Brief/Afghanistan, AUKUS and European Strategic Autonomy by Pol Morillas

A new JOINT Brief by Pol Morillas, Director of CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs), on the debate on EU’s strategic autonomy, reinvigorated by the latest events in international defence and security. The withdrawal of Western troops from Afghanistan and the AUKUS deal should be the turning point for the EU to move from intent […]


Brief/Identity and Transitional Justice in the Horn of Africa and Libya by Jesutimilehin O. Akamo

In this JOINT Brief, Jesutimilehin O. Akamo, Researcher at the Africa Peace and Security Programme (APSP) of the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa University, looks at the study cases of the Horn of Africa and Libya to illustrate the nexus between identity and conflict and to prove the effectiveness of mainstreaming […]

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Afghanistan, AUKUS and European Strategic Autonomy

Security and defence are increasingly grabbing the spotlight in European public debates. In just a few weeks, the withdrawal of Western forces from Afghanistan and the deal between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States (AUKUS) to share nuclear submarine technology and step up their security partnership in the Indo-Pacific have reinvigorated the debate […]

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Identity and Transitional Justice in the Horn of Africa and Libya

Identity and conflict shape each other. This is evident in the historical trajectory of the Horn of Africa (HoA) – notably in the conflicts in the Gambella region, between Ethiopia and Eritrea, in Somalia and Tigray – as well as of Libya during and after the long autocratic rule of Muammar Gaddafi.[1] The nexus between […]


Paper/Conceptualising the Multi-Actor Character of EU(rope)’s Foreign Policy by Pernille Rieker and Mathilde Tomine Eriksdatter Giske

A new JOINT Paper has been published. NUPI Research Professor Pernielle Rieker and NUPI Junior Research Fellow Mathilde Tomine Eriksdatter Giske argue that a conceptual framework building on the literature of differentiated integration may contribute to add multi–actorness in the discourse on EU foreign and security policy.

JOINT Papers

Conceptualising the Multi-Actor Character of EU(rope)’s Foreign Policy

While there exists a plethora of theories aiming to make sense of the European Union and its foreign policy, no single existing theory has yet managed to capture the multi-actorness of what can be referred to as “the broader area of EU and European foreign and security policy”. A conceptual framework building on the current […]


Paper/The Internal Contestation of EU Foreign and Security Policy by Marianna Lovato

In this first JOINT Paper, Phd candidate Marianna Lovato reviews how contestation affects EU foreign policy and security, in a context where EU member states have become more polarised on the topic, with some capitals challenging fundamental EU positions and norms.

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The Internal Contestation of EU Foreign and Security Policy

A Literature Review of the Implications of Intra-EU Contestation on Crises and Conflicts Abstract: A certain amount of political disagreement and internal debate within the member states has always been part of EU (foreign and security) policy-making. Over the past few years, however, domestic actors have fundamentally challenged, undermined and even reversed established EU norms, […]


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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