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September 30, 2021

Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan failed long before the Taliban took over

Hager Ali Just days after the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban seized power. Hager Ali argues that the US army and its allies foundered because they couldn't resolve two simple questions: What was Resolute Support’s end state actually supposed to look like? And was it ever attainable through military involvement? Read more
June 28, 2021

Identity versus global politics: Euroscepticism in Croatia and Serbia

Vassilis Petsinis Euroscepticism manifests itself in different ways in the Balkans. Why? Vassilis Petsinis argues that grasping the differences between attitudes in different Balkan nations helps explain Serbia’s long and complex EU accession process Read more
January 29, 2021

Joe Biden will balance security interests and the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe

Veronica Anghel Under the Biden administration, the EU stands to have an ally against authoritarian tendencies in some Central and Eastern European countries writes Veronica Anghel. But US involvement will not be transformative Read more
January 21, 2021

Without a strong strategic security partnership, Brexit will undermine EU and UK security

Simon Sweeney Brexit makes policing less effective and makes developing vital defence capability more difficult, write Simon Sweeney and Neil Winn. Europe needs a strategic partnership which holds Britain close to EU security and defence-related structures, while the British government and industrial interests need strong partnerships with the EU and its member states Read more
November 25, 2020

Trump’s ‘America First’ approach has targeted international institutions – but they have proved to be resilient

Maria Debre In an unprecedented attack on the international liberal order, Donald Trump withdrew the US from several international organisations. Those that survived the onslaught, write Maria Debre and Hylke Dijkstra, can expect a brighter future under Biden, who has indicated he will reverse many of Trump's decisions Read more

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