The Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA)

Patrick Keatinge and Ben Tonra, European Security in the 21st Century, 25 April 2012.
In this analytical paper published by the IIEA, Professors Patrick Keatinge and Ben Tonra examine the origins of the current security environment in Europe, trace some of the major conceptual debates associated with the recent evolution, describe the multilateral institutional framework and, finally, comment on the contribution of Ireland. Professors Patrick Keatinge and Ben Tonra are two of Ireland’s foremost academics in this field. The paper launches the IIEA European Security and Defence Series, and offers a broad outline of the policy sector as a whole as an introduction to the series. The series will continue over the coming months with further briefing papers and factsheets on specific aspects of European security and defence policy. The paper can be downloaded here.

Gina Hanrahan, Cyprus to Assume EU Presidency at a Critical Moment, 14 June 2012.
This report outlines the priorities of the Cypriot Presidency of the Council of the EU, which will begin on 1 July 2012. It follows a keynote address by the European Affairs Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Andreas Mavroyiannis, at the IIEA on 13 June. The report can be read here.

IIEA, The Stability Treaty Ratification Map.
On 31 May 2012, the Irish people voted in a referendum on whether or not to opt in to the Fiscal Stability Treaty, an intergovernmental agreement signed by 25 of the 27 EU Member States. In the period leading to the referendum, the IIEA ran a high-impact information campaign, creating a suite of visually appealing and information-rich materials designed to help inform the public and policymakers about the content of the Stability Treaty and its implications for Ireland and Europe. The Stability Treaty Ratification Map is one of the innovative infographics of this information campaign that remains relevant after the votes have been cast. It visually tracks the timeline and method of ratification for each of the twenty-five signatories. It will be updated regularly as the ratification process proceeds. The IIEA Stability Treaty Ratification Map can be viewed here.