Jacqueline Gordon

Sanctions and the rise of a geopolitical EU

The EU’s capacity to coalesce into a single geopolitical actor is limited on many fronts. However, as Jan Lepeu explains, sanctions have become an effective foreign policy instrument which, beyond serving explicit objectives, also contribute to the European Union’s international standing.

Conflicts about Peace – As revealed in Sudan and South Sudan

What does peace look like? In their edited volume Making and Breaking Peace in Sudan and South Sudan: The Comprehensive Peace Agreement and Beyond, Sarah M.H. Nouwen and Sharath Srinivasan look at conflict in the two Sudans to demonstrate how the claim to ‘success’ in peacemaking initiatives is actually fraught and contested at multiple levels.