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Europe’s Security At Risk: The Case for A Common EU Defence Policy

Written by Adrian Kokk The institutions of the European Union face a difficult task in guaranteeing the financing for the Union’s defence fund, as the raging economic pressure caused by COVID-19 demands the reallocation of monetary resources to more urgent… Continue Reading →

Working Group on Security and Defense: 2019 Policy Review

The European Union’s Capacity to Act: Main Security Challenges in 2019 This annual security review aims to give an overview of the main security challenges the European Union (EU) faced as a regional power in 2019. The Working Group on… Continue Reading →

Working Group on Security and Defense: 2018 Policy Review

Click on the title page to open the full review In 2017, a group of Europeans were asked to agree or disagree with the following statement that “the EU is a safe place to live”. Of this group, 28% answered… Continue Reading →

Hypersonic Weapons: A modern fictional reality or the subversion of 20th Century international security strategy paradigms?

Written by Hannah Brandt, Deputy Editor In the 1996 successful big picture movie Eraser, U.S. Marshal John “Eraser” Kruger, impersonated by Arnold Schwarzenegger, heroically stops a select cabal of shady white men to get rich through illegal weapons’ sales (Andress,… Continue Reading →

Can Europe Defend Itself?

Written by Elodie Arpa, EST Ambassador to Austria The United States have left the INF-treaty and let the arms race of the cold war repeat itself. In the Middle East surrogate conflicts cause starvation, destruction and millions of deaths. The… Continue Reading →

How ‘hybrid’ brought NATO and the EU together

Written by Angelica Puntel Changes in the European security environment stemming from Russia’s hybrid aggression against Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea (February-March 2014) forced the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to face the return of power politics to the… Continue Reading →

Europe’s Balancing Act: Finding Security Between Trump and Putin

Two events mark a critical juncture in the transatlantic post-Cold War security environment. First, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of eastern Ukraine in 2014 brought power politics back to the European continent. Second, Trump’s ascension to the American Presidency… Continue Reading →

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