The EU Global Strategy: The opportunity for self-reflection on ‘resilience’
Apr. 3, 2017
‘Resilience’ is a core feature of the EU’s approach to migration. Although an opportunity in the long term, third states’ ‘resilience’ has little to do with the EU’s recent initiatives on the governance of migration, writes GLOBUS researcher Michela Ceccorulli.
A global setback for women's rights
Mar. 9, 2017
On the International Women's Day, GLOBUS researcher Cathrine Holst warned that the global state of gender equality is under threat.
Resilience and EU Foreign Policy: A promise of justice as mutual recognition?
Mar. 1, 2017
Featuring several dozen times within the Union’s global strategy statement and frequently linked to the broader concept of ‘principled pragmatism’, the concept of resilience has been criticised for representing a retreat in European ambition. Far from it, resilience may be an opportunity to take an enormous step forward in EU foreign policy, argues GLOBUS researcher Ben Tonra.
Is the World Trade Organization unjust?
Feb. 20, 2017
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a contested international trade regime. Among other things, it has been accused of favouring large multinational companies and letting developed countries protect their farming products at the expense of developing countries. Presenting the main points of critique directed at the WTO, GLOBUS researchers Johanne Døhlie Saltnes and Kjartan Koch Mikalsen argue that the criticism provides evidence of persisting relations of dominance.
Three challenges for the EU Global Strategy
Dec. 19, 2016
Defending and promoting the EU’s core values must not be forgotten in a world where security and defence is increasingly emphasised, GLOBUS researcher Ben Tonra argues. He critically examines some of the key issues and concepts formulated in the EU Global Strategy, including the EU’s narrative on ‘principled pragmatism’ and resilience.
Why did Paris succeed?
Dec. 8, 2016
The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change was a much-needed breakthrough for multilateralism after more than twenty years of fruitless negotiations. Hayley Walker explains how the French Presidency played an important role in securing a successful agreement by adding the ‘extra ingredients’ of empowerment and recognition to the negotiation process.
The EU Global Strategy and diplomacy
Nov. 21, 2016
The EU Global Strategy is a significant document with many dimensions, ranging from security and defense to resilience to the European neighborhood, and more. GLOBUS researcher Mai’a Cross highlights its diplomacy dimension as being one of its clear strengths.
A crucial year for EU development policy
Sep. 19, 2016
The EU’s common development policy is up for review. The negotiations taking place in the next 12 months will be crucial to the future of the EU’s development policy. GLOBUS researcher Johanne Døhlie Saltnes writes on what is expected to be the main point of contestation, namely how to link development and poverty eradication with sustainability, migration and security.
Reconsidering European contributions to global justice
June 6, 2016
Since its inception the European Union has proclaimed an ambition to promote justice at the global level. But what precisely is the EU’s contribution to global justice? And what could a just foreign policy look like? GLOBUS coordinator Helene Sjursen writes on the rationale behind the EU Horizon 2020-funded project Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice (GLOBUS).