Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Spain Recognizes Kosovo Passports

Spain did a 180 degree turn and decided to recognize Kosovo passports. This means that anyone with a Kosovo passport will be able to travel throughout the Schengen area without a visa, considerably strengthening Kosovo passports.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Italian Foreign Minister Proposes EU Army

Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani calls for the creation for an EU army. This is not a novel proposal, yet it remains an elusive goal of the EU.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Hungary Advocates for Georgian EU Candidate Status

Last year Ukraine and Moldova were recognized as official candidates of the EU. Georgia on the other hand only had its European perspective recognized but Hungary isn’t having it anymore. Hungary calls this decision political rather than based on merit and demands Georgia be given candidate status this fall.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Hacking Impacts Poland’s Railway System And NATO

Poland suffered hacking which impacted its trains. In July however it faced another hacking incident which affected sensitive information from NATO.

Post Conflict Era: The Future of the EU Strategic Autonomy

The Russo-Ukraine conflict has strengthened the EU’s will to seek strategic autonomy. However, the EU’s reliance on the US and NATO for security may halt further plans for strategic autonomy.

(Analysis) Greco-Turkish Conflict: Drivers, Feasibility, and Impact on EU security and NATO

As the Greco-Turkish conflict ignites once more, what could be the consequences for European security and NATO unity? Is a military conflict between the two NATO members a concrete possibility?

Editor’s Note: Takeaways from the Poland Missile Incident on NATO’s Readiness

Two Polish citizens were killed when an alleged Russian missile crashed in a Polish village. What takeaways does the incident offer about NATO’s readiness?

Let’s Tune In: Russian Partial Mobilization

On September 21st, Putin announced a “partial mobilization” composed of Russian reservists who will be engaged on the Russian territory, which is threatened by the European uptight attitude to “destroy” the Russian territory and its strength. In his speech, Putin shifted the meaning of the war from a “special military operation” to an existential operation that will depend on Russian unity and its strength. These would have been the words used by Putin in a Russian televised address.

[Analysis] A Fortified or Pearsonian Middle Power? Canada’s Strategic Dilemma with Hard Power Politics

In this final entry of a three-part analysis, the article proposes how Canada can posture itself as a multi-peripheral middle power through the incorporation of hard power politics into its national security and defence planning and operations.