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Karine de Vergeron delivered keynote address ‘Global Challenges for EU Cultural Diplomacy’

Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron, associate director and head of the Europe Programme of the GPI delivered the keynote address « Global Challenges for EU Cultural Diplomacy » as part of the international symposium PD-PCF UC Reactik entitled « Cultural Diplomacy...
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Update of the 2015 Perceptions Study – Dr Karine de Vergeron

The Global Policy Institute is very happy to announce the release of the Update of the 2015 Perceptions Study funded by the EU Foreign Partnership Instrument and edited by PD-PCF and PPMI to which GPI Associate Director and Head of...
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Cold War Mark 2: Is the US the Ideologue Now?

There seems little doubt either that a new Cold War is appearing in the world, or of its ideological content. This is not to dismiss economic competition and security issues, but there needs to be a recognition of the ideological...
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How to get to a place of peace for Ukraine

Negotiation involving compromises on both sides will spare the people suffering, while preserving their sovereignty and independence. “Forget the cheese – let’s get out of the trap” — Robert A. Lovett, U.S. Secretary of Defense 1951-53. The talks now underway...
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The Catastrophe in Ukraine

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the West now has no choice but to impose the toughest possible economic sanctions on Russia and to seek to unite as much of the world as possible in pressing Russia to...
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Europe’s ‘unity’ for the sake of ‘unity’ against Russia is misguided

In recent years, the world’s great powers have increasingly placed their own narrow interests and their deepening competition with one another ahead of the well-being of the wider international order: the United States reiterates its lofty principles without truly addressing...
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Europe-India: New Strategic Challenges

The most recent India-EU summits, held on 15 July 2020 and 8 May 2021, significantly enhanced the strategic dimension of the bilateral relationship. India was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the European Union when representatives...
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Dr Lisbonne-Szais de Vergeron nominated to Scientific Council of the Robert Schuman Foundation

GPI Associate Director and Head of the Europe Programme, Dr Karine Lisbonne-Szais de Vergeron, has been nominated to the  Scientific Council of the Robert Schuman Foundation, a leading European research and studies centre with offices in Paris and Brussels: https://www.robert-schuman.eu/en/scientific-council...
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Russia Can’t Be Excluded From European Affairs

The Western attempt to expel Russia from Europe has failed. That there was such an attempt was always implicit in the strategy of seeking to admit every European country but Russia into NATO and the European Union. In this context,...
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In the shadow of war – Ukraine and the limits of a ‘geopolitical’ EU

The EU’s relationship with Russia for the past decade or more has been characterised by uncertainty. That uncertainty finally came to an end in 2021, albeit in a fashion which raised further questions over the EU’s ability to become a...
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Ending the Threat of War in Ukraine: A Negotiated Solution to the Donbas Conflict and the Crimean Dispute

The new threat of war over Ukraine resulting from the Russian demands of December 2021 should focus the minds of U.S. and European policymakers on the unsolved dispute that is responsible for much of the tension between Russia and Ukraine,...
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AUKUS and the Strategic Compass – Towards a European ‘third way’ in the Indo-Pacific?

Despite incoming US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan expressing disappointment about EU Member States’ decision to move forward with the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment with China in December 2020, the EU’s expectation of consultation was not reciprocated when the US...
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Head of GPI Europe participates in conference on “External Perceptions of the EU in Times of Global Crisis”

Dr Karine de Vergeron, Associate Director & Head of Europe of the GPI, took part to the Virtual Conference Panel “External Perceptions of the EU in Times of Global Crises: Continuity and Change?” organised by COST ENTER, the European Network...
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How Will The EU Finance And Develop Its “Global Gateway” Belt & Road Alternative Infrastructure Plan?

Although the EU has not yet provided details of the sources of finance for its Global Gateway program, nonetheless, EU Commissioner Ursula von der Leyen has said stated, in general terms, that the EU will look to develop these sources...
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China’s Belt & Road In The Mediterranean: From Giant Container Ships To Cruise Liners

The rollout of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) across the northern half of the Mediterranean Sea is typically portrayed in strikingly polar opposite terms depending on the political source. Western think-tanks and Washington/Brussels-centric media regularly depict the BRI as...
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