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 – The Rise of Mercenarism: Avoiding International Accountability

Oana-Cosmina Mihalache • May 1 2020 • Articles

Mercenaries provide a semi-permanent stronghold in Libya for acting as substitutes for those times when countries cannot rely on their national armies.

Italy as the Kremlin’s ‘Trojan Horse’ in Europe: Some Overlooked Factors

Artem Patalakh • Apr 11 2020 • Articles

As Russian influence in Italy grows, Putin’s ‘Trojan horse’ in the EU reflects several societal trends, molding perceptions of a foreign policy appropriate for Italy.

Opinion – Spain’s Request For NATO Coronavirus Aid: Will Turkey Answer?

Kareem Salem • Mar 30 2020 • Articles

Ankara has very little room for manoeuvre to support the Turkish economy, let alone give aid to Spain, given that Turkey has limited financial reserves and a large budget deficit.

The Virtue of Being Small: An Analysis of Luxembourg’s Defence Strategy

Christian Nikolaus Braun • Mar 20 2020 • Articles

Not only has Luxembourg prospered economically, but is has also been able to maintain its political sovereignty and territorial integrity at a very low cost.

What Does the Death of the INF Say About the US’ Friendships?

Rupert Culyer • Nov 18 2019 • Articles

The US had ample opportunity to consult on its policy and strategy and have instead chosen a course of action which threatens the stability of historic alliances.

Student Feature – Spotlight on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Julie Garey • Oct 15 2019 • Student Features

NATO represents a robust institution for collective defense, with missions expanding past Europe, although some argue it should re-focus on European operations.

Opinion – The Dutch Don’t Need Big Subs to Watch the Bay

Robert Palmer • Sep 13 2019 • Articles

It can be tempting for military leaders to “go big”, but it is better to “go smart” and choose what is best suited for one’s needs.

Review – The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Luke Cooper • Jul 4 2019 • Features

Mandelbaum’s book is an analytically flawed, contradictory and unconventional piece of realist scholarship that considers the instability of the post-Cold War period.

Review – Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan 2001-14

Paul Dixon • Dec 20 2018 • Features

Theo Farrell’s recent book provides some new insights into Britain’s war in Afghanistan though there is ambiguity over the point at which the war was unwinnable and why.

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