Post Tagged with: "European Union"

The ‘Exceptional’ Chinese Soft Power: Outlier or Pioneer?

The ‘Exceptional’ Chinese Soft Power: Outlier or Pioneer?

Soft power is a term coined by Joseph Nye in the late 1980s. Soft or not, Chinese strategies are all-pervading although not necessarily sustainable in the current state.

The EU and the Middle East: From the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership to the Union for the Mediterranean

The EU and the Middle East: From the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership to the Union for the Mediterranean

Many European states have long and complex histories with the Middle East and North Africa. Today, it is clearly in the EU’s best interest to have a safe and secure MENA region.

The EU and the Middle East: The European Neighbourhood Policy

The EU and the Middle East: The European Neighbourhood Policy

The EU should abolish neocolonial attitudes and become more open to the perceptions and viewpoints of its neighbors and cultivate a relationship of mutual respect and equal partnership.

Brazilian Foreign Policy under President Bolsonaro: What Should We Expect?

Brazilian Foreign Policy under President Bolsonaro: What Should We Expect?

Brazil is seemingly seeking a greater international presence with Bolsonaro, probably reviewing many of the guidelines that prevailed in the 2000s.

Solidarity Beyond the State in Europe’s Common European Asylum System

Solidarity Beyond the State in Europe’s Common European Asylum System

The development of Europe’s Common Asylum System has been based on a concept of solidarity which is predominantly state-centred. This approach has not served the EU well.

European Union Migration Law and Policy

European Union Migration Law and Policy

Future developments in the asylum policy will rely on the EU being able to reconcile the often opposing interests at play in such a politically-sensitive area.

Review: The Political Economy of European Security

Review: The Political Economy of European Security

A timely and very innovative analysis of the relationships between interest groups and EU institutions in the fields of justice, home affairs and defence.

Interview – João Aguiar Machado

Interview – João Aguiar Machado

João Aguiar Machado discusses the European Union’s Common Fishing Policy and his thoughts on environmental sustainability, particularly in the Black Sea Region.

European Defence at a Crossroads

European Defence at a Crossroads

The recent emergence of the EU as a regional defence actor is gradually eroding the notion of the traditional Anglo-American driven European defence leadership of NATO.

Towards a New Cold War?

Towards a New Cold War?

Russia’s position requires that the West acquiesce to a Russian ‘sphere of influence’. In the EU, sensitivities about a ‘new Yalta’ will make that hard to accept.

Humanity on the Move: Migration in the Age of Walls and Borders

Humanity on the Move: Migration in the Age of Walls and Borders

The migratory landscape and political responses to movement of people offer ground for reflection on our liberal polities and our responsibility toward strangers.

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