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299. New Technologies of Border Control in an Enlarged Europe

Rey Koslowski is Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. He spoke at an EES noon discussion on June 2, 2004. The following is a summary of his presentation. Meeting Report 299.

295. European Integration and Ethnic Reconciliation in Croatia and Serbia

Nicole Lindstrom is Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University in Budapest and a JSTS alumna. She participated in the Niarchos Roundtable on "Overcoming Religious Nationalism in the Balkans," held on December 5, 2003. The following is an updated summary of her presentation. Meeting Report 295.

232. The Politics of the EU's Eastward Enlargement

The European Union's (EU) eastward enlargement is said to be a well-designed strategy aimed at overcoming the divisions in Europe and strengthening the process of European integration. This paper will question the very essence of this claim. It will, first, show that the EU's policies towards the candidate states from Eastern Europe emerge more by default than by design. Second, it will show that the EU's policies, while overcoming some divisions in Europe, also created new ones. And third, it will show that widening the Union makes its deepening quite difficult.

From Conflict to Peacebuilding: UNEP's Role in Environmental Assessment and Recovery

"If people cannot find clean water for drinking, wood for shelter and energy, or land for crops, what are the chances that peace will be successful and durable? Very slim," says David Jensen of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), who describes UNEP's activities in Afghanistan, Sudan, and other areas of conflict. "UNEP seeks to ensure that countries rebuilding from conflict identify the sustainable use of natural resources as a fundamental prerequisite and guiding principle of their reconstruction and recovery."

ECSP Report 11: Reviews of New Publications

Experts review new publications:

Environmental Security: A View from Europe

We must reinvigorate the comprehensive—and reject the exclusively militaristic—definition of security, Margaret Brusasco-Mackenzie warns.

The United Nations and Environmental Security: Recommendations for the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change

As part of the UN Foundation’s United Nations and Global Security Initiative, the Environmental Change and Security Project
invited international experts to provide fresh intellectual insights into environmental security. Leading thinkers in the fields of water, climate change, and natural resources prepared three short policy briefs that seek to answer three questions:
• What is the link between environment and security?
• What can be done about it?
• What contributions can be made by collective action mechanisms such as the United Nations?