Category Archives: Security and Defence

Chemical weapons as weapons of terror

Author: Rubén Ruiz Calleja Nowadays, the international community must face risks and threats that did not exist some decades ago, such as the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Therefore, security and defence models to fight against these risks … Continue reading

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Nigeria: risks and opportunities for Spain and Europe

Author: Rubén Ruiz Calleja The potential of Nigeria to exploit and export energy resources, and the Spanish and European demand could intensify their relations with this African country, facing the risks and threats which increase and try to destabilize this … Continue reading

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Separatism and Salafism in the North Caucasus

Author: Rubén Ruiz Calleja Instability in the North Caucasus represents the most direct threat for Russian national security, an enclave with the existence of some separatist groups belonging to different ethnic and linguistic groups. Politic, ethnic and religious conflicts are … Continue reading

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The North Korean threat

Author: Rubén Ruiz Calleja North Korea represents today the main focus for the Asiatic and international security, a country whose young inexperienced dictator does not hesitate to provoke even to the first world power, threats that he cannot afford to … Continue reading

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EUMM Georgia: A mission in the Caucasus geopolitical crossroads

Author: Rubén Ruiz Calleja The geostrategic situation of Georgia rouses the interest of international powers, particularly the European Union, Russia and the United States. However, the EU expects from Tbilisi to make steps towards Brussels. Since its independence in 1991, … Continue reading

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Reform of the European Security Strategy?

Author: Rubén Ruiz Calleja “A Secure Europe in a Better World”. This is the title of the first, and until now, the only European Security Strategy (ESS) that unites all states of the European Union, a strategic document that represented … Continue reading

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The future of the Common Security and Defence Policy and the role of Germany

Author: Rubén Ruiz Calleja In spite of the reforms of the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Union or the member states have not succeeded in responding all together to the new challenges that are coming from our southern neighbourhood. This … Continue reading

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