In this final Long Post in a five-part series on defence and the EU Global Strategy, Luis Simón argues that any European strategy must not neglect the geopolitically relevant spaces in between Europe and Asia.
Putin is a master tactician but, as Sijbren de Jong, Karlijn Jans and Willem Oosterveld argue, by only scoring tactical points Putin risks upsetting Russia’s relations with vital neighbours and partners such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
In this article, Mason Richey takes a look at the geopolitical ramifications of a collapse of the regime in North Korea and Korean unification.
In this article, Stephen Blank argues that Europe confronts an enormous multi-dimensional challenge and must find the cognitive as well as material and political resources to emerge from its long-term crisis.
In the third concluding article in our “The CSDP: National Perspectives” series, Jo Coelmont argues that while ‘CSDP fatigue’ is in fashion a number of significant developments make the Policy as relevant today as it has ever been.
In this article Antonios Nestoras looks at the geopolitical ramifications for Europe of the election of the anti-austerity, radical left, SYRIZA party.
In this article, Sven Biscop makes a strong plea for Europeans to get rid of the mind-set of dependence and reassurance and to take charge of stabilising its own neighbourhood.
James Rogers and Luis Simón focus on the primacy of (geo)politics and argue that Europeans would do well to rediscover the art of the political.
Hans Kundnani and Michito Tsuruoka discuss the attempts of some Europeans to proclaim ‘neutrality’ in Asian affairs, ultimately arguing that the notion is impossible – as well as undesirable.
In this article, James Rogers appraises the influence the Anglo-Scottish Act of Union in 1707 had for the development of modern Western civilisation, in light of Scotland’s referendum today on separation from the rest of the United Kingdom.