Solidarity and Dublin I: a missed opportunity

Now nearly 30 years on from the Dublin Convention, Historian and EUI Max Weber Fellow Gaia Lott highlights missed opportunities to integrate burden sharing into European asylum policy.

What will 2020 bring? Finding our way in a more polarised world

In a recent report, researchers from the BRaVE project examine the causes driving social polarisation in the global north. Their work aims to provide guidance on creating the political, social and economic conditions that foster community resilience to the cleavages of our day.

Is the Middle East running out of water?

Water scarcity is often indicated as yet another point of conflict in the Middle East. However, water sector specialist and former STG Policy Leader Fellow Edoardo Borgomeo sees reasons for optimism in the vast range of strategies available for managing diminishing water resources.

The imminent risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East

The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East is a serious security problem for the entire world. In this article, EUI Ph.D. candidate in Political and Social Sciences Adérito Vicente lays out the likely scenarios regarding the presence of weapons of mass destruction in the region.

Responsibility for just judgment in a transnational world

Legal scholar Laura M. Henderson argues that a postmodern ethics of just judgment is necessary for dealing with contemporary legal transnational challenges, such as climate change and migration. Such a mode of just judgment calls on our legal interpreter to constantly interrogate the boundaries of the law and to make decisions that preserve space for future renegotiations of those boundaries.