Policy Papers - February 14, 2007
Europe: Crises of Identity
This paper will present the different factors––internal and external––contributing to Europe’s current crisis of identity and the implications of this EU-wide malaise for human and international security.
It will argue that the EU is weighed down by institutional and economic problems which it is still struggling to address and caution that Europe’s future stability and social harmony are also conditional on efforts to tackle uncontrolled immigration and come to grips with increasingly assertive but deeply alienated Muslim communities. It will highlight the EU’s efforts to stabilize its neighborhood and improve relations with Islamic nations, but also make the point that some aspects of EU foreign policy are contributing to Muslims’ frustrations. Based on this discussion, the paper will proceed to discuss the various actors engaged in Europe and working with the EU to defuse current security challenges and finally, outline three scenarios––catastrophic, middle, and ideal––for Europe’s future.
The Global Observatory
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November 28, 2013
Energy and Security in the Arctic: A New “Frozen” Conflict?
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Can Technology Play a Role in Drafting a Constitution?
The effects that new technologies can have on constitutional processes was the topic of this November 22nd IPI roundtable discussion. Approximately five new constitutions are written around the world every year, and their legitimacy is increasingly influenced by a new level of public participation in their drafting, not merely by a plebiscite on the final text. As rapidly advancing technology changes the way that governments and citizens interact, what role are new technologies playing in constitutions?
November 19, 2013
Haqqani: Pakistanis Need Honest Debate About Their Country
"We Pakistanis need an honest debate inside our country about what is Pakistan's national interest. We never have it,” said Hussain Haqqani, a former Pakistani diplomat and journalist, who was at IPI on November 19th to give a presentation on his latest book, Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding.