Effie Pedaliu

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    The Marshall Plan speech at 70 – and the lessons it can provide for today’s challenges

The Marshall Plan speech at 70 – and the lessons it can provide for today’s challenges

The 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan speech given by US Secretary of State George Marshall on 5 June 1947 was recently celebrated. The speech outlined the principles of the Marshall Plan, under which the United States provided financial support to help rebuild Western Europe after the Second World War. Effie G. H. Pedaliu writes that while the conditions present […]

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Europe in the Age of Trump: A more uncertain and unstable continent

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election will have clear implications for Europe, NATO, and the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. Effie G. H. Pedaliu states that a major repositioning of US foreign policy under Trump could lead to a rise in uncertainty and instability across Europe, while his victory itself could increase the likelihood of further […]

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    Establishing ‘safe zones’ in Syria remains the most realistic route to tackling Europe’s refugee crisis

Establishing ‘safe zones’ in Syria remains the most realistic route to tackling Europe’s refugee crisis

Many of those that have left Syria since the start of the country’s civil war have passed through Greek islands on their way into Europe. James D. Athanassiou and Effie G. H. Pedaliu write that the situation for refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos constitutes a humanitarian crisis and requires urgent action from the international community. They argue […]

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