European Union

Defence Concentration in Sovereign Industries Post-Covid-19

Yash Brambhatt • Nov 28 2020 • Articles

In order to compete with the US and China, European companies must eliminate redundancies and fratricidal competition to guarantee sovereign access to certain technologies.

Influential but Indifferent? Assessing the Role of the Public in European Politics

Joris Melman • Nov 24 2020 • Articles

Even though most Europeans seem to lack interest in (or at least knowledge of) European policymaking, the role of public opinion is bigger than ever.

The Limits of the EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans

Spyridon Plakoudas • Nov 14 2020 • Articles

Two decades following the end of the Yugoslav Wars, the EU has not yet been able to integrate fully the Western Balkans.

Opinion – A New Pact on Migration and Asylum in Europe

Monika Kabata • Oct 9 2020 • Articles

As the European Union deliberates, migration to Europe won’t stop. The member states, sooner or later, will have to agree on the direction of migration policy.

Assessing Securitization: China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Katja Banik and Jan Lüdert • Oct 4 2020 • Articles

As the Belt and Road Initiative unfolds, illusions underlying prevailing ideologies must be bridged by moving towards a global governance based on human values.

What Are the Hindrances to the Study of Regionalism?

Albert Hayrapetyan • Oct 2 2020 • Articles

The increased interest in the study of regionalism and its conceptual, theoretical and methodological problems pose a serious challenge to this relatively new field.

Women, Peace and Security after Europe’s ‘Refugee Crisis’

Audrey Reeves and Aiko Holvikivi • Sep 28 2020 • Articles

Personal accounts deepen our understanding of the radical interconnectedness of violence against conflict-affected women taking place in both the North and the South, particularly along racial divides.

Interview – Xymena Kurowska

E-International Relations • Sep 25 2020 • Features

Xymena Kurowska discusses her interdisciplinary research, Russia’s contestation of liberal norms, its cyber diplomacy, and interpretive approaches to EU foreign policy.

Opinion – Europe is Still Able to Build Tanks

Robert Palmer • Sep 23 2020 • Articles

The fragmentation of defense coordination and integration has been a European shortcoming. But, when it comes to making tanks it has just come back stronger.

Federalism, Functionalism and the EU: The Visions of Mitrany, Monnet and Spinelli

Albert Hayrapetyan • Sep 21 2020 • Articles

The piecemeal strengthening and deepening of European integration prompts that it is too early to disregard Federalism, which has not yet lost ground.

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