Self-Determination After Kosovo

This article, co-authored with Annemarie Peen Rodt and published in Europe-Asia Studies, discusses the meaning of self-determination in its historical and contemporary contexts and examines the different options available for the accommodation of contested...

The Transnistrian Issue: Moving beyond the Status Quo

In this 2012 study for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament I argue that the conflict over the Transnistrian region dates back to the end of the Soviet Union and the establishment of an independent Moldovan state. However, until recently very...

The European Union as a Global Conflict Manager

Co-edited with Richard Whitman, this book offers an up-to-date and accessible analysis of the theories, processes and practice of the European Union’s role in managing conflict in Europe, Asia and Africa and examines both institutional and policy aspects of EU...

The Reactive Crisis Management of the EU in the Western Balkans

Co-authored with Annemarie Peen Rodt and published in International Intervention in Local Conflicts: Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution since the Cold War (ed. by Uzi Rabi, Bloomsbury/I.B. Tauris, 2010), this chapter focuses on the European Union’s...

The European Neighbourhood Policy in Perspective

In implementing the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) the European Union offers a deeper political and economic relationship to its neighbours, but without a promise of EU membership. The ENP is intended to be a strategic approach to the post-enlargement situation...