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The December 2013 European Council on Defence: Avoiding Irrelevance

The December 2013 European Council on Defence: Avoiding Irrelevance

The December Council is too important to risk emerging as a non-event. If CSDP is to have a future, it is time to ask some probing, fundamental questions.

Angie: The Most Powerful Politician in Europe?

Angie: The Most Powerful Politician in Europe?

Angela Merkel’s resounding victory in the German federal elections has been portrayed in much of the European press as solidifying German power in the EU, but her election success has also brought domestic problems.

Understanding the Limitations of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy

Understanding the Limitations of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy

Due to the presence of the Alliance Security Dilemma, European defence cooperation is likely to remain bilateral and sub-regional, with negative ramifications for Europe’s power in the international system.

European Defence Policy: An Economic Perspective

European Defence Policy: An Economic Perspective

European defence policy cannot ignore economic dimensions. Falling defence budgets and rising costs mean that difficult choices are ahead for nation states, the EU, and national defence industries.

Theorising EU Counter-terrorism

Theorising EU Counter-terrorism

EU counter-terrorism can offer a rich testing ground for theoretical frameworks developed within the discipline of Politics, and not only for those derived from the fields of International Relations or European Studies alone.

EU Counterterrorism Policy: A Paper Tiger?

EU Counterterrorism Policy: A Paper Tiger?

On paper, EU counterterrorism policy looks impressive. However, the success of this requires an assessment of the available legal instruments and institutional structures at all levels.

The EU and the Lobbyists’ Art

The EU and the Lobbyists’ Art

As long as the public affairs of 28 countries are tackled in Brussels, even with its many constitutional safeguards and its myriad representations of special interest groups, there will be a place for lobbying.

The European Union’s Next Nobel Peace Prize

The European Union’s Next Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Prize Committee appears to have missed an opportunity to identify what is most distinctive about the EU and its contribution to “fraternity among nations” – its dispute settlement system.

External Influences on Regionalism: Studying EU Diffusion and Its Limits

External Influences on Regionalism: Studying EU Diffusion and Its Limits

The European Union is one of the most successful instances of voluntary international cooperation, and diffusion theory serves as a useful tool to analyse the EU’s influence on regionalism elsewhere.

European Integration in the Western Balkans: Revising the Transformative Power of the EU

European Integration in the Western Balkans: Revising the Transformative Power of the EU

In the Western Balkans, the main issue for the EU remains how to turn the trajectory of regime change and mounting structural deficit into a successful story of state- and institution-building.

The EU’s New Neighbourhood Policy: An Appropriate Response to the Arab Spring?

The EU’s New Neighbourhood Policy: An Appropriate Response to the Arab Spring?

The Arab Spring opened a window of opportunity for the EU to reformulate the European Neighbourhood Policy. However, it seems that the EU did not adequately exploit this opportunity.

Student Book Features: EU Studies

Student Book Features: EU Studies

EU studies is a field with an immense range of student-facing textbooks available, and also an ever growing number of texts dedicated to sub-areas such as EU security.

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