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      EU’s Catherine Ashton asserts Europe’s responsibility for a robust foreign policy

      News / May 15, 2013
      The Europe Center was pleased to host Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission (HRVP), at Stanford University on May 7th. HRVP Ashton’s address to a capacity audience of Stanford senior scholars is part of the Europe Center’s program focused on European and EU regional and global relations.
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      Presidents, Nuclear Reductions and the Senate

      Commentary / April 1, 2013
      Steven Pifer, director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative, points out that nuclear reduction efforts have not always been accomplished through treaties requiring 2/3 majority in the Senate.
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      SORT vs. New START: Why the Administration is Leery of a Treaty

      Commentary / April 1, 2013
      Continuing his previous blog discussion on nuclear arms control efforts ("Presidents, Nuclear Reductions and the Senate", March 14, 2013) , Steven Pifer, director of the Brookings Institute Arms Control Initiative, points out that past experience with Republican senate partisanship makes alternatives to treaties the way to go for President Obama.
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      A cloud over EUs legacy in Afghanistan?

      Commentary / February 19, 2013
      Training the Afghan National Police (ANP) has been the centerpiece of the EU's engagement in Afghanistan since 2007. What began as a German-led police training mission in 2002 became an EU-led mission in February 2007, christened EUPOL. After 6 years, and with the close of the international military combat mission in Afghanistan looming ahead in 2014, TEC Anna Lindh Fellow and Visiting Researcher Christian Tygesen discusses what is likely to be the legacy left behind by EUPOL.
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      A Soon-To-Be Global Nuclear Leader? The European Union in Global Nuclear Politics

      Commentary / February 19, 2013
      Since its inception, the European Union has come under criticism that it has consistently shied away from taking full-fledged global political and security responsibilities despite its role as an economic powerhouse on the world stage. Francesca Giovannini, TEC and CISAC Post-Doctoral Fellow, discusses how this is now changing, with the EU clearly taking the lead in global nuclear governance and how this assumption of a global leadership role presents both opportunities and challenges within the EU.
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      Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

      News / February 11, 2013
      When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education initiatives on international affairs. His leadership will be marked by a commitment to build on FSI’s interdisciplinary approach to solving some of the world’s biggest problems.
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      TEC Visiting Professor Roland Benedikter receives recognition in Germany for new commentaries

      News / January 1, 2013
      Roland Benedikter, TEC Visiting Professor received recognition by Commentarist online journal for his news commentaries, ranking #1 in Nov. 2012 and Jan. 2013.
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