Chris Brown

Crimea referendum – our experts react

Yesterday Crimean voters backed a proposal to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. We asked a number of experts for their reactions to the referendum and their views on what might happen next.

Putin has allowed us a vision of what Europe could become if his ambitions are not stymied and the question now is whether Europe […]

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EU wins Nobel Peace Prize- reactions from EUROPP experts

Today it was announced that the European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”. We asked EUROPP’s expert contributors for their immediate reactions.  South East Europe poses a continuing challenge to the Union and its widely lauded model of conflict transformation […]

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Diplomacy is the only real way forward in the Syrian conflict. Military intervention could make the situation even worse.

With the failure of the Annan Plan in Syria, the situation looks increasingly bleak. But Syria in 2012 is very different from Libya in 2011, and Western leaders should resist the temptation for military intervention writes Chris Brown. Instead of calling for intervention, leaders like François Hollande need to support the diplomacy of the Arab League and other non-Western countries. […]

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