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A Liberal and Realist Perspective of China’s rise

By Edmund Balogun. Edmund is a graduate of The City University of New York: City College has a keen interest in foreign policy and international relations, and is well-versed in research, & data analysis. He has been published several times and… Continue Reading →

Brexit Secretary David Davis: the Conservative backbencher who is ill-equipped to lead Britain’s negotiations

By Matt Evans, British Ambassador to the European Student Think Tank. The chain of events that occurred as a response to the Brexit vote was unprecedented in modern British political history. As soon as Cameron had announced his resignation on… Continue Reading →

EST newsletter: Bare Bones

Dear EST-ers, Another semester has gone by and we are slowly drawing towards the beautiful European summer time. Despite spring being in the air, many more sombre events have taken place in these last months ranging from the Brussels’ Attack… Continue Reading →

What do the Greenpeace TTIP-leaks actually tell us?

By Melle Scholten, MA student of International Relations in Groningen, having previously completed a BA in European Studies in Maastricht.  Without a whole lot of publicity, Greenpeace released 248 pages of confidential TTIP-negotiation documents this week[i]. Considering TTIP has been… Continue Reading →

Could EU-import restrictions for environmental purposes be legal under international law?

By EST Ambassador Johannes Tropper. The relationship between trade and environment has always been fairly contentious. Preserving the environment and mitigating climate change while guaranteeing free trade seem to be incompatible goals. While some countries wish to limit the production,… Continue Reading →

The Dark side of International Law

By Caitlin Biddolph, Australian student of International Relations and Conflict Studies. International law, when observed through a post-colonial lens, is a manifestation of the imperialist ventures of the Western world, which continues to be reflected in contemporary international relations. The… Continue Reading →

Interview with Member of European Parliament Sophie in ‘t Veld

Sophie in ‘t Veld is a Dutch Member of the European Parliament in the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. Veld studied History at the State University of Leiden and has post-doctoral training in management and public administration. In… Continue Reading →

Pitching Europe: Introducing 1989 Generation

Pitching Europe is a new project by Campus Europe and the European Student Think Tank, aiming to bring together political and social youth leaders from all over Europe to share their ideas with a wider audience. In a weekly column… Continue Reading →

Q & A with Member of European Parliament Jan Huitema (ALDE)

At 31 years old Jan Huitema is one of the youngest Members of the European Parliament, and the first Dutch full member of the Agricultural Committee of the EP. Before representing the People’s Party for Freedom and democracy in Brussels,… Continue Reading →

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