This new Clingendael Report argues that recent developments in relations between Mainland China and Taiwan, as well as expected economic and political benefits for Europe, provide reason for the EU to open talks with Taiwan.
European countries are taking drastic measures to prevent the risk of radicalisation among prisoners, although there is little empirical evidence that such a risk actually exists. Terrorism detention policies should focus on re-integration instead.
The growing conceptual attention and significant political commitment for cross-sector partnerships in settings affected by conflict and fragility sharply contrast with an apparent lack of empirical evidence.
At least 19 people are reported to be dead in Tunisia after armed men attacked the Bardo National Museum. Beyond the immediate horror, this incident is a litmus test for the country’s democratic transition and the political consensus that has made it a success so far.
Four years into the post-Qadhafi transition, Libya is home to two rivaling governments; numerous extremely powerful armed brigades, Islamic State strongholds; and a dangerous increase in criminal activity. Peace talks are held to bring together the warring parties in a national unity government. But can a political settlement end instability and violence?