This post is based on a press briefing I made in the European Parliament in Brussels last week. For video footage, see here. The contents of this post will be updated as further details emerge on the member state electoral systems. … Continue reading
Category Archives: Opinion/Debate
Ukraine: Is This Civil War? Dr. Erin Baumann: School of Politics & International Relations, UCD To say the situation in Ukraine is developing rapidly is a vast understatement. Since Monday the country has gone from promising calm to rapidly descending … Continue reading
SPIRe’s Prof. Ben Tonra recently testified to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Irish Foreign Policy Review. Professor Tonra’s remarks focused on the role of Ireland as a small state in a global context, particularly focusing on … Continue reading
The EU Non-Proliferation Consortium annual conference revealed just how much work remains to be done opines SPIRe’s Prof. Ben Tonra in the Irish Times.
Opines SPIRe’s Paul Gillespie in the Irish Times
SPIRe’s Dr. Niamh Hardiman considers the rise of the far right in Hungary and Greece in a new post at crookedtimber.org
By: Prof. Ben Tonra The Minister of Defence, Alan Shatter, has just published a long-awaited Green Paper on Irish Defence – precursor to a White Paper due in 2014. Interestingly, the immediate response from the largest opposition party has been … Continue reading
Here’s a link to a recent post of mine on the PSAI blog that poses questions over the 2011 election. What really changed? Why does Irish party politics appear to be reverting to type? Why have we seen no signs … Continue reading
SPIRe’s Dr. Niamh Hardiman discusses “Greece’s trap” in a recent post on Crooked Timber.