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Ontological (In)Security at the Russia-EU Border: The Case of Finland and Estonia

Lauren K. Rogers |

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the biggest security challenge to confront Europe in decades. In the face of the crisis, there were unprecedented calls for solidarity with Ukraine, but also a renewed effort to enact a common foreign and security policy that is both strategic and forward-looking. Ultimately, this breach of international law raises a […]

Justice for Blessing: Contesting Police Violence at the Franco-Italian Border

Janina Pescinski |

On October 25th, Tous Migrants, a French migrant advocacy organization, announced that it had filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights concerning the death of Blessing Matthew, a young Nigerian woman who died after crossing the Franco-Italian border. This appeal is based in part on new evidence in the case that came to light in an investigation by Border Forensics.

Field Trip Report- My Experience at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center in Ghana

Silvia Peirolo |

Security assistance is at the forefront of international engagement in “weak” or “fragile” states. Making so-called fragile states secure and stable is viewed by the international community as essential for dealing with the consequences of the transnational and diffuse nature of insecurity such as trafficking of arms, drugs and human beings and to prevent their […]

POLITICO’s EU Studies & Career Fair goes virtual – again

The UACES Network |

Every year, POLITICO organizes the largest recruitment event in EU affairs in Europe. At the event, the world’s best universities and organizations connect with thousands of youngsters looking for a future in EU Affairs, International Relations, Political Sciences, Business, Economics and Public Policy. Due to the pandemic, the EU Studies & Career Fair events team […]

A Book Review: Hitler’s Cosmopolitan Bastard: Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi and his Vision of Europe

The UACES Network |

Even amongst those well-versed in the history of European integration, the name of Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (RCK for short here and in the book) is relatively unknown.  This is particularly true in the anglosphere where until now there was no biography in English of this remarkable 20th century figure.  Martyn Bond would have already done a considerable service by producing such a biography but in fact, the book offers much more and can be read with equal profit by specialists as well as the general reader. 

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