Europe in the World


Summer Reads & Videos 2022

23 Jun 2022 - 09:54
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This year, our experts have carried out state-of-the-art research and shared their expertise in lots of events. Take your pick of our most popular publications and events of 2022.

Top 6 publications 2022

Check out our most popular publications based on website clicks. 

1. How Vladimir Putin uses the history of the Russian Empire

- March 2022

Vladimir Putin actively uses Russian history in his policy, like in the run-up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Clingendael researcher Niels Drost analysed over 500 of Putin’s speeches since he came to power at the turn of the century.

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2. Expert insights: Russia and Ukraine

- March 2022

To navigate through the latest news and place the happenings in a broader perspective, we have created a compilation of our latest publications, videos and 'in the media' expert comments of the Russia-Ukraine war.

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Source: A Ukrainian military installation is seen, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized military operation in eastern Ukraine, in Mariupol / Reuters

3. Adviezen aan Rutte IV

- Januari 2022

Het nieuwe kabinet is beëdigd in januari 2022. Clingendael vroeg aan 14 experts hoe zij het regeerakkoord vanuit hun  expertisegebied bezien en welk advies zij mee willen geven aan Rutte IV.

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Adviezen aan Rutte IV

4. Uncharted and uncomfortable in European defence

- January 2022

You may have heard of NATO’s Article 5, which states that an attack on one member state is an attack on all. But what you may not realise, is that the Treaty on European Union also has its own mutual assistance clause. A Chance for the European Union, but a challenge for NATO?

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5. The EU as a promoter of ‘stabilitocracy’ in the Western Balkans?

- February 2022

The Western Balkans six have slowly developed signs of ‘stabilitocracies’: countries with obvious democratic shortcomings that at the same time claim to work towards democratic reform and offer stability. The report identifies eight flaws in the EU’s strategies, policies & implementation with case studies from WB6. What are the lessons & how to proceed?

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6. Customary Characters in Uncustomary Circumstances: Traditional and religious authorities’ resilience to violent extremism in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso

- March 2022

This project explores community resilience against violent extremism. It assesses specifically how traditional and religious authorities can improve the resilience of their community. The study consist of nearly 30 municipalities in the Ménaka and Gao regions (Mali), the Tillabéri region (Niger), and the Sahel, Est, and Centre-Nord regions (Burkina Faso). Results are based on 1400 quantitative surveys and 600 qualitative interviews.

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Top 6 Clingendael events 2022

Finally we had the opportunity again to meet up with the public. Below is our top 6 best visited Clingendael events.  

1. Oekraïne | Clingendael Newsroom

- Maart 2022

Experts bespraken de meest recente ontwikkelingen rond de Oekraïne-oorlog. Ze gaven toelichting op bijvoorbeeld de nucleaire dreiging, kansen voor diplomatie en de impact van de sancties op Rusland. Ze zoomden ook in op de humanitaire crisis en vluchtelingenstromen vanuit Oekraïne naar de EU.

2. Keynote By Ukranian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Emine Dzhaparova

- June 2022

Ms. Dzhaparova addressed the current situation in Ukraine, including the early warning on Russian aggression in 2014 when the Crimean Peninsula was annexed. She also spoke about Dutch-Ukraine relations, and Ukraine's bid for EU candidacy status. Mr. Robert Serry, former and first Dutch Ambassador to Ukraine and Bob Deen, who both also were in Crimea in 2014, joined her for this Clingendael event.

3. Hoe de grootmachten de koers van de wereldpolitiek bepalen

- Mei 2022

De koers van de wereldpolitiek wordt bepaald door de wisselwerking tussen de grootmachten: de VS als de gevestigde macht, Rusland als de afnemende macht, China als de gearriveerde macht en de EU, als de twijfelende macht. In deze derde editie van ‘Clingendael Leest’ praat hoofd van de Clingendael security unit Dick Zandee met Sven Biscop, professor aan de Universiteit Gent, onderzoeker bij het Egmont Instituut in Brussel en auteur van het boek Hoe de grootmachten de koers van de wereldpolitiek bepalen .

4. How Climate Change Undermines Security in Iraq, Africa & India

- June 2022

Droughts, increasing temperatures, rising sea levels and extreme weather events threaten the livelihoods of millions around the globe. The Planetary Security Initiative (PSI) hosted an event on climate-related security risks and opportunities with three ambassadors and experts from the region. 

5. Clingendael Newsroom: Franse verkiezingen | Livestream

- April 2022

Experts gaven toelichting op de meest recente ontwikkelingen in Frankrijk tijdens de tweede editie van de Clingendael Newsroom, die dit keer in het teken stond van de Franse verkiezingen.

6. China Unbound: A New World Disorder

- June 2022

Joanna Chiu, award-winning Canadian foreign correspondent for various international media such as The Economist and Al Jazeera and author of the book China Unbound: A New World Disorder, and Sjoerd den Daas, China correspondent at the NOS, Dutch public news broadcaster discuss China's expanding influence in the world and their personal experiences as journalists. 

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