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Trump’s travel ban does more harm than good

Only days after his inauguration as President of the United States, Donald Trump stated that he would not shy away from “fighting fire with fire” when it comes to combating terrorist organizations, such as the self-styled ‘Islamic State’ (or Daesh) and al-Qaeda. The newly-elected President publicly contemplated the reintroduction of ‘enhanced interrogation’ methods such as… Read article ›

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Security is about more than just military spending

Security is not just about strong armies, aircraft carriers and boots-on-the-ground. Peace and stability in the 21st century demand that we tackle so-called ‘soft’ or non-traditional security challenges including development, governance, and environmental degradation. The new President of the United States, Donald Trump, is clearly a hard security man. He talks and tweets tough. The… Read article ›

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Europe needs to enhance its stand on the security of space activities

Space matters for the world and for Europe. Over the last 60 years it has become an increasing presence in our society, supporting telecommunications and broadcasting, weather forecasting, Earth observation and environment monitoring. We rely on space activities for positioning, navigation and timing, and increasingly for security and defence. Space is radically transforming our daily… Read article ›

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Arms sales rules working on paper – just not in practice

Once again, European arms exports are contributing to crisis in the Middle East, and war in the Middle East is creating a crisis of European public policy. In August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait using weapons supplied by all five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as a host of other weapons producers. Today, European-supplied weapons are playing an… Read article ›