The EU’s moratorium on genetically modified foods has ended, but country-specific clashes and possible WTO sanctions still loom.
The EU has added airlines to its greenhouse gas reduction scheme, but the United States and the aviation industry say this violates international law.
This study sets out to highlight differences between the US and European approaches to crisis management and to explore possibilities for more intensive co-operation.
Without a common policy on migration, Europe is struggling to accommodate rising levels of immigrants from Africa.
Steffen Angenendt of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs examines the debate on temporary labor migration in the EU.
An “open skies” agreement between Europe and America could shake up the airline industry and usher in a wave of mergers.
In this policy paper, Michael Jacobson, a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Stein Program on Terrorism, Intelligence, and Policy, says that despite new British initiatives to combat terrorist financing following the July 2005 terrorist subway and bus attacks in London and the disrupted terrorist plot to blow up U.S.-bound planes flying from Heathrow airport in August 2006, the efforts of the European Union (EU) to do the same lack consistency and effect. He says bureaucratic obstacles limit European efforts to designate terrorist entities and freeze their assets.
Romania and Bulgaria have entered a European Union that has stalled at a crossroads, says this commentary from the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The paper discusses the various ways the new EU members will influence policymaking in the EU.
In this document Amnesty International calls for a wider mandate for the new Fundamental Rights Agency, inaugurated on 1 March 2007. It says the agency is based on a fragmented and minimalist conception of "fundamental rights" that bars it from addressing the most pressing human rights challenges in the EU today.
The EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy, which was adopted by the European Council in December 2005, reflects the EU's aim of forming a network of the member states' foreign and domestic policies in the fight against terrorism. The accompanying action plan contains 160 separate measures in the four strands of work of the EU strategy (prevent, protect, pursue and respond). The main objective of this EU policy is to confront "the networks of terror with networks against terror".
The text of a speech delivered at London’s Chatham House on October 02, 2006, by Constanze Stelzenmuller of the German Marshall Fund of the United States about the future of European defence. Stelzenmuller argues that the perception that a common EU defence policy is unworkable is based on myths that undermine pragmatic integration of defence policies.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More