The European Narrative: EU & the Media

The state of the media in the European Union is under intense pressure, facing threats such as fake news and physical risk to journalists,...

Brexit Two Years On: Uncertainty in London, an Opportunity for the Western Balkans?

On June 23, 2016, European politics were shaken to the core by the United Kingdom’s decision to exit the European Union. Two years later,...

Losing Faith? The Role of the Catholic Church in Contemporary Poland

On the night of October 30, 2020, a peculiar atmosphere reigned in Poland’s capital Warsaw. The sky was lit up by the blue lights...

The Franco-German Compromise: Laying the Foundations of a European Defence Union

Two years after the EU rolled out its new global strategy and security policy as a reaction to the Brexit referendum, Germany and France...

Media Pluralism and Media Freedom Under Threat in Hungary?

Enshrined in the European Charter on Fundamental Rights and in the European Convention of Human Rights, media freedom and media pluralism are inadmissible elements...

An Endless Emergency

Paris is always Paris. The narrow cobblestone streets, crowded clubs, beautiful museums and baguettes all matched my expectations. Until the first group of soldiers...

Law and Morality in the Crimean Crisis

Speaking about the Crimean crisis in 2014, some refer to it as an annexation while others prefer to call it a reunification. At first...

Fortress Europe: Exporting an inhumane border regime

Despite a globalized world that seems to be growing ever smaller and increasingly interconnected, more and more borders are being constructed and fortified. What...

Fractured Columns in the European Security Architecture

Security experts from around Europe sparred on the meaning and necessity of the OSCE at today’s DASICON panel, “The OSCE in the European Security...

Strategic Foresight – The New-Old Approach to 21st Century Statecraft 

Strategic foresight (SF) has been put high on the EU agenda by the Von der Leyen Commission from the outset of its mandate.  The...

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