Paper/ Tackling the Constraints on EU Foreign Policy towards Ukraine: From Strategic Denial to Geopolitical Awakening by Kristi Raik, Steven Blockmans, Assem Dandashly, Gergana Noutcheva, Anna Osypchuk and Anton Suslov

EU-Ukraine relations have been overshadowed by tightening geopolitical competition with Russia ever since 2004. This JOINT Report, by Kristi Raik (International Centre for Defence and Security- ICDS), Steven Blockmans (Centre for European Policy Studies- CEPS), Assem Dandashly, Gergana Noutcheva (Maastricht University), Anna Osypchuk and Anton Suslov (School for Policy Analysis, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy- […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Paper/Multipolarity and EU Foreign and Security Policy: Divergent Approaches to Conflict and Crisis Response

A 53-pages Literature Review on what multipolarity means for EU crisis management and conflict response and on what future research on the topic should focus on. By Assem Dandashly, Hylke Dijkstra, Marta Marafona, Gergana Noutcheva (respectively, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Research Assistant and Associate Professor at Maastricht University) and Zachary Paikin (Researcher at the Centre […]


Brief/European Reactions to AUKUS and Implications for EU Strategic Autonomy by Marta Marafona

In this Brief, Marta Marafona, MSc in European Studies and Research Assistant H2020 Project at Maastricht University, analyses the different reactions of EU Member States and institutions to the AUKUS deal and its implications on EU strategic autonomy.


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