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Security and the Brexit Effect

Security and the Brexit Effect

Brexit will neither strengthen, nor obviously weaken, the Common Security and Defence Policy. It may, however, reduce the UK’s ability to contribute to European security.

European Defence after Brexit: Flying on One Engine?

European Defence after Brexit: Flying on One Engine?

Despite Brexit, if a threat to European interests warrants military action, in Europe’s periphery or beyond, the UK is more likely to be part of the action than not.

European Response to Security Threats: Limitations and An Alternative

European Response to Security Threats: Limitations and An Alternative

Hard-line security actions could be necessary to reassure the public and to prevent further strikes. However, they have proven their limits in the very recent past.

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.

European Security and Defence: An Overview

European Security and Defence: An Overview

The debate on EU foreign policy must contain both the theoretical analysis as well as the in-depth “heart-searching” discussions between actors, scholars and practitioners involved in the CSDP.

European Integration and Security Epistemic Communities

European Integration and Security Epistemic Communities

Cohesive epistemic communities are more likely to be persuasive diplomatic actors, achieving security goals that would have otherwise been very difficult if left to the member states alone.

Lampedusa and Marketized Surveillance in the Mediterranean: A Political Drama in Two Acts

Lampedusa and Marketized Surveillance in the Mediterranean: A Political Drama in Two Acts

The Lampedusa crisis will primarily serve to rationalize intensified surveillance of the maritime domain and the creation of market opportunities in an increasingly securitized Mediterranean.

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.

Theorising EU Counter-terrorism

Theorising EU Counter-terrorism

EU counter-terrorism can offer a rich testing ground for theoretical frameworks developed within the discipline of Politics, and not only for those derived from the fields of International Relations or European Studies alone.

EU Counterterrorism Policy: A Paper Tiger?

EU Counterterrorism Policy: A Paper Tiger?

On paper, EU counterterrorism policy looks impressive. However, the success of this requires an assessment of the available legal instruments and institutional structures at all levels.

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.

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