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Christian Dietrich

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Supporting Syria and the region: what next?

Written by Patryk Pawlak, Graphics by Christian Dietrich, Since the beginning of the fighting in Syria in 2011, the conflict has forced over 4.5 million Syrians to flee the country and seek refuge across the region – primarily in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Another 6.6 million people have been displaced internally. A political solution to … Continue reading

The nuclear agreement with Iran

Written by Patryk Pawlak; Graphics: Christian Dietrich The International Atomic Energy Agency referred the issue of Iran’s nuclear programme to the UN Security Council (UNSC) in 2006. The UN gradually adopted restrictive measures against Iran, including an embargo on states exporting materials that could be used for Iran’s nuclear programme and placing financial and travel … Continue reading

European Commission: Facts and Figures

Written by Christian Dietrich and Giulio Sabbati, The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. Under the Treaties, its tasks are to ‘promote the general interest of the Union’, without prejudice to individual Member States, ‘ensure the application of the Treaties’ and adopted measures, and ‘execute the budget’. It further holds a … Continue reading

European Neighbourhood Policy: Southern Neighbourhood – migration issues

Written by Joanna Apap and graphics by Christian Dietrich The Valletta Summit held in November 2015 was the venue for more than 60 countries to come together with the European Union and African Union institutions, as well as regional and international organisations involved, to address the current migration crisis. The summit was called for in … Continue reading

The new old face of terrorism

Written by Patryk Pawlak, Graphics by Christian Dietrich, While the investigation into the causes of the crash of the Russian airliner with 224 people on-board continues – with a number of versions indicating an explosion – there is growing evidence to suggest that this was not an accident but rather an act of terror. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

Cyber diplomacy: confidence-building measures

Written by Patryk Pawlak Graphics by Christian Dietrich The growing importance of internet-enabled platforms for delivery of government, financial, and public services makes them one of the key priorities for national security. Over recent years, state, state-sponsored and non-state actors (i.e. terrorist organisations, organised crime groups) alike have resorted to intrusive techniques to gain the … Continue reading

Risk and resilience in foreign policy

Written by Patryk Pawlak Graphics by Christian Dietrich The complexity of risks affecting the world is illustrated by the interconnected nature of conflicts, natural hazards, water shortages and state collapse. The current migratory challenge Europe is facing is yet more evidence that distance or the natural borders inherent in seas, mountains and deserts are of … Continue reading

Cohesion Policy implementation in the EU28

Written by Sorina Ionescu and Christian Dietrich EU Regional Policy is an investment policy. Via various funding programmes, it supports job creation, competitiveness, economic growth, improved quality of life and sustainable development. These investments contribute to the delivery of the Europe 2020 strategy. Regional policy also aims to reduce the economic, social and territorial disparities between … Continue reading

Cyber diplomacy: EU dialogue with third countries

Written by Patryk Pawlak. Graphics by Christian Dietrich The current global debates about the role of governments in internet governance and the application of international law in cyberspace will have significant impact on the future of the internet. With a view to shaping their outcome, the EU is focusing on a number of priority areas: … Continue reading

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