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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.

Europe’s Other Crisis: Secessionism at the Gates

Europe’s Other Crisis: Secessionism at the Gates

While it is true that any member state can veto the accession bid of another state, the EU will want to avoid any possible territorial mess within its borders.

The European Council’s “Strategic Agenda”: an Agenda, Maybe, but not Strategic

The European Council’s “Strategic Agenda”: an Agenda, Maybe, but not Strategic

If the “Strategic Agenda” is the result of a lowest common denominator word-processing exercise from within the Council Secretariat, then it serves no useful purpose.

The Eclipse of Europe: Italy, Libya, and the Surveillance of Borders

The Eclipse of Europe: Italy, Libya, and the Surveillance of Borders

The EU lacks a common foreign policy to tackle immigration. Thus, national policies fill this gap. For this reason, political initiatives at the local level are crucial.

Referendum at Gun Point and the Crisis in Ukraine: Beyond the Propaganda

Referendum at Gun Point and the Crisis in Ukraine: Beyond the Propaganda

The situation affecting Ukraine is the worst geopolitical crisis Europe has witnessed since the end of the Cold War. It represents a serious threat to European security

EU Conditionality: An Effective Means for Policy Reform?

EU Conditionality: An Effective Means for Policy Reform?

The cases of Latvia and Bosnia & Herzegovina demonstrate that the effectiveness of the EU External Incentives Model has dramatically reduced since the enlargements of 2004 and 2007.

Lampedusa and the ‘Crisis’ of Migration

Lampedusa and the ‘Crisis’ of Migration

If the response to migration is for Europe to make its southern border even more dangerous to cross and to detain more migrants in ever more appalling decisions, then we have lurched in the wrong direction.

European Defence Policy: An Economic Perspective

European Defence Policy: An Economic Perspective

European defence policy cannot ignore economic dimensions. Falling defence budgets and rising costs mean that difficult choices are ahead for nation states, the EU, and national defence industries.

The European Union’s Next Nobel Peace Prize

The European Union’s Next Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Prize Committee appears to have missed an opportunity to identify what is most distinctive about the EU and its contribution to “fraternity among nations” – its dispute settlement system.

Europe’s Last Chance Saloon

Europe’s Last Chance Saloon

Europe’s increasing military shortcomings need addressing. If Europeans aspire to exert real influence over international security affairs, they must do so collectively, or not at all.

Review – The Breaking of Nations

Review – The Breaking of Nations

This collection of essays by Robert Cooper offers a concise yet often controversial view of Europe’s place in the new world order and of what can be done to tackle fanaticism.