Main takeaways:– Ignored and neglected for too long, defence has risen to the very top of the EU’s agenda, even animating summit debates among Heads of State and Government. This approach reflects not only the worsening threat environment we live in, but also Europe’s acknowledgement that it needs to take more responsibility for its own…

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On 24 May 2021, YPFP Brussels hosted an event in partnership with the Quaker Council for European Affairs titled “Europe’s military drift: from a soft power union to ‘security provider’”. YPFP Brussels Security and Defence Officer, Raquel Sequeira moderated the panel, with two speakers: Laëtitia Sédou, EU Programme Officer, European Network against the Arms Trade…

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Executive Summary: The Sahel will be a key region on the EU’s agenda in the future as its stability greatly affects the EU’s southern border. A new EU strategy should focus on improving governance, addressing political instability, preventing radicalization, and protecting civilians. Terrorism cannot be fought by arms alone, a more holistic strategy should be…

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Main Takeaways: A critical analysis of women’s inclusion in peace and security must be made to distinguish between their role as the forefront of transformation for women’s rights or as an essentialist presence to promote the façade of women’s inclusion. Gender as a concept cannot be discussed through binaries, but rather as an intersectionality that…

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