**New special issue: Perceptions and Narratives of EU Crisis Diplomacy**

CSEL member Ben O’Loughlin along with Natalia Chaban and Alister Miskimmon have published a new special issue of European Security entitled, Perceptions and Narratives of EU Crisis Diplomacy. The articles present research from the three-year project, Crisis, Conflict and Critical Diplomacy: EU Perceptions in Ukraine, Israel and Palestine (C3EU). The context for the research is that the European Commission and the EEAS aim to more effectively engage with publics and stakeholders in the European Neighbourhood. Ukraine, Israel and Palestine are currently embroiled in conflicts set in differing contexts which threaten the EU’s eastern and southern edges. The research in these new articles diagnoses perceptions and narratives of the EU in these volatile strategic neighbours and tracks expectations about what role the EU should play. The research indicates how these expectations are laden with emotions — Ukrainian hopes, Palestinian disappointments, Israeli confidence — and how these emotions become embedded in narratives (see e.g. chapter by Miskimmon and O’Loughlin) and metaphors (chapters by Pshenychnykh and by Morozova). Read it here.

If you are interested in how communication works in international relations and how people in conflict societies invest hope in different visions of the future, this is important reading.


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