Post Tagged with: "EU"

Who is a Refugee?

Who is a Refugee?

The very idea of who counts as a refugee is at stake due to new political discourse, and that may have dangerous consequences for all those seeking asylum around the world.

Europe’s Response to Migrant Tragedy in the Mediterranean

Europe’s Response to Migrant Tragedy in the Mediterranean

Recent EU responses should make us wonder whether the political atmosphere around migration in Europe means that the continent has journeyed to the heart of darkness.

Simulating Europe: Lesson-drawing from EU Decision-making Games

Simulating Europe: Lesson-drawing from EU Decision-making Games

Simulations offer a glimpse into the complex world of decision-making within organisations that cannot be gained so easily from traditional teaching methods.

Time for a New Western Strategy in Ukraine

Time for a New Western Strategy in Ukraine

Western strategy towards the Ukraine crisis has been a failure. Without a dose of deterrence to complement diplomatic efforts, Eastern Europe may share Ukraine’s fate.

Romanian Democracy at the Crossroads

Romanian Democracy at the Crossroads

The emergence of a cleaner political elite would strengthen public trust in democracy, counter voter apathy and improve the country’s image abroad.

Turkish Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times

Turkish Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times

Turkey’s democratic consolidation problems in the domestic arena have posed limitations on its ability to project power in the region, and widened the chasm with the European Union.

Scotland: If Not Independence Then a Federacy?

Scotland: If Not Independence Then a Federacy?

If Scotland were to go down the federacy route, the old-age debate of whether or not Europe can be viewed as a part of its domestic competences would return.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place? EU-Armenia Relations after Vilnius

Between a Rock and a Hard Place? EU-Armenia Relations after Vilnius

Economic rapprochement between Russia and the West is unlikely to occur so long as Putin pursues his pet project – the Eurasian Customs Union.

Drowning Migrants Is Not the Answer

Drowning Migrants Is Not the Answer

Criminalization is not the answer to the movement of people across the Mediterranean. We have to recognize that it is this act of criminalization which is killing people, not the desire to migrate.

The Irresistible Rise of Nigel Farage

The Irresistible Rise of Nigel Farage

Winning an MP is the latest step in what looks like an unstoppable march to power and influence by Nigel Farage and his eurosceptic UK Independence Party.

EU-China-Africa Trilateral Relations: A New Trend in International Relations

EU-China-Africa Trilateral Relations: A New Trend in International Relations

In the context of an emerging multipolar world order, the European Union needs to engage with its Chinese and African counterparts in terms of a mutual exchange.

What Would a Brexit Mean for the EU?

What Would a Brexit Mean for the EU?

The amount of leverage the threat of Brexit has for the UK depends not so much on what the UK contributes to the EU but about how valued that contribution is by the EU.

The Meaning of a British Exit from the European Union

The Meaning of a British Exit from the European Union

Britain may have a reputation as a reluctant member of the EU, but its absence would be deeply felt. The merits of a referendum on a ‘Brexit’ need to be questioned.

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