From including women in peace and security negotiations and boosting urban and climate resilience, to taking a hard look at Brexit and its role for both UK and European security and defence, Friends of Europe has covered a wide range of topics related to peace, security and defence this year.
In summer, we hosted our global online security brainstorm Debating Security Plus that yielded concrete results and recommendations. These were presented and discussed at our annual high-level Security Summit, together with topics related to the future of NATO, Europe's global role and new security threats. We continued our work on resilience in the context of national and international security and invited a range of high-level experts to contribute to our discussion paper on hybrid and transnational threats.
We also worked on the fourth publication in our series of reports on European defence cooperation: the report focusing on Poland and the future of its defence will be available on our website in January 2019.
If you've missed some of our work in these areas, here are some of our top picks to get caught up.
- Safer together - The United Kingdom and the future of European security and defence, by Paul Taylor
- Hybrid and transnational threats - discussion paper
- Building climate resilience - cooperation, collaboration and foresight
- In banning autonomous weapons, Europe must take the lead, by Frank Sauer
- Time for Europe to re-evaluate the nuclear ban treaty, by Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm
- We need to overcome trust issues in cyber security, by Edvinas Kerza
- What’s the biggest threat facing Europe right now?
- Should the EU create a European Cyber Force?
- Is NATO worth saving?
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