Author profile: Angeliki Mitropoulou

Was the European student movement of the 1960s a global phenomenon?

Angeliki Mitropoulou • Jul 2 2011 • Essays

The anti-conformist student movement was indeed a global phenomenon, even though there are still some sociologists that support the idea that the protests were only movements of university students, and small minorities of young people that had little to do with higher education.

Power: The Art of Mediation?

Angeliki Mitropoulou • Jun 30 2011 • Essays

Mediation takes place voluntarily, a distinguishing feature from other forms of third party intervention, such as arbitration and adjudication. It does not embrace violence and it aims for suggestions; there is nothing binding or obligatory to the results of the process. There is no general accepted rule on whether impartiality or power is the ideal asset of any mediator.

Greece: Between Racism and Respect for Multiculturalism

Angeliki Mitropoulou • May 24 2011 • Articles

All Greeks have to understand, before it is too late, that from now on we have to co-exist and live together with immigrants, illegal or not (but mostly the former). Therefore, this new reality has raised important questions regarding acceptance or marginalization, legalization, multiculturalism, and national security, or even sovereignty.

Does the European Union have a strategic culture?

Angeliki Mitropoulou • Mar 29 2011 • Essays

The European Union does not currently have a strategic culture, but it is in a process of creating one and putting it into practice. But the real question is whether the European Union has the capacity to transition from a civilian to a strategic actor, by developing a concrete strategic culture and a higher level of autonomy for the EU regarding security and defence issues

Tick tock: It is 6 minutes to midnight.

Angeliki Mitropoulou • Jan 28 2011 • Articles

On 14 January 2010, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists adjusted the Doomsday Clock from 5 to 6 minutes from midnight in order to encourage progress seen around the globe in two key areas: nuclear weapons and climate change. Their decision was based on the perceived existence of a more hopeful state of world affairs. The clock had been adjusted 18 times since its initial start at seven minutes to midnight

Did the End of the Cold War or 9/11 Have a Greater Impact on European Security?

Angeliki Mitropoulou • Jan 4 2011 • Essays

The end of the cold war, the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and later in Moscow, Beslan, Madrid and London, the nuclear threats from Iran and North-Korea, the situation in the Balkans and Near East and the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan all have demonstrated the practical implications of conceptual changes in European security.

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