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Brief/ Not Yet Time for Diplomacy. Lessons from Italy’s Ill-Conceived Peace Plan for Ukraine by Riccardo Alcaro and Nona Mikhelidze

In this new JOINT Brief, Riccardo Alcaro (JOINT Coordinator) and Nona Mikhelidze (IAI Senior Fellow) analyze Italy’s stillborn peace plan for Ukraine, arguing that it holds a lesson for EU: time is not yet ripe for diplomacy with Russia. Here’s the main findings:1. In its pursuit for a quick end to hostilities, the peace plan anticipated arguments […]

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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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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.

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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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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 […]

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