Security & Defence

The EU’s Internal Security Strategy (ARI)

Félix Arteaga. ARI 75/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 22/6/2010. Go to Spanish version

The EU Justice and Home Affairs Council approved its Internal Security Strategy on 25 February 2010.

Russian Security Policy and Cooperation with the West (ARI)

Marcel de Haas. ARI 97/2010 - 16/6/2010.

The West must find new ways to cooperate with Russia now that Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev have used its energy revenues to transform the country into a resurgent power and developed an assertive policy towards the West.

The End of Deference: Iran, Brazil and Turkey and the Nuclear Fuel Swap (ARI)

Ian Anthony. ARI 96/2010 - 11/6/2010.

On 17 May 2010 Brazil, Iran and Turkey signed a tri-partite Joint Declaration asserting that a nuclear fuel exchange could lead to wider cooperation to exploit nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Haiti: the US and Military Aid in Times of Natural Disaster (ARI)

Carlota García Encina. ARI 57/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 13/5/2010.

This paper analyses the US military deployment in Haiti after the earthquake of 12 January, which caused catastrophic damage in the poorest country in the Americas.

Energy Security in Central Asia: Infrastructure and Risk (ARI)

Félix Arteaga. ARI 1/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 19/4/2010. Go to Spanish version

The energy infrastructures running through Central Asia face endogenous and exogenous structural risks that could affect supplies if they materialise and Central Asian countries fail to develop adequate protection mechanisms, either on their own or with outside help.

NATO-EU Cooperation in the Atlantic Alliance’s Future Strategic Concept (ARI)

Mario A. Laborie Iglesias. ARI 25/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 12/4/2010. Go to Spanish version

NATO and EU cooperation on security and defence is one of the fundamental issues to be reviewed in the development process of the Atlantic Alliance’s new Strategic Concept, envisaged for 2010.

Sparks of War? Military Cooperation between Colombia and the US from a Strategic Perspective (ARI)

Vicente Torrijos R.. ARI 16/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 9/4/2010. Go to Spanish version

The military cooperation agreement signed between Colombia and the US in November 2009 unleashed a flurry of debate in the continent regarding the scope of the fight against narcoterrorism and the presence of US forces in Latin America.

The Spanish Presidency and CSDP: Time to Get Serious about the Union’s Military Planning and Conduct Capability (ARI)

Luis Simon. ARI 33/2010 - 16/2/2010.

This ARI provides an overview of the EU’s capability for the planning, command and control of CSDP military operations and offers some practical recommendations.

The transatlantic cocaine business: Europe’s options as it confronts new drug trafficking routes (WP)

Daniel Brombacher and Günther Maihold. WP 45/2009 (Translated from Spanish) - 14/12/2009. Go to Spanish version

The goal of this study is to review European foreign policy tools involved in controlling supply, leaving aside domestic policy measures designed to cut demand, the efficiency of which is widely recognised in most countries of the EU.

North Korea and the Non-proliferation Regime (ARI)

Mitchell B. Reiss. ARI 155/2009 - 16/11/2009.

In this review of the implications of North Korea’s behaviour during 2009 on the Non-proliferation Regime, it is stressed that if North Korea cannot be deterred from its nuclear ambitions this will deliver a serious blow to the international non-proliferation regime. It will also damage the likelihood of a successful outcome at next year’s NPT Review Conference.