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Normative Power Still Matters: Adopting the Srebrenica Resolution

Normative Power Still Matters: Adopting the Srebrenica Resolution

The 1995 Srebrenica genocide was a shameful event in modern European politics. The Srebrenica Resolution, adopted in January 2009 by the European Parliament, represents a significant ‘normative’ initiative that once again has proved the relevance and effectiveness of the European Union as an appreciable normative power in international politics.

EU foreign policy after Lisbon: what role for small state diplomacy?

EU foreign policy after Lisbon: what role for small state diplomacy?

While Lisbon may narrow the material differences between small and large states in terms of involvement, it is likely to sustain the differences between states in terms of influence. A strengthened global EU presence will primarily favor the large states given their more extended capacities to cope with the EU’s expanding role in matters of foreign policy.

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When Europe lay devastated after WWII and seemed menaced by the Soviet Union, a cross Atlantic military alliance was needed to preserve European freedom. Through a patchwork of military commands and an influx of American troops, a protective wall of security was created within which European recovery and democratization could take place. However, today, NATO is irrelevant and needs a respectful termination.

Multilateralism: The Ideological Matrix of the European Union

Multilateralism: The Ideological Matrix of the European Union

The EU builds its identity based on collaboration as an element of its ideological matrix. If not as a superpower, the EU in the 21st century, could be a medium, or a multilateral agora, which through its international Kantianism, will initiate the creation of new, and the preservation of existent multilateral organizations

How Iran Adapts Itself to International Sanctions: Asianization of Trade and Economic Regionalism

How Iran Adapts Itself to International Sanctions: Asianization of Trade and Economic Regionalism

The recent round of crippling and comprehensive sanctions on Iran will inevitably adversely affect the government’s economic manoeuvrability, but taking their toll first and foremost on the people, the sanctions are likely to fall short of curbing the country’s nuclear activities or changing its domestic and international behaviour

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