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Should China bail out Europe?

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Many economists, pundits and policymakers in Europe think that China is in an ideal position to rescue the Eurozone from its debt problems. The main argument goes more or less like this: China has $3.2 trillion foreign reserves, of which two thirds are in US dollars and only one quarter is in euros. It would […]

The New Euroscepticism

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UACES member, Simon Usherwood recently presented a UACES Arena seminar at Edelman | The Centre in Brussels to an audience of over 50 representatives from European institutions, think tanks and pressure groups. An article arising from the seminar has since been published by E!Sharp.  

Interview: Ben Rosamond and the importance of IPE in European Studies

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Ben Rosamond (Copenhaguen University) and Miguel Otero-Iglesias (Oxford Brookes University) discuss the current and future importance of non-mainstream IPE approaches in understanding the European Union and its role in the new world order after the Global Financial Crisis.

Leonhard den Hertog discusses Frontex and the rise in immigration after the Arab Spring

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In the first part of this short interview, Leonhard den Hertog, University of Cologne, discusses the difficulties in assessing the accountability of the EU Borders Agency (Frontex). The second part of this interview looks at whether the scale of migration to Italy following the Arab Spring has been overstated.

Tell us about your research? Shelly Gottfried speaks to Miguel Otero-Iglesias

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Now in her third year at City University, Shelly Gottfried discusses the challenges of undertaking her PhD with Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Oxford Brookes University. She also offers her views on the immediate problems facing the EU in light of the Arab Spring.

Tell us about your research? Mark Field on the EU Commission’s Expert Groups

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Mark Field, University of Portsmouth, reflects on his experiences as a first PhD student, discussing the motivations behind his research into the European Commission’s expert groups, as well as the challenges it has raised.

The search for a coherent strategic diplomacy in EU foreign policy

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What is the most important lesson that the European External Action Service should take from the ‘Arab Spring’ ? In an interview by Cristian Nitoiu from Loughborough University, Professor Michael Smith evaluates the development of the External Actions and the goal of creating a coherent strategic diplomacy within the European Union’s foreign policy.

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