To lead during this global crisis, Europe must boost production of medical supplies not just to meet demand at home, but also to sustain commercial exports so the developing world isn’t solely dependent on aid.
The European maritime surveillance mission is now finally operational in the Persian Gulf. While its goal is to contribute to the safety and freedom of navigation in the busy international chokepoint, the initiative is also an example of how internal institutional challenges can be overcome by pragmatism and creativity.
Next week as the IAEA’s board of governors meet in Vienna member states of the IAEA have an opportunity to de-escalate rising international tension over Iran’s refusal to provide the IAEA information about its nuclear activities. Success may depend on the agency’s Board of Governors ability to transcend polarisation.
Ahead of the European Parliament’s exchange of views on the implementation of Iran’s NPT Safeguard Agreement and other nuclear obligations, this policy brief outlines growing differences on the topic between Russia and the West.