Europe’s war on two fronts

Biedermann, Ferry (2023) Europe’s war on two fronts. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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Europe is finding itself confronted with two significant and hugely destabilising wars. One of them, in Ukraine, is fully a European war, the other in Israel and Gaza, is on the margins but nevertheless has already shown the potential to wreak havoc on both European foreign and domestic politics. The Middle East, much more than Ukraine, is testing Europe’s ability to maintain a coherent and effective international posture. Traditionally, the bloc has been divided vis à vis the region, which is both in the continent’s backyard, serves as a source of and conduit for migration and is important for energy resources. And while Ukraine might seem a world away from the Middle East and the issues widely divergent, both conflicts occur in a shared geopolitical context. This makes it all the more urgent to take stock of what European interests are at stake, separate from the hotly debated moral aspects of the conflict.

Item Type: Other
1 November 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2024 14:44
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 14:44

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