DEBATE: What are the real prospects for strengthened European defence?

Two experts debated the significance of the conclusions of the European Council meeting on 15 December 2016. European leaders agreed that Europeans must do more to strengthen Europe's security and defence in a challenging...

Donald Trump Seen From The Arab & Muslim World

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States represents the start of a new phase following eight years of the Obama administration.  While Trump’s win has surprised many people, Donald Trump...

The ISIS wave that’s yet to come & how the EU can face it...

Published on E!SHARP web page. 2017 is going to be a volatile year for combating terrorism around the globe. By this time last year, ISIS and its affiliates staged over 40 terrorist attacks in 9 different...

The Cybersecurity Conundrum

A quarter-century on, as whole new layers of a burgeoning digital economy like the Internet of Things (IoT) rest on it, the Internet faces an array of challenges from the Dark Side that its...

Italy and Syria: Potentials and Contradictions

The EU has not yet been able to outline a consistent stance towards the recent developments in Syria. This is mainly due to the lack of a shared approach among the so called EU-3...

South Asia: Potential Hot-bed for global extremism?

Home to nearly 2 billion inhabitants, South Asia gathers a wide range of languages, distinct cultures and various religions. However large the differences might be, the nations in South Asia also share a common...

Analyzing the Islamic State’s Weapons Capability: What Weapons Does It Use and Where Does...

The Islamic State has been severely weakened in recent months due to advances made by Iraqi forces, Shi’ite militias, Kurdish fighters, and the US-led coalition. Through gruelling battles over its strongholds, ISIS has not...
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Terrorism: developing counter-measures against an unidentified enemy

The work of the international summit on the fight against terrorism of 2005 led the UN General Assembly to adopt the first UN’s strategy against terrorism on July 8th 2006. This strategy entails an Action Plan that aims to counteract the development of conditions that favour terrorism, to combat it, take measures to reinforce States’ capacities, reinforce the UN’s role, and respect human rights in the fight against terrorism. In addition, the G8, the European Union, NATO, the Organization of American States and the Arab League have been acting in trying to determine the causes of extremism, identify its roots and counteract its negative effects.

Time for a “reset” in Saudi Arabia-Iran relations: the role of interreligious dialogue

The Sunni-Shiite antagonism remains at the core of the current events in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Amid the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, the unceasing tensions in Lebanon, Bahrain and the...

Round Table Series | DEFENCE INVESTMENTS: GUIDELINES FOR THE FUTURE

DEFENCE INVESTMENTS: GUIDELINES FOR THE FUTURE Following the Wales Summit NATO Allies pledged to reverse the decline in defence expenditures in order to meet NATO’s 2% + 20% Guidelines within a decade. With the recent NATO...
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PRESIDENT'S OP-EDS

The Future Tasks of the Alliance: 50 Years After the Harmel...

Fifty years ago, the Harmel Report “has shown that the Alliance is a dynamic and vigorous organization which is constantly adapting itself to changing...

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