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.
The Middle East has always baffled Europeans, but, as Jolyon Howorth explains, five dimensions of regional and international politics are currently ripping apart Syria.
With the UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review in mind, in this article Alexander Clarke calls for a more flexible and agile UK force posture in Europe and the world structured around the Royal Navy.
In this interview, Stefano Matonte talks with Lauri Lepik, Estonian Permanent Representative to NATO, about Estonian security, NATO, cyber defence, the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, Ukraine and Russia.
In this first of two articles on strategy, Sven Biscop outlines how we should think about strategy in the context of a forthcoming reflection on a new strategy for EU foreign policy.
In the fifth concluding article in our “The CSDP: National Perspectives” series, Sven Biscop asks his readers to look back at and question the original raison d’être of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy.
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, Joris Couvreur looks at the political and military dynamics underlying the present situation in Syria.
In this article, Iulian Romanyshyn calls for the immediate arming of Ukraine in order to halt Russia’s quest to swallow up even more territory.
In this article, Sven Biscop argues that Ukraine should not be armed by Western powers for fear of escalating the crisis. He makes a plea for a diplomatic resolution to the conflict.