The basis for a two-state solution has been eroded almost to the point of collapse making a political breakthrough more urgent than ever. But how can Europe generate new momentum for Palestinian statehood?
Richard Gowan joined ECFR as a Policy Fellow concentrating on UN affairs. He is based at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, where he works on peacekeeping and multilalteral security institutions.
Before joining NYU in 2005, he worked as Europe Programme Officer at the Foreign Policy Centre in London. In 2005-6, he coordinated the development of the first Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, the most comprehensive source of data and analysis on the subject in the public domain. He has acted as a consultant to the UN Secretariat and the UK Department for International Development, and writes frequently for E!Sharp, The Globalist and other international affairs magazines.
Areas of Expertise: African security, the United Nations system, European Security and Defence Policy, the Western Balkans, public opinion towards the EU
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Can the EU rebuild failing states? A review of Europe's civilian capacities, report, published 15 October 2009
The EU and human rights at the UN: 2009 annual review, annual review, published 10 September 2009
A global force for human rights? An audit of European Power at the UN, report, published 17 September 2008
Other recent publications include:
Atlas of Indo-European Strategy, with Sushant K. Singh, Livemint, 22 December 2010
The EU, So Far, with Daniel Korski in 'What can Europe do in Iraq', Heinrich Böll Foundation Democracy Series, Volume 11 - 2009
Europe needs a new human rights strategy, with Franziska Brantner, Financial Times, 17 September 2008
No bed of roses for Le Roy, The Guardian, 20 August 2008
The strategic context: peacekeeping in crisis, 2006-08, Center on International Cooperation New York University, August 2008
Chad necesita negociadores, no soldados, El Pais, 21 June 2008
A predictable crisis, E!Sharp, March-April 2008
From Beirut to Baghdad?, E!Sharp, September-October 2007
Europe's Peacekeeping Nightmares, The Globalist, March 2007
Does the EU still want the Balkans?, E!Sharp, March-April 2007
The EU's Security Strategy and the United Nations, ISA Paper, March 2007
Thomas Klau's interview on François Hollande's press conference.
Nick Witney's policy brief serves as basis for an article on the Israel-Palestine conflict
Olivier de France and Nick Witney's brief is quoted to stress need for EU convergence on defence…