A European-Asian Dialogue on Nuclear Deterrence: German-Korean Nuclear Talks in Seoul

The public is perceiving that nuclear deterrence is back on the international agenda. Even though the idea of a nuclear-weapons-free world is a laudable…


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Strategic Autonomy for Europe: Can Berlin and Paris Agree?

2018 is a very important year for Europe’s future, and not just because important positions in the European Union have to be filled, the Brexit negotiations…



Putin's Weapons Show: Just hot air from Moscow?

Election campaigning?

First off, we should ask ourselves why Putin made these announcements specifically at this juncture. It is not unreasonable to…

For a Europeanisation of Arms Export Controls: More power for Brussels will lead to a stronger Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU

Requirements for a coherent EU policy on arms export controls

The security environment of the past few years, brought about by the changes in Eastern…

NATO’s Eastward Enlargement: What Western Leaders Said

“Breach of Promise” by the West

Hardly any other issue has put such a strain on the relations between Russia and the West than NATO’s eastward enlargement.…


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The Russian Challenge: its nature and the right response to it

Since the spring of 2014, after Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea, Russian-Western relations have hit their lowest point…


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A European Intelligence Service? Potentials and Limits of Intelligence Cooperation at EU Level

France, Belgium, Germany, Britain – for more than two years now, Member States at the centre of the European Union have repeatedly been targets of…



Strengthening EU Defence: Much Ado About Nothing?

It is good to see that the decision-making phase for the further development of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) that started in 2013 is…


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The G20: Inclusivity and Legitimacy. A Nordic Perspective

The G20 – its strengths and its deficits

The G20 is founded on the premise that the world needs global coordination and global problem solving. Many of the…


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Belarus's balancing act continues. Minsk fends off the "Ukraine Option" again

Of all Russia’s non-NATO neighbours, Belarus appears currently the state most at risk of being subjected to the same treatment by Russia as Ukraine. Just…


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