New ISN Partner: FRIDE

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FRIDE (the Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior) is a European think tank for global action, which provides innovative thinking and rigorous analysis of key debates in international relations. Its mission is to inform policy and practice in order to ensure that the EU plays a more effective role in supporting multilateralism, democratic values, security and sustainable development.

FRIDE benefits from political independence and the diversity of views and intellectual background of its international team. Based in the vibrant city of Madrid, FRIDE seeks to enhance the southern European perspective within EU debates and the European perspective within Spain.

Its main contribution to international debates stems from its empirical research on:

• The development and promotion of democracy
• The increasing role of emerging powers
• The role of international development cooperation in advancing universal values
• Global governance and multilateralism
• The complexity of threats to peace and security
• Fragile states and energy security

In order to increase impact and ensure the optimal completion of objectives, all of FRIDE’s projects are accompanied by a specific outreach and communications strategy, in order to increase impact and ensure the optimal completion of objectives.

We are very happy to have FRIDE as part of the International Relations and Security Network and look forward to a fruitful and mutually enriching cooperation.

Recent Policy Briefs:

The EU’s Mistaken Approach to ASEAN (July 2011)
In this paper, the author argues that the EU’s approach of focusing on select bilateral relations with Asian states is misguided, with its neglect of ASEAN likely to prove a serious miscalculation.
Tunisia’s Democratisation: Is Europe Rising to the Occasion? (June 2011)
This policy brief examines the reasons for Tunisian disappointment with the European response to the Tunisian revolution of 2011. Tunisian expectations of Europe are focused less on assistance in building democratic institutions, and more on changing the Euro-Tunisian relationship as a whole.

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