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.


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.


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 […]


Brief/The Continued Downturn of US–China Relations and Beijing’s Approach to the Ukraine Crisis by Shi Yinhong

In this JOINT Brief Shi Yinhong (Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for American Studies at Renmin University of China) explains how by emphasising the term “New” and the term “Cold War”, one can appreciate that there actually is a “New Cold War” emerging between the US and China. However, Bejing’s approach to […]


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