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Mogherini’s World – Reflecting on the 2016 EU Global Strategy

The world has changed. Europe’s neighborhoods are going up in flames causing real problems for the stability of the European Union (EU). European Member States have considerably downsized their foreign and defense spendings due to the Eurozone crisis and lingering … Continue reading

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Book Review in The International Spectator

In November 2014, Ashgate published my first single author book reflecting on the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) of the European Union (here is the link to the page). This book is addressed to an audience in search of … Continue reading

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Cuba and Iran – Obama’s Legacy or Diplomatic Victories?

President Obama appears to be working on solidifying his legacy in the last years of his second mandate. His two real diplomatic victories are coming at the last mile of his presidency with the closing of the nuclear deal with … Continue reading

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HR Mogherini – A Foreign Policy Leader à la Clinton?

Even with an absent United Kingdom in European foreign and security policy, the excellent British think tank Chatham House has been the center of the euro-atlantic foreign policy world. Candidates for the 2016 US Presidential race are passing by as … Continue reading

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Power Transition from Ashton to Mogherini

On November 1st, 2014, the transfer of power from Catherine Ashton to Frederica Mogherini was finally official. Federica Mogherini is the third High Representative (HR), as well referred as EU foreign minister, in EU history. The first HR, Javier Solana of … Continue reading

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Mogherini’s Choices

On the 6th of October, Federica Mogherini was facing the European Parliament for her confirmation hearing as the next High Representative/Vice President (HR/VP). In an hearing of over 3 hours, she described and presented her vision of the job and the role of … Continue reading

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A Rushed EEAS?

In a report published on June 30th, 2014, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) finds that the European External Action Service (EEAS) is “operational,” but that “the establishment of the EEAS was rushed and inadequately prepared, beset by too many constraints … Continue reading

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