Analyses

PESCO: Essential step for the resurrection of European defence

The Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) on defence between EU member states is not a European…

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PESCO: Possible implications in the field of migration

Three PESCO projects led by Italy, Greece and Belgium will focus maritime and port surveillance…

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Poland’s Rearmament is Only Beginning

Poland has just launched a significant rearmament program. Besides its traditional dissuasion…

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NATO adapts to threats on the Eastern Flank

In November, NATO Defence Ministers agreed to create two new military commands to provide better…

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Visegrad Four continues to battle Europe

The gridlock over migration policy continues to revolve around the same issue – mandatory quotas…

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Federalisation of Europe enters mainstream politics

Even though Martin Schulz’s idea of a United States of Europe was dismissed as divisive and…

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Despite strong Russia ties, Bulgaria's Euro-Atlantic course is steady

As Bulgaria assumes its EU presidency on 1 January, 2018, distinct voices in the Western public…

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Inclusiveness, not compartmentalisation should be EU’s Russia policy

Compartmentalisation of EU-Russia relations looks set to gain traction, but the best way to…

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Strengthening EU's External, Internal Borders to Combat Terrorism

The current situation related to migration and increased level of terrorist activity within the…

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For Visegrad, CSDP is ineffective but EU should gain strategic independence

Some 451 politicians, civil servants, researchers, businessmen and journalists from Visegrad…

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New French anti-terror law will only be partially effective

On 30 October, the French signed a new anti-terror law that grants enhanced power to law…

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Russian Electronic Warfare Targets NATO Assets

The alliance’s technological core could be a sitting duck. Russia has advanced the state of the art…

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UN peacekeeping mission to Donbass is gaining momentum

Recent rival proposals to establish a UN peacekeeping missions restarted attempts to tackle the…

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East-West division trickles into PESCO

The Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) is expected to be initiated before the end of the year…

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Russia tailors its information warfare to specific countries

Tools that failed in Sweden might work perfectly in Slovakia. In Scandinavia, the Kremlin attacks…

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Competing views: Will Slavkov Triangle trump Visegrad Four?

Competing views on the future of Central Europe in the light of Czech and Austrian elections.

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Romania plays key role for NATO on eastern flank

Romania’s membership of NATO is the direct result of centuries-old fears of Russia’s expansionism.…

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Baghdad renews presence in oil-rich city of Kirkuk

On 16 October, Iraqi federal forces began its advance into disputed territories that had been under…

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Czech elections to fuel multi-speed division in Europe

The most-likely future Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis tried to reject Euroscepticism in his…

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Franco-German tandem in EU’s security policy

Franco-German reform efforts also span into security and defence. But strategic differences prove…

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