Violent extremist ideologies and terrorism have become a serious concern for the progress of the Southern Africa region as far as regional economic integration efforts are concerned.
Die aktuellen Herausforderungen zwingen uns aber Begrifflichkeiten und Denkweisen auseinander zu dividieren, um daraufhin die wichtige Frage zu stellen: Was bedroht Demokratie? Was bedeutet liberal und was angemessen? Viele antidemokratische Entwicklungen unterscheiden sich anhand ihrer Hintergründe und Strategien, aber sie
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
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”?
9 October 2020 | Salon Shabka: European Security and Defence: A story of progressing integration and the Space Race 2.0
Out of all the areas of European integration, security and defence policy has for a long time been the most neglected and challenging domain for enhanced cooperation on the EU level. This comes at little surprise, considering that security and
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.