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  • BlogGeopolitics for dummies: Big challenges await the new European Commission
  • BlogThe African Continental Free Trade Area and the politics of industrialisation
  • BlogBotswana: One of Africa’s most stable democracies, but where are the women?
  • BlogFriends, partners or rivals? The UK election manifestos and the space for foreign policy cooperation with the EU

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Latest paper from Chloe Teevan

Mission possible? The Geopolitical Commission and the partnership with Africa

Chloe Teevan | 28 October 2019

Chloe Teevan and Andrew Sherriff share recommendations for the new European Commission – and particularly for Jutta Urpilainen and Josep Borrell – on how to improve EU-Africa relations.

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Latest blog from Andrew Sherriff

Can the new European Commission be truly geopolitical, innovative and flexible without the right amount of money?

Andrew Sherriff | 25 November 2019

The EU budget for 2021-2027 will likely be lower than the European Commission’s initial proposal. Andrew Sherriff and Mariella Di Ciommo wonder whether the proposed €123 billion for EU external action and international development will be the first victim of a battle of numbers.

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Latest paper from Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw

Peace and security in Africa: Drivers and implications of North Africa’s southern gaze

Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw | 21 October 2019

North African countries are expanding their presence in sub-Saharan Africa. Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw has analysed the strategic interests of Algeria, Morocco and Egypt when it comes to peace and security on the African continent.

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Climate change

In this dossier we share our work on climate change and Europe-Africa cooperation. We look at climate from various angles, including the UNFCCC negotiations, cooperation on agriculture and sustainable food systems, gender, migration and finance.

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The Multiannual Financial Framework

In this dossier you can find our latest publications on the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework – the next long-term EU budget.

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Brexit and international cooperation

What does Brexit imply for the future of EU-UK relations? How will it impact development, trade and international cooperation between Europe and Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific? In this dossier, you can find our latest Brexit analyses and blogs.

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The political economy dynamics of regional organisations in Africa

What blocks or drives regional integration in Africa? And what role do regional organisations play in this? Find out more.

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