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Section: European Union Institute for Security Studies (France)

    No Trump cards for Moscow
    Mar15

    No Trump cards for Moscow

    “Life in Russia has never been as hard as under President Obama”. This humorous remark began circulating in Moscow in 2015 when US-Russia relations hit new lows over the crisis in Ukraine. Back then, Russian TV blamed the conflict in Ukraine and Russia’s own economic woes on the West, while vitriolic attacks against the US surpassed those...

    China and Russia: an Eastern partnership in the making?
    Feb15

    China and Russia: an Eastern partnership in the making?

    This Chaillot Paper, co-authored by Michal Makocki and Nicu Popescu, sets out to evaluate the scope and the actual implementation of the ‘pivot to the East’ announced by Moscow in the wake of its confrontation with the West over Ukraine. In particular, the study dwells on the ‘pivot within the pivot’ represented by Russia-China...

    The EU visa suspension mechanism
    Feb08

    The EU visa suspension mechanism

    Visa liberalisation will be high up on the EU agenda in 2017, with the Union about to waive visa requirements for 45 million Ukrainians and 5 million Georgians. Kosovo is hoping for near visa-free travel, as is Turkey: the Turkish government has repeatedly emphasised that only a visa waiver will guarantee a continuation of its efforts to curb the...

    Georgia: a pre-election snapshot
    Oct05

    Georgia: a pre-election snapshot

    Over the last decade Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova – the EU’s ‘closest’ eastern neighbours politically – have alternated between being potential ‘success stories’ or, conversely, cases of ‘fatigue’ in the eyes of their international partners. Georgia, which currently seems to be the best performer of the three, is now due...

    Fellow submarines
    Jul22

    Fellow submarines

    Ever since the occupation of Crimea in 2014, Russian military activity has increased in and around Europe. Russian air and land exercises have also become more assertive and frequent compared to previous years. Fighter jets of the Swedish and Finnish air forces, as well as NATO fighters protecting the air space of the three Baltic republics of...

    Russia’s world: facing a century of instability
    Feb05

    Russia’s world: facing a century of instability

    The Euro-Atlantic community and Russia seem to live in different worlds. It is increasingly obvious that the two sides have drawn different conclusions from the same evidence about the situation in Moldova, the Russo-Georgia war in 2008, the energy disputes between NaftogazUkraini and Gazprom in 2006 and 2009, and the causes and evolution of the...

    Petro Burkovskyi – Deputy Chief of the Analytical and Information Division National Institute for Strategic Studies, Kiev
    Feb02

    Petro Burkovskyi – Deputy Chief of the Analytical and Information Division National Institute for Strategic Studies, Kiev

    In the last eight years the European Union has endured a series of unprecedented crises. These have included the global ‘credit crunch’ of 2008-9 that threatened to break up the eurozone, the spillover of Islamist violence and extremism in the wake of the ‘Arab Spring’ and ensuing civil wars in Libya and Syria, and the ‘hybrid...

    Hybrid: what’s in a name?
    Oct29

    Hybrid: what’s in a name?

    Security analysts and practitioners have a tendency to coin new terms which capture the challenge(s) they are facing or the mandate(s) they are supposed to embrace. Terms such as ‘low-intensity conflicts’, ‘failed’ or ‘fragile’ states, ‘asymmetrical’ threats or even, for that matter, ‘comprehensive approach’ are all...

    Hybrid operations: lessons from the past
    Oct29

    Hybrid operations: lessons from the past

    The security situation in and around Europe has changed dramatically over the past two years. The conflict in Ukraine and the success of the Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East and North Africa have put territorial defence and homeland security back on the agenda in Europe. Hybrid threats and operations against the EU and its partners are real...

    The Belarus dilemma
    Oct22

    The Belarus dilemma

    There never was much doubt that Alexander Lukashenko would obtain a fifth mandate in the presidential elections held in Belarus on 11 October. The incumbent, often labelled as Europe’s last dictator, won another landslide victory, with 87.75% of the recorded votes. More surprising was the limited protest that greeted his re-election,...

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