Black lives matter in Europe too

Khaled Diab, Author of ‘Islam for the Politically Incorrect’ and Anti-Terrorism Expert, highlights how racism continues to manifest in Europe, providing an interesting perspective on racism in relation to ethnicity, equality and the environment. This article was originally published on Social Europe and was republished with permission. No one should be smug about racism in Europe. Here too there is a toxic interaction between ethnicity, equality … Continue reading Black lives matter in Europe too

The strategic challenges facing EU security and defence cooperation

Dr Nicholas Wright, Teaching Fellow in EU Politics, Department of Political Science UCL, argues that the EU must consider the wider factors impacting foreign, defence and security policy if it is to have a meaningful role on the international stage. Since 2016 there has been a slow but significant increase in EU defence and security cooperation. The EU’s Global Strategy published in July of that … Continue reading The strategic challenges facing EU security and defence cooperation

Will the EU’s foreign policy and defence ambitions be reflected in the next long-term budget?

Anna Nadibaidze, analyst of European affairs, foreign policy and security and holder of MSc in International Relations from LSE, assesses the EU’s budgetary commitments towards foreign policy and defence in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the COVID-19 pandemic has created a major challenge for the EU’s ability to live up to its plans for future defence and security integration, it … Continue reading Will the EU’s foreign policy and defence ambitions be reflected in the next long-term budget?

COVID-19 and the surge of the anti-racist movement in France

Philippe Marlière, Professor of French and European Politics at UCL, argues that anti-racist activism in France has surged due to police brutality and the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on BAME populations. This article was originally written for the Political Studies Association Blog as part of their “COVID-19 Blog Series: How Europe has responded to the crisis.” Click here to read the original post. George Floyd’s … Continue reading COVID-19 and the surge of the anti-racist movement in France

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Reinstate Democratic Deliberativeness

Dr Myriam Hunter-Henin, Reader in Law & Religion and Comparative Law (UCL Laws), explores democratic decision-making during the Covid-19 pandemic. She is the author of Why Religious Freedom Matters for Democracy: Comparative Reflections from Britain and France for a Democratic Vivre Ensemble (Hart 2020). For all the tragic consequences they bring and the uncertainties they trigger, pandemics are also bearers of truth: they reveal the … Continue reading COVID-19: An Opportunity to Reinstate Democratic Deliberativeness