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ENC In-Depth Podcast: EU – Turkey Road Transport, Speaking To Experts And Business Representatives

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ENC In-Depth Podcast

EU – Turkey Road Transport, Speaking to Experts and Business Representatives

This ENC in-depth discussion investigates the EU-Turkey transport relationship with a specific focus on road transportation. It looks into the issues surrounding Customs Union and transport fees, as well as the importance of trade and logistics in the region.

The discussion war moderated by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director, and features the comments and insights of Tomasz Malyszko, Leading Researcher of ZPMD, Anna Wieczorek, Leading Researcher of ZPMD, Alper Özel, Chairperson of Executive Committee of UND, Ayşegül Ketenci, UND EU Expert, Can Baydarol, ABKAD Vice Chairperson, Murat Kavalalı, Chairperson at ABKAD,  and Evren Bingöl, Vice Chairman of Executive Committee at UND.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 4

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 4

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a newly released special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the fourth episode we are focusing on implications for Eastern Europe, with views from the Baltic states.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Kristi Raik, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) in Tallinn and Adjunct Professor at the University of Turku.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 3

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 3

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a newly released special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the third episode we are focusing on implications for Western Europe, with views from Belgium and The Netherlands.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Tony van der Togt, Senior Associate Fellow at the Clingendael Institute in The Netherlands and Dr. Peter Van Elsuwege, professor of EU law and Jean Monnet Chair at Ghent University in Belgium.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast: Algerian Post-Bouteflika Democratisation and EU Security Implications

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ENC In-Depth Podcast

Algerian Post-Bouteflika Democartisation and EU Security Implications

This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the recently published ENC Analysis: “Algerian Post-Bouteflika Democratisation and EU Security Implications” by our Academic Council Member Dr. Ebtisam Hussein who is a tenure holder of Political Science at Cairo University and Associate Professor of Political Science at New Giza University in Egypt.

Nearly three years after the ouster, Algerian democratisation is still grappling with a compelling political reform process and major political challenges such as weakened opposition and the military’s role in civilian politics. Due to its potential negative implications for the EU’s security, it is crucial to examine these challenges preventing the prospect for the democratisation process in Algeria. In this publication, Dr. Hussein discusses the factors that led to the 2019 uprising and the current situation in Algeria while recommending that certain efforts should be examined towards promoting political reform.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of ENC Academic Council Member Dr. Ebtisam Hussein.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 2

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 2

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a newly released special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the second episode we are focusing on implications for Northern Europe, with views from Finland, Denmark and Germany.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Janne Leino, Programme Manager for Foreign and Security Policy at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung office in Brussels, Henri Vanhanen, Foreign Policy, and EU adviser at the National Coalition Party “Kokoomus” in Finland and Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, ENC Managing Director.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: War in Ukraine – Episode 1

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series

War in Ukraine – Views from the EU and its Wider Neighbourhood

Episode 1

Russia launched a full-scale attack from multiple directions on Ukraine on February 24, bombing major cities and prompting a mass exodus of refugees. In response, NATO deployed troops to member states in the region and the EU, US and allied countries introduced new sanctions, including the suspension of the broadcasting activities of major Russian state-owned outlets, airspace ban, restrictions on Russia’s central bank and expelling key banks off the main global payments system.

A series of prickly questions arise concerning…

  • …the way political parties, civil society and citizens across the EU respond to the crisis
  • …the socioeconomic consequences of the war for member states
  • …the future of the EU’s security and defence policy
  • …the repercussions for the EU’s wider neighbourhood
  • …Europe’s energy security
  • …Europe’s migration policy among other things!

This ENC in-depth discussion is part of a special podcast series with academics and experts dedicated to the War in Ukraine. The series will provide views and investigate the repercussions of the war across the EU, the UK, and wider Europe. In the first episode we are focusing on implications for Southern Europe, with views from Greece and Portugal.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of ENC Academic Council Members Dr. Panagiota Manoli, Assistant Professor in Political Economy of International Relations at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Peloponnese and Dr. Raquel Freire, Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast – Armenia and Turkey: Unpacking Negotiation Strategies and Political Conjunctures

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ENC In-Depth Podcast – Armenia And Turkey: Unpacking Negotiation Strategies And Political Conjunctures

This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the recently published ENC Analysis: “Armenia And Turkey: Unpacking Negotiation Strategies And Political Conjunctures” by our Academic Council Member Dr. Vahram Ter-Matevosyan. In his recent article, Dr. Ter-Matevosyan provides a short analysis of how the 2020 Nagorno Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan has shaken the Armenian internal political landscape. The author also examines the present relations between Armenia and Turkey, with the latter being a firm supporter of Azerbaijan during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, the recent attempts by the two sides to appoint diplomatic envoys in order to normalize bilateral relations, and the Armenian government’s handling of the fragile situation.

The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of ENC Academic Council Member Dr. Vahram Ter-Matevosyan who is Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Affairs Program at the American University of Armenia.

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: Security in Central Asia

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ENC In-Depth Podcast Series: Security in Central Asia

The ENC In-Depth podcast series looks into security challenges in Central Asia from three different angles: the corruption-human security nexus, border disputes and enclaves and security challenges from Afghanistan. The three podcast discussions are part of the EU-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) civil society writing and outreach online course, supported by the Open Society Foundations (OSF).

The discussions revolve around the role civil society organisation can play – if allowed – in addressing the security challenges while working together with other actors (local authorities and international donors and organisations).

The discussions were moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and feature the comments and insights of nine young and talented civil society representatives from Central Asia:

Civil Society Responses to Security Challenges in Central Asia from Afghanistan

  • Dinara Abuova (Kazakhstan), Institute of World Economics & Politics
  • Shynar Sarikenova (Kazakhstan), Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
  • Murat Gandymov (Turkmenistan), University of Bremen

Border Disputes and Enclaves in Central Asia

  • Zinatmo Mamadsalimova (Tajikistan), University of Central Asia
  • Ikramidin Zhakypaliev (Kyrgyzstan), Global Shapers Community Bishkek Hub
  • Dilshod Mirakilov (Uzbekistan), Doctors Without Borders

Corruption as a threat to human security: A case for civil society activity in promoting safety and women development

  • Arina Efremova (Kyrgyzstan), Smart Zharan Association
  • Kamila Yessenova (Kazakhstan), Central Asia Center for policy analysis
  • Nozanin Homaidjonova (Tajikistan),  National University of Tajikistan/NGO Shams

 You can listen the in-depth interviews here:

Civil Society Responses to Security Challenges in Central Asia from Afghanistan

Border Disputes and Enclaves in Central Asia

Corruption as a threat to human security: A case for civil society activity in promoting safety and women development