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Brazil’s declining climate ambitions: A severe blow to global climate governance

The new Brazilian government’s seeming neglect of the climate issue causes instability in international climate negotiations, and puts pressure on other large economies like India and China to help fulfil the goals of the Paris Agreement, argues GLOBUS ... Read more

Women in peace negotiations: An instrumentalist or justice-based argument?

Photo: Sudanese partake in a citizen hearings in Musfa, Blue Nile State about the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (Photo: UN Photo/Tim McKulka, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) By Dawn Walsh, Assistant Professor, University College Dublin Women’s involvement in ... Read more

Why the debate over the European Development Fund is a question of politics

Written by: Johanne Døhlie Saltnes Researcher, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo. (Photo: ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. European Parliament) While integrating the European Development Fund into the EU budget has been ... Read more

Women in Peacekeeping: Perspectives on Progress

Written by: Heidi Riley. Riley holds a PhD from University College Dublin, an MPhil in International Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin and an MA Honours in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. (Photo: Arrival of a UN regional force ... Read more

Towards a ‘Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration’

(Written by: Michela Ceccorulli, Research fellow, University of Bologna)  (Photo: The Conference opening of the Global Compact Migration on 19 June 2017. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré)  With nationalist calls echoing in every part of the ... Read more

Promoting global justice when backlash strikes: the Beijing consensus on gender equality – and what happened to it

(Image: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka marching in New York on 8 March 2015. (Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown)) Proponents of gender equality experience an increasingly rough environment for progressive advocacy. When ... Read more

Political justice in the climate negotiations: The personal reflections of a yellow badge

(The so-called Bonn Zone at COP23 (Photo by © Axel Kirch / Wikimedia commons CC BY-SA 4.0, Link) Few international negotiations attract such a broad collection of peoples of the Earth as the Conferences of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework ... Read more

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The EU-blog is an academic commentary by the ARENA Centre for European Studies (University of Oslo). In this blog we aim to enhance the public understanding of the European Union and EU policies by presenting cutting-edge research and commentary by researchers from multiple disciplines.

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