The European Defence Industrial Strategy: a new step within the European Union’s Security and Defence roadmap

The defence has become a key issue for the EU. After Russia’s invasion old needs have resurged. The EDIS sets the defence industrial policy.

India’s G20 Presidency: Opportunities and Challenges

If you arrived in a major Indian city right now, posters and installations of India’s G20 logo would cram your field of vision. From airports to government offices and trains, you will have hoardings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcoming you to the “mother of democracy” and letting everyone know that India is hosting the year’s G20.

(Analysis) Navigating the Complexities of Georgia’s Political Crisis: Domestic and Foreign Policy Dimensions

The political crisis in Georgia is a complex issue with a mix of domestic and foreign policy implications. It challenges its pro-Western foreign policy and relations with the West, triggering debates on the possibility of Tbilisi’s shift toward Moscow, turning a blind eye to the need for democratic reforms and falling into authoritarianism.

The Birth of the European Diplomatic Academy: Giant Leap or A Small Step Towards A United European Foreign Policy?

In August 2022, the European External Action Service launched a pilot project for the establishment of a European Diplomatic Academy with the long-term goal to solidify and unify European foreign policy.

(Analysis) The Return of Hard Geopolitics: Towards a New Era of EU-Japan Strategic Cooperation?

With increasing entanglements between Japan and the EU has there been a tipping point in EU-Japan strategic convergence?

Let’s Tune In: The US retaliates to attacks in Syria

On Wednesday, US troops stationed in the South of  Syria attacked bunkers in Deir el-Zor province after a Syrian attack. These US attacks took place because of the aggressions the US troops were subjected to last week. the US thinks the attacks have been made by the Tehran-backed militias even if the Iranians denied it.

EU Military Response: Uncharted Territory in the Union Foreign Policy

The European response to the war in Ukraine has not only shifted the paradigm of EU foreign response, but it has also created a series of unprecedented changes to the very function of the Union. As such, it becomes imperative to investigate the mechanisms and the implications of these new systems in order to assess what they could imply for the European Union’s future.

Constitutional Review in Botswana: The Nexus between Cultural-Liberal Values and its Implications for Foreign Policy

Cultural and liberal norms have a place in Botswana’s modern constitutional order. It is imperative for the country’s constitution to be drafted in such a way that these values and norms are reconciled in the interest of social cohesion. It is also worth noting that cultural underpinnings have always had a bearing on the country’s diplomacy.

A Prominent Middle Power No More: Canada’s Fledgling Foreign Policy

With a deepening contested and competitive global order, Canada needs to review its foreign policy. This first entry of a three-part analysis identifies four major areas Canada has mismanaged in its foreign policy.