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Do facts matter when discussing the EU? NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Day, 15 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
For the past couple of days, I’ve been competing in the inaugural EU Twitter Fight Club, where tweeps from different parts of the (notional) European public sphere have been trying to show off their tweeting ability (very broadly defined).
Polscieu: The end of a journey, the start of a new one NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Days, 12 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
For the last six years, I’ve been following EU politics and information flows as a blogger, as an academic, and since 2010 also as an activist with Transparency International, first as a volunteer and since 2012 as a full-time employee her...
Europe and the West vs. Putin’s Russia ? NEW
Ideas on Europe 5 Days, 8 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
One of Geopolityka.net contributors presents an interesting point of view on the mutual relations between Russia and the West after Ukrainian / Crimean crisis: “Putin feels provoked by alleged fascists in Kiev. In fact, to  the aggressive...
Will 2015 see the end of UKIP? NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 23 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
It’s almost Easter, so it is also time for the Political Studies Association annual conference, held this year in Manchester. I had the great pleasure of sitting on a roundtable on UKIP with Rick Whitaker, Phil Lynch and Matt Goo...
EU and Russia: Worlds Apart? NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 6 Hours ago
The long history of relations between Russia and Europe is a complex one, having undergone vacillating shifts between periods of attraction and cooperation at times, and intense competition and mistrust at others (Giusti and Penkova 2012, Light and A...
Explaining the EU’s “Model” Status in its Foreign Policy to Eradicate FGM: Supra-National Identity, Riding the Hegemonic Wave. NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Introduction “Why is the European Union (EU) still regarded as a model power in its efforts to abolish Female Genital Cutting within the African continent in spite of the poor records that exists within the EU itself”? My thesis in respon...
Localising Norms: EU-ASEAN Norm Diffusion NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The years 2007 and 2009 were both monumental ones for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In 2007, the 10 ASEAN member states came together to sign the ASEAN Charter, an unprecedented agreement calling for all member states to work to...
From a Worm to a Tiger – Does the EU need an Army? NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
In December 1998, the heads of state of Britain and France met for a two-day summit in St-Malo, France, to discuss the defence policy of Europe. The result of the summit was heralded as a breakthrough, given the long-standing impasse between the two...
The Credibility of the EU’s Normative Power in the Development Agenda NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Much scholarly literature has been written about the nature of EU’s foreign policy actions. With regards to the development agenda, the EU has often been considered a strong normative power given its first order standing in the amount of foreig...
The ghosts of Libya in Crimea: EU’s continued Weakness in Crisis Response. NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
This post will demonstrate that the on-going crisis in the Crimea has once again exposed the EU’s weakness in crisis response by highlighting the inability of its member states to adopt a coherent and effective response to an external crisis. T...
The failure of the Quint in handling the Crimean Crisis. NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours ago
The Russian annexation of Crimea has become one of the most widely talked about issues in foreign policy circles this year for a very good reason: Russia’s actions are seen as the biggest foreign policy challenge to the European Union since the...
Success or Failure: EU’s economic diplomacy with lesser powers NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
According to Baldwin, economic diplomacy is defined as the use of economic means by a state to achieve its interests and goals (Baldwin, 1985:8). The European Union, rather than relying on military might, believe strongly in civilian power and partak...
EU’s Military Gazes to the Dark NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
As the world and the European Union casts its gaze on the destabilizing situation in the eastern cities of Donetsk and Kharkiv in Ukraine, it reaffirms once more that international awareness could only be shaped by great power politics. In this case,...
Question of Strategic Partnership and the EU NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The question of strategic partnership has been brought up when assessing EU’s foreign policy relations with the United States, Russia, and China. In particular, the debate surrounds the EU’s ambiguous relationship with China, often marred...
Normative Power and Vested Interests – The Case of EU and China’s Arms Trade Policy NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Normative Power and the EU  The human rights agenda features heavily on the rhetoric and policies of the EU, and thus enables the EU to capitalize on a new identity, formed by shared idealistic values held by member states. European Union i...
Biofuels in the EU: Illegitimacy of Normative Power Europe NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Climate change, environmental protection and sustainable development are areas in which the EU has emerged in recent years as a global leader. They have become integral parts of the EU’s normative dimension, one that the EU themselves have cons...
EU’s Ailing Economic Diplomacy NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Economic diplomacy is a form of statecraft that uses a range of economic tools to achieve foreign policy ends. According to most scholars such as Woolcock, EU’s considerable success has been attributed to two economic instruments: (1) prog...
The EU’s Impotence on all Things Except Economic Diplomacy NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
The recent case on the annexation of Crimea and the EU’s flaccid non-response, at least militarily, highlights the relative impotence of the EU in matters of “high politics”. Should onlookers be surprised by such an emasculation on...
The Europeanisation of Europe’s Foreign Policy: Organisational Socialisation in the European External Action Service NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Building on Nivet’s (2011) article, I similarly argue that the European External Action Service (EEAS) plays a key role in the socialisation of its diplomats which leads to the Europeanisation of European Union (EU) member states’ nationa...
Hakamada Iwao Released from Death Row after 46 Years NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Week, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
On the 27 March 2014, Hakamada Iwao, a former boxer, was released from death row having been there for 46 years since 1968. He has consistently stated that he was forced to confess to the murder of a family of four in 1966. However, until this date,...