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British Minister for the Armed Forces visits the UK Engineering Contingent supporting the UN Mission in South Sudan. 

British peacekeepers in South Sudan are continuing their support to the UNMISS mission of protecting civilians and improving stability in the country. 

Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning visited the UK Contingent at Malakal and Bentiu yesterday where almost 100 personnel are carrying out engineering tasks in support of UNMISS. The Royal Engineers are preparing for the main deployment of nearly 400 peacekeeping troops over the coming months. 

The UK Engineers are dedicated to carrying out engineering work which will improve critical logistic routes and security at Malakal and Bentiu Protection of Civilian sites. As more troops arrive, they will build a permanent field hospital at Bentiu over 1,800 UN personnel.

Brexit and the Consequences for International Peacebuilding

The UK’s departure from the EU might arguably leave not only the UK but also the EU more inward-looking and less engaged in world affairs.

Catalonian Referendum: Democracy, Legality and the EU’s Role

Catalonian Referendum: Democracy, Legality and the EU’s Role

The Catalan elections are unlikely to resolve the conflict in Spain. But they should open room for dialogue as there is no other option that could restore legitimacy.

Online Resources – The European Union

Online Resources – The European Union

Here are valuable resources to get you started on studying the European Union.

The Rise and Fall of Europe: Unity and Challenge

The Rise and Fall of Europe: Unity and Challenge

Union allows the economic domination of a small economy like Greece; it does not allow within itself two competitive monoliths.

Interview – Solomon Passy

Interview – Solomon Passy

Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria, Solomon Passy, talks about the future of NATO, Bulgaria’s role in the alliance and its upcoming Presidency of the European Council.

The German Election – What Does It Mean for Europe?

The German Election – What Does It Mean for Europe?

The election in Germany brings the country into line with other countries in Europe with strong right-wing populist parties.

Interview – Lyubomir Kyuchukov

Interview – Lyubomir Kyuchukov

Lyubomir Kyuchoukov discusses the partnership agreement between Bulgaria and Macedonia, EU policy in the Western Balkans and Macedonia’s attempts to join the EU and NATO.

Image by Duncan Hill (artwork by Banksy)

Will Brexit Happen?

The potential for Brexit is assessed through the premise that only a second referendum can negate the legitimacy of the first.

EU Security Policy in the Era of Trump: A Radical Account

EU Security Policy in the Era of Trump: A Radical Account

The Trump administration is a reminder to EU governments and elites of the risks of their weakened discursive hegemony over large parts of the population.

Image by Yanick Meneceur

Implications of Brexit for the European Convention on Human Rights

Brexit has no formal or immediate implications for the UK’s obligations under the ECHR, nevertheless, there may be some subtly negative consequences.

Interview – Mary Kaldor

Interview – Mary Kaldor

Prof. Kaldor explains new wars, discusses the conflict in Syria and the role of civil society, her approach to human security, and subterranean politics in Europe.

Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU: Acceptable Compromises and Shared Hypocrisies

Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU: Acceptable Compromises and Shared Hypocrisies

If one can separate the Agreement from economic and human rights issues, it will mark a turning point for Ukraine and a path away from the Soviet legacy toward a European future.

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