The European Union Grapples with Brexit
The European Union Grapples with Brexit

Keep Calm and Carry On – But How?

by Jana Puglierin, Julian Rappold | United Kingdom, European Union

Whether the rest of the European Union can come together in the face of the stunning outcome of the United Kingdom’s referendum will depend substantially on German leadership

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Brexit: National Perspectives
Brexit: National Perspectives

Britain voted "Leave" on June 23. What will this mean for the EU and the rest of the world?

In the summer of 2014 – when the notion of Brexit was merely a hypothetical exercise – Almut Möller and Tim Oliver asked 26 experts inside and outside the EU to give their national perspectives on the impact of a potential British Exit from the European Union. The 117-page volume collects the views from France, the US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Ireland, China, Slovenia, Norway, Austria, Romania Bulgaria, Brussels, Switzerland, Denmark, Australia/New Zealand, Hungary, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Finland, Greece, Japan, Singapore, The Netherlands, and Brazil.

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Brexit and the Shape of EU Power to Come
Brexit and the Shape of EU Power to Come

How is Britain’s vote to leave the UK going to affect the EU and its weight in the rest of the world?

by Claire Demesmay, Stefan Meister, Jana Puglierin, Julian Rappold, Henning Riecke, Eberhard Sandschneider, Gereon Schuch | United Kingdom, European Union

What will the effects of Brexit be on the balance of power within the EU, particular between Germany and France? How have the Visegrad States responded? Does Brexit Represent a Victory for Putin? What does Brexit mean for security cooperation between the US and the EU? And what about China? We asked DGAP experts to weigh in.

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    On the genesis of a geopolitical concept and its effects on Ukraine

    03/05/2016 | 09:00 - 10:30 | DGAP | Russia, Political Culture

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The Resurfacing Turkish-Kurdish Question and its Regional Impact
The Resurfacing Turkish-Kurdish Question and its Regional Impact

The Turkish time machine

by Kristian Brakel | Near and Middle East/North Africa, War/Warfare

The bomb that went off in downtown Ankara on March 13, killing 37 people, was a stark reminder that war has returned to Turkey. The second such attack within one month, it clearly shows that the conflict has the capacity to engulf all of Turkey. With the peace process in a shambles and the violent spillover from Syria intensifying, the resurgence of the Turkish-Kurdish conflict almost makes it seem as if the country has traveled back in time to the height of the civil war in the 1990s.

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Voices from Ukrainian Civil Society
Voices from Ukrainian Civil Society

Audio interviews with Roman Romanov, Orysia Lutsevych, and Nataliia Shapoval

by Juulia Barthel | Europe, Government and Society

At the annual joint conference of the DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center and Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs), experts from Ukraine and the EU discussed what instruments could be effective in fighting corruption in Ukraine, implementing the rule of law, and increasing Ukrainians’ trust in their state apparatus. We followed up with interviews.

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Germany’s Vote to Strike ISIS in Syria
Germany’s Vote to Strike ISIS in Syria

Signalling a shift in its approach to international law

by Eric Langland | Europe, Law of War

After the terrorist attacks in Paris in November, President Hollande somewhat surprisingly invoked Article 42.7 of the Lisbon Treaty – the EU’s mutual assistance clause – instead of NATO’s Article 5 to win European support for the military campaign against ISIS in Syria. Germany’s Bundestag answered the call, voting in December to authorize military support. By championing Lisbon’s assistance clause, Germany sent a clear signal to its fellow member states in support of European common defense.

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