Security Institutions, State Transformation, and the "Insecurity Trap"
Despite long-term and general declines in most forms of lethal violence, some states and regions, in particular in the Global South, remain caught in an “insecurity trap.” Neither “declinist” scholars who present war and all forms of violence in long-term decline due to sh
Internal and External Understanding of EU’s Strategic Autonomy: How to Adapt to the New Realities
In the period to 2030, one can expect a major shift in European policy: the emergence of a properly strategic EU. The objective of the study is to shed light on the different national understandings of strategic EU action.
Regional Free Movement of People Law: A New Field of Study for International Migration Law
A powerful narrative presents the response to migration as the erection of borders. This project explores its apparent converse: the easing of borders at regional level. At least 174 states have policies and laws facilitating free movement of people.
A History of Turkey’s Future and its Implications for Europe
Despite the different profiles that the last three American presidents presented to the World and despite the unsettled and unsettling state of domestic politics in the USA, the foriegn and security shift by Washington is clear.
Panel Event: The German Elections and Europe's Future
This public panel discussion will address the results of the elections from three regions of Europe by researchers who are this year’s Europe’s Futures Fellows, moderated by the IWM Acting Rector and Permanent Fellow,…
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