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German Eurocorps soldier
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Prioritising European Defence Cooperation

27 Nov 2014 Security Watch

How can the EU improve its member-states’ defense coordination and cooperation? Christine Nissen thinks Brussels should 1) strengthen the military dimensions of its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), 2) develop more common capabilities, and 3) push for greater integration between the EU’s fragmented defense markets. More on «Prioritising European Defence Cooperation »


Floods in Italy, courtesy of US Army Africa
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Climate Change and EU Security - When and How they Intersect

27 Nov 2014 Security Watch

What steps should the EU take to mitigate the security challenges posed by climate change? At a minimum, Gerald Stang thinks that it’s time for Brussels to look less at climate-related threats from abroad and to consider the ones that exist close to home. More on «Climate Change and EU Security - When and How they Intersect»


Qatar Air Force Mirage 2000
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The Rise of Arab Air Power

26 Nov 2014 Security Watch

After decades of irrelevance, are the air forces of the Arab world on the mend? Florence Gaub has no doubts. The strategic threat posed by Iran has prompted a number of Arab states to overhaul and expand their air arms. More on «The Rise of Arab Air Power»