By Ueli Staeger and Moritz Neubert – The EU’s new security strategy, the Strategic Compass aims to expedite security and defence cooperation in Europe. To do so, it embraces a variable geometry of cooperation and a pragmatic approach to institutional overlap. But can the EU deliver on these ambitious goals? Connected to broader debates on multilateral decision-making, modalities of international cooperation, and institutional complexity, this blog post assesses the potential merits and pitfalls of the Strategic Compass.
By Maria (Mary) Papageorgiou – This blog post identifies five challenges facing NATO and explores their future implications. Leadership, funding, disinformation campaigns, biosecurity threats and the relationship between the allies will determine the alliance’s direction in the emerging geostrategic environment.
By Erica Moret – How the UK coordinates its sanctions policies with the EU will be important in a post-Brexit world.
By Ramon della Torre – Using sovereign debt securities as instruments to help mitigate conflicts has been largely underestimated.
By Velibor Jakovleski – The State Monopoly on the Legitimate use of Force (SMLF) implies that states alone have the right to use, or authorize the use of, force. Examples of the responsibilization of the market suggest this is only an ideal type.