Post Tagged with: "EU"

Eurocentrism and the Construction of the ‘Non-West’

Eurocentrism and the Construction of the ‘Non-West’

The rearticulations of spatio-temporal hierarchies that temporarily situate Europe ahead of everyone enables the reproduction of Eurocentrism as a system of knowledge.

The Causes and Consequences of Russia’s Actions towards Ukraine

The Causes and Consequences of Russia’s Actions towards Ukraine

Scholars writing about the Russia-Ukraine conflict face a choice in perspectives that is likely to lead them to being criticised no matter what they do.

Brexit and the Fight against Terrorism in the United Kingdom

Brexit and the Fight against Terrorism in the United Kingdom

The exit of the UK from the EU will strengthen the resolve of the country to combat terrorism not only within its borders but within the European community as a whole.

Interview – Selim Koru

Interview – Selim Koru

Analyst Selim Koru shares his views on Turkey’s relations with Russia and its Western allies, its approach to Islamic State, the Kurdish PKK and the peace process.

The EU’s Hotspot Approach: Questionable Motivations and Unreachable Goals

The EU’s Hotspot Approach: Questionable Motivations and Unreachable Goals

In order to stop asylum seekers from reaching its shores, the EU empowers militias and warlords by calling them border police and funding their detention centres.

Interview – Rebecca Adler-Nissen

Interview – Rebecca Adler-Nissen

Prof. Adler-Nissen discusses recent changes in international and EU diplomacy, concepts of stigmatisation and misrecognition, a ‘practice turn’ in EU studies and Brexit.

Brexit: Halfway In, Halfway Out

Brexit: Halfway In, Halfway Out

Much has been done and there will be a lot of pressure to reach an agreed withdrawal, but the hurdles are likely to make for another fraught year in British politics.

Interview – Ognian Zlatev

Interview – Ognian Zlatev

Ognian Zlatev, Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Bulgaria, discusses Bulgaria’s priorities during its six month EU Presidency and future EU enlargement.

Interview – Wojciech Lorenz

Interview – Wojciech Lorenz

Wojciech Lorenz discusses the effect of the election of Donald Trump and events in Turkey on NATO, potential NATO enlargement and Poland’s current security situation.

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Lex Specialis and the Interpretation of Article 50 TEU

Article 50 of the TEU must be applied complementarily with other treaties, otherwise, conflicts arise between international law and the limited provisions in Article 50.

Would Churchill Have Voted for Brexit?

Would Churchill Have Voted for Brexit?

Winston Churchill was a student of the past, with a cast iron understanding of Britain’s inextricable role in European affairs over the last thousand years.

British Minister for the Armed Forces visits the UK Engineering Contingent supporting the UN Mission in South Sudan. 

British peacekeepers in South Sudan are continuing their support to the UNMISS mission of protecting civilians and improving stability in the country. 

Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning visited the UK Contingent at Malakal and Bentiu yesterday where almost 100 personnel are carrying out engineering tasks in support of UNMISS. The Royal Engineers are preparing for the main deployment of nearly 400 peacekeeping troops over the coming months. 

The UK Engineers are dedicated to carrying out engineering work which will improve critical logistic routes and security at Malakal and Bentiu Protection of Civilian sites. As more troops arrive, they will build a permanent field hospital at Bentiu over 1,800 UN personnel.

Brexit and the Consequences for International Peacebuilding

The UK’s departure from the EU might arguably leave not only the UK but also the EU more inward-looking and less engaged in world affairs.

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