The inclusion of Israel in the European Security Research Programme undermines the EU's commitment to even-handedness in the Middle East.
While it is too early to effectively evaluate the EDA, its lack of accountability in an increasingly militarised European Union is deeply problematic.
The lack of debate on EU's emerging policies on security is not just about "sleepwalking into a surveillance society”, it is also turning a blind eye to the start of a new kind of arms race, one in which all the weapons are pointing inwards.
Are we turning a blind eye to a new kind of arms race? One in which all the weapons are pointing inwards? This report reveals the extent to which Europe’s largest defence and IT contractors are benefiting from a €1.4 billion EU “security research” programme.
In its haste to cash-in on the security boom, the EU has outsourced its research agenda to corporate self-interest.
This paper examines the emergence of a European military space policy
in the context of an international contest to dominate the ‘high
ground’ of space. Raising concerns about the potential for an arms
race, the paper looks at the creeping militarisation of space, and the
increasing overlap between civilian and military space applications.