Final Conference/ From Ukraine to the Middle East: How Crisis-Proof is European Foreign Policy?

The rapid succession of major security crises in theatres geographically or strategically close to Europe has drawn public attention to the EU’s crisis response capacities. The bar for what should constitute a “geopolitical” European foreign policy has been raised by several conflicts and crises, including the ongoing war in Ukraine, recent escalations in the Middle East involving Israel, Gaza, […]


Paper/ Public Opinion and the European Foreign and Security Policy: Is there a Risk of Politicisation? By Davide Angelucci, Pierangelo Isernia, Carlotta Mingardi and Francesco Olmastroni

The war in Ukraine and the conflicts in the Middle East have brought the Common European Foreign and Security Policy on the top of the European agenda. However a puzzle hovers around this policy: Why, despite widespread support at both the public and elite level, so little progress has been made in this policy area […]


Webinar/ Reflections on the Middle East – Insights from Türkiye and the EU

The ongoing security challenges emerging from the Middle East have played a pivotal role in shaping and will continue to influence the policies of both the EU and Turkiye in the near future. Escalating tensions have seized the world’s attention since the onset of October 2023, drawing the focus of the global community to the […]


Videos/ EU Foreign and Security Policy in the Middle East

Both the European Union and Turkey have placed significant emphasis on the Middle East, particularly following the Arab uprisings. In recent times, policies directed towards the region have gained prominence on the agendas of both entities. The emergence of security concerns from this region has played a role in influencing, and will continue to influence, policy decisions in […]


Paper/Regional Fragmentation and EU Foreign and Security Policy by Agnès Levallois

In this JOINT Paper, Agnès Levallois, Senior Research Fellow at the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS), explains how the EU can address regional fragmentation, highlighting how this is a significant challenge for the Union as it undermines central states’ authority and distributes it amongst other actors – including non-state armed groups.

JOINT Papers

Regional Fragmentation and EU Foreign and Security Policy

There is broad academic consensus on the fact that the fragmentation of regions presents a significant challenge for the EU. Fragmentation undermines the authority of central states, the EU’s most natural counterparts, and distributes it amongst a great number of actors – including non-state armed groups. To address fragmentation, the EU should increase coordination between […]


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