OSCE Field Operations have played an important role in crisis prevention and crisis management for more than 20 years already. This report of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions is the first major effort to draw lessons from these experiences.
The EU losing out economically and politically by letting China dictate its trade diplomacy towards Taiwan. It needs to invest now if it wants to remain the economic and standard-setting powerhouse that is it today, argue Maaike Okano-Heijmans and Roy Chun Lee.
Over the past decade the displacement of narcotics supply lines has placed the remote and marginalised Sahara-Sahel region on the international drug route to the European market. Border control has become of primary importance, and an essential part of understanding the dynamics of competing political claims and armed movements.
The prize for the international organization that made the most remarkable contribution to international peace and security in 2014 should go to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).