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Global Europe 12-06-2018

Europe should not forget Iran’s imperialist agenda despite the crumbling of JCPoA

Despite its rich history, traditions and achievements, Iran still considers itself an underdog, a revolutionary, and an active force that wants to reshape its neighbourhood. It feels the deck is stacked against it as it positions itself as the perennial challenger to unfair forces keeping it down, writes Kacper Rekawek.
Global Europe 26-02-2018

How to get Europe back into the Middle East

The Foreign Affairs Council is right to focus on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process when it meets Arab leaders on Monday, but it’s on Iran that the EU is needed the most, writes Franco Frattini, the former Italian foreign minister.
Central Europe 02-12-2016

Fight the lies and ‘alt-truths’

The Kremlin uses our internal grievances to force a wedge between different groups of people in our societies, writes Tomáš Prouza.
Global Europe 16-11-2016

Genocide calls for justice

Evidence of genocide committed by ISIS terrorists is mounting, including eye-witness accounts and the group’s own propaganda. The ICC must prosecute foreign fighters to stop them returning to Europe, write Lars Adaktusson, Lord Alton of Liverpool and Pieter Omtzigt.
Global Europe 10-11-2016

The insurgency takes Washington

Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US presidential elections marks a watershed moment in American political history, and, very possibly, world affairs, writes Giovanni Grevi.

Global Europe 08-09-2016

Bokova for UN Secretary-General

Irina Bokova embodies the strategic thinking necessary to navigate today’s challenges  successfully at the United Nations, writes Sir Graham Watson.
Security 22-07-2016

ISIS in Würzburg

Following an axe attack on a Bavarian commuter train on Monday (18 July) by an Afghan asylum seeker claiming allegiance to ISIS, Germany’s news media were awash with reports that the terrorist organisation had finally staged a successful attack. EURACTIV.com news editor Joel Schalit, was almost there.
Security 30-03-2016

The challenges of the Brussels bombings

Last week's attacks on Brussels exacerbate already existing tensions over freedom of movement and deepening integration. Thanos Dimadis contends that we should think twice before giving into our fears.
Global Europe 15-03-2016

Syria five years on: Time for the EU to step up

Having seen first-hand the evolution of the Syria conflict, Dr. Osama Abo Elezz has witnessed the horrors of a war that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions. He believes that it has now reached a tipping point that could either result in a peace deal or spell disaster for the country.
Global Europe 15-03-2016

Education is the key to development and stability

The EU needs to reach out to civil society in South Asia and make sure its efforts to support education in the region do not go astray, writes Ana Maria Gomez.
Global Europe 29-01-2016

Will the Parliament support Christians in the Middle East?

Islamic State has perpetrated some of the most fearsome acts of the War on Terror. On Wednesday (3 February), the European Parliament will vote on a resolution that seeks to class their brutality as genocide, writes Lars Adaktusson.
Enlargement 19-01-2016

How the US can get Russia and Turkey to talk

With the Iran nuclear deal now in force, the United States can devote its energies to its next big regional challenge: dealing a crippling blow to Islamic State. The geopolitical strategy to move toward this goal is more circuitous than one might think, contends Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
Development Policy 08-12-2015

Making an impact on migration

Migration and security concerns will continue to top the agenda of the December European Council until the root causes are addressed. The impact investment community can provide concrete solutions to this challenge, writes James Knight.
Global Europe 04-12-2015

US and EU’s mistaken support of al-Maliki helped growth of ISIS in Iraq

Nouri al-Maliki's Western-backed rule in Iraq was a disaster that lead to the growth of Isis, argues Struan Stevenson.

Fearless after #Paris: From solidarity to deeper EU changes, less and more Europe

Terrorism will not go away. What are the implications of this sad truth? We face a long ‘simmering war’, akin to the Cold War, requiring strong nerves and smart actions over time. 
Mgr Bashar Matti Warda
Languages & Culture 29-10-2015

Christians in Middle East have a ‘vocation’ to stay

The violence and terror of IS has effectively driven all Christians and Yazidis from their homes in Iraq. To stay in the Middle East or not - that’s the most pressing question for refugees in the region, writes Benoit Lanoo.

Containment of Syria failed, Europe is paying the price

Russia is guaranteeing its strengthening in Syria while the West dithers. It is time for Europe to be both realistic and bold, writes Bassma Kodmani.
Med & South 13-10-2015

Russia confronts the Gulf states on Syria

The recent meetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Gulf states officials in Sochi have been much more confrontational than what was reported, writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.
Med & South 02-10-2015

A German strategy for Syria

A new strategy on Syria is a matter of urgency, given the magnitude of the refugee exodus, and the threat ISIS poses to Europe, writes Guido Steinberg.
A Pegida demonstrator, 8 December 2014
Global Europe 31-07-2015

Adjusting the EU’s counter-terrorism policy

The European Union must use its resources intelligently to control terrorism without destroying its core principles, writes Marc Pierini. 
Azerbaijan 27-07-2015

Azerbaijan was effective in countering radicalisation

While the threat of Islamic terrorism and radicalisation still exists to some extent in Azerbaijan, prevention measures have undoubtedly been very effective, writes Ceyhun Osmanli.
Global Europe 16-03-2015

It’s time for a grand plan to save Syria

Syria is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two, but Assad and IS will continue to act will impunity until the international community takes decisive action, writes Mouaffaq Nyrabia. 
Global Europe 27-10-2014

Cry for help from Kobane: Why it is necessary to prevent another Srebrenica

For more than a month, a bitter struggle has ensued between Kurds and Islamists in Kobane (Arabic: Ain al-Arab). If the Syrian Kurdish town, on the border with Turkey, falls into the hands of the IS, this will be more than just another military victory for the "Islamic State", writes Gülistan Gürbey. If the international community continues just watching, Kobane may soon be mentioned in the same breath as Srebrenica and Rwanda, as a synonym for the failure of the international community.
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