The recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh will have serious consequences for the South Caucasus and for the European Union (EU). The victory of Azerbaijan and the subsequent redrawing of regional borders marks an
20 years ago, on 31 October 2000, Resolution 1325 was adopted by the UN Security Council under the slogan of ‘Women – Peace – Security’. In the Resolution, the Security Council acknowledges the disproportionate impact that conflict has on women
Salon Shabka | European Security and Defence: A story of progressing integration and the Space Race 2.0
On 9th October 2020 we had the chance to talk with Sofia-Maria Satanakis and Christoph Schwarz from the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) about the latest developments in the Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU
On the 29th of September Shabka was invited to participate at the 2020 Vienna Peace and Security Talks. The conference was organized by the Karl Renner Institute in cooperation with the FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe,
The stability of Tunisia is threatened because of the escalation of tensions of neighbouring countries, which are Libya, Mali and Nigeria. Moreover, the country is facing a severe political and economic crisis, with social tensions, and they intensified with the
In August, the Lebanese government stepped down amid growing public anger following a massive explosion that struck the main port of Beirut. Many MPs and lawmakers openly blamed the corrupt “system” for what had happened. But who is this “system”?
The European Union has long emphasized international law when engagingin peace processes. Without a doubt, international law is a critical means in shaping internationalrelations and global community. But is it the most suitable one to settle conflict?
After more than six months without proper political leadership, the Iraqiparliament approved a new government with Mustafa al-Kadhimi as the primeminister.
Presidential elections in Belarus took place on 9 August 2020. They were followed by mass protests that demanded a fair count of votes. Police responded with violent crackdown on protesters, detaining over seven thousand demonstrators, wounding and beating up many
The repatriation of ISIS’s European fighters is one of the most pressing and divisive issues that Europe is faced with today. Politicians have been reluctant to repatriate them and to risk another attack on European soil. However, member states’ current