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A Quiet Steady Dance

eu!radio |

Every Monday, a member of the international academic association ‘UACES’ will address a current topic linked to their research,  we welcome Dr Malin Stegmann-McCallion again, from the University of Karlstad. Listen to the podcast on eu!radio.     In January, you gave us an outline on the Swedish Council Presidency, making good use of the “official Spotify […]

The Mobilisation of Help in Poland

eu!radio |

Every Monday, a member of the international academic association ‘UACES’ will address a current topic linked to their research, we welcome Karolina Czerska-Shaw from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

Science diplomacy and the North-South divide: Lessons learned from Southern participation in intergovernmental science organizations

Europe of Knowledge |

Anna-Lena Rüland, Nicolas Rüffin, Katharina Cramer, Prosper Ngabonziza, Manoj Saxena, Stefan Skupien Science diplomacy, broadly defined as all activities at the intersection of science policy and international relations, has become somewhat of a buzzword during the last 10 years. Initially coined and put on the international agenda by prominent US-American policymakers and institutions, it has […]

Ontological (In)Security at the Russia-EU Border: The Case of Finland and Estonia

Lauren K. Rogers |

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the biggest security challenge to confront Europe in decades. In the face of the crisis, there were unprecedented calls for solidarity with Ukraine, but also a renewed effort to enact a common foreign and security policy that is both strategic and forward-looking. Ultimately, this breach of international law raises a […]

What might Labour do on UK-EU relations?

Simon Usherwood |

Maybe it’s the sense of the passing of the seasons and the proximity of the next British general election, but recently I’ve been asked a lot about whether a Labour government would make a bold move on EU relations. Mujtaba Rahman has obviously also been finding this, with his report today about various member states […]

European Sovereignty Agenda and the UK: Time to Catch Up

Gesine Weber |

The Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s war against Ukraine, and intensifying US-China competition and its repercussions on EU member states have prompted the bloc to increasingly reflect on its position on the geopolitical chessboard and forced it to take concrete action.

UACES Chair’s Message — June 2023

Simon Usherwood |

One of the great pleasures of being Chair of UACES is the repeated opportunity to talk with colleagues who have contributed to the life of the Association through the years and who continue to want to do their bit to our on-going endeavours.

Obituary: Uwe Kitzinger 1928-2023

William E. Paterson |

Uwe was the leading advocate of British membership in the then EEC and he continued this advocacy through Brexit till his death. He had developed the skill of advocacy as President of the Oxford Union and his advocacy was expressed first in his enormously influential book ’The Challenge of the Common Market‘.

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