Articles on Susi Dennison

A crisis of values? (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 18 August 2010

The economic crisis has unquestionably dented the credibility of the liberal international order and caused a Europe-wide identity crisis. But, Susi Dennison argues, it would be a dangerous time for the EU to abandon its values, principles and approach to international relations. The economic crisis is already big enough; the last thing Europe needs is an existential one too.

EU-Cuba: Time for a change of mindset? (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 12 June 2010

The EU's position on Cuba will be discussed at the upcoming Foreign Affairs Council, and the debate is likely to be heated. But beyond the arguments the EU can learn lessons from its relations with Cuba: strong-arm tactics don't work, realism is important, and the EU's approach is out of date.

Are sanctions enough? (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 25 April 2010

The EU's common position on Burma is up for renegotiation. Sanctions might not be effective, but are they the only option the EU has?

The price of principle (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 06 April 2010

Attention turns once again to Sri Lanka this week as the country gears up for its parliamentary elections. The EU recently decided to stop treating Sri Lanka as a preferential trading partner. What does this mean for Sri Lanka, and does it affect the EU?s clout in standing up for human rights around the world?