Schengen and free circulation at the crossroads: lessons for the East African Community?
Blog Article

Schengen and free circulation at the crossroads: lessons for the East African Community?

By Moses Onyango and Jean-Marc Trouille: In many parts of the world, geopolitics is confronted with two contending trends. On the one hand, numerous countries are engaged in a process of regional economic integration, epitomised by the more advanced model of the European Union (EU), which requires ‘internal’ borders between participating states to become more … Continue reading

The incommensurable loss of the little drowned boy, Aylan Kurdi
Blog Article

The incommensurable loss of the little drowned boy, Aylan Kurdi

By: Ana Flamind Photo: “I hope humanity finds a cure for visas.” Published with the permission of the author This article seeks to explore the particular affectivity provoked by the publication on 3 September 2015, of the picture of a little drowned boy in Bodrum, Turkey. Why does the image of this little boy seem to provoke … Continue reading

After Ukraine, Part II – Russian great power vs. EU normative hegemony: What is at stake in Eastern Europe?
Blog Article

After Ukraine, Part II – Russian great power vs. EU normative hegemony: What is at stake in Eastern Europe?

By Conradin Weindl: Since the start of the Ukrainian conflict, Russia’s determination to maintain a sphere of influence within the former Soviet Union has been the subject of an intense debate. Russia’s need for regional predominance is frequently attributed to the country’s great power identity. However, Russian domination of its ‘near abroad’ is not primarily … Continue reading

After the revolution: Kiev’s future role in the Eurasian heroin trade
Blog Article

After the revolution: Kiev’s future role in the Eurasian heroin trade

By Calum Murray: Whilst it would be a fool’s errand to forecast success in the face of grave uncertainty, it seems at last that the Ukrainian opposition is making headway. Quite how a ‘victory’ could manifest itself, however, remains unclear. As Russia’s influence remains polarised between East and West Ukraine, it even remains possible that … Continue reading