectator has published the Special Issue “Re-imagining EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World” based on JOINT project’s research. Open Access articles:

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