Daniel Fiott

Daniel Fiott

Daniel Fiott is Security and Defence Editor at the EU Institute for Security Studies. He writes here in a personal capacity.

Europe’s Richelieu moment? EU border security and the CSDP

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The ongoing migration crisis asks some interesting questions of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, especially in light of the proposal for a ‘European Border and Coast Guard’. Is the Policy set to become a ‘glorified border force’ or will it play a role in EU ‘state-building’? Daniel Fiott takes a look at some of the issues.

European security and the Gulf of Guinea

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With all the attention on Syria and the Middle East right now, Daniel Fiott takes a look at security in the Gulf of Guinea and he asks whether now is the time for a more robust European role in the region.

Helmut Schmidt, 1918-2015

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This Long Post looks at the life, times and leadership of one of Germany’s and Europe’s most important politicians. Helmut Schmidt (1918-2015) was Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982.

Geostrategy: what to watch

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In this post, Daniel Fiott shares a few video clips that have stuck with him this past year related to geostrategy.

Interview with Jorge Domecq

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In this interview, Daniel Fiott talks with Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency, about European defence cooperation, CSDP-related research, innovative sources of finance for defence and the United States’ Defense Innovation Initiative.

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