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Popescu, Nicu

Works: 108 works in 208 publications in 4 languages and 687 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator
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Most widely held works by Nicu Popescu
EU foreign policy and post-Soviet conflicts : stealth intervention by Nicu Popescu( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European Union is still emerging as a fully fledged foreign policy actor. The vagaries of this process are clearly visible, yet insufficiently explained in the EU policies towards the post-Soviet space. EU Foreign Policy and Post-Soviet Conflicts examines EU intervention and non-intervention in conflict resolution, with a specific focus on the EU's role in the post-soviet conflicts in the South Caucasus and Moldova: Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria. It explains how EU foreign policy affected these conflicts, but more importantly what EU intervention in these conflicts reveal about the EU itself. Based on extensive field research, the author argues that the reluctant EU intervention in post-Soviet conflicts results from a dichotomous relationship between EU institutions and some EU member states. Popescu argues this demonstrates that EU institutions use policies of 'stealth intervention' where they seek to play a greater role in the post-Soviet space, but they do so through relatively low-profile, uncontroversial and depoliticized actions in order to avoid visible Russian opposition. Exploring an array of questions related to the EU as a foreign policy actor, this book traces the politics of conflict intervention by EU institutions using original empirical data related to the EU decision making process
Democratization in EU foreign policy : new member states as drivers of democracy promotion by Benedetta Berti( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. Theory and overview -- pt. 2. CEE and the EU -- pt. 3. Case studies of democracy assistance in third countries
Abelian categories with applications to rings and modules by Nicolae Popescu( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eurasian union : the real, the imaginary and the likely by Nicu Popescu( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recent history of attempts to reintegrate the post-Soviet space is littered with failed political and economic initiatives. Such initiatives have included the creation of the Union State of Russia and Belarus in the 1990s, the Eurasian Economic Community launched in 2000, and the GUUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Moldova) grouping launched in 1997. So far the only project which seems likely to come to fruition is the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan which is scheduled to become the Eurasian Economic Union as of 1 January 2015. The Eurasian Union exists already. Its physical headquarters - the Eurasian Economic Commission - is a bureaucratic structure with a staff of 1,000 housed in an eleven-storey glass and steel building on Vivaldi Plaza in a business complex near Paveletsky railway station in Moscow. Its legal basis is the Eurasian Union treaty signed in May 2014. In fact, however, there are two Eurasian Unions: one real, and the other imaginary. One is economic, and the other geopolitical. The real Eurasian Economic Union is an international organisation like many others. It has a legal identity, a secretariat and is staffed by bureaucrats who would not look out of place in the European Commission building in Brussels or the WTO secretariat in Geneva. Its member states exchange trade concessions among themselves and rely on the institution as an external enforcer of rules. But there is another Eurasian Union, one fuelled by geopolitical aspirations. President Putin launched this phase of Eurasian integration, the key foreign policy objective of his third presidential term in the Kremlin, in an article in Izvestia in October 2011. His vision was for the Eurasian Union not just to foster a new round of post-Soviet reintegration: he also wanted to turn the Eurasian Union into one of the 'building blocks' - on a par with the EU, NAFTA, APEC and ASEAN - of 'global development'. The Union was supposed to crown Vladimir Putin's efforts to reintegrate the post-Soviet states: it was to be the instrument by which he would 'bring Russia up from its knees' and make it a distinctive pole of influence in a multipolar world by reversing the 'civilised divorce' of former Soviet republics from the USSR. -- EU Bookshop
Russian futures horizon 2025( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Predicting Russia's future is a perilous exercise. Many, indeed perhaps most, of those who have ventured to make such predictions in the past have erred in one way or another. At the moment the danger of getting things wrong is perhaps particularly high since quite a number of short-term uncertainties with long-term consequences for the European continent -- in both Russia and the EU -- could make the next few years, let alone the next decade, radically different. From regional wars, refugees and their impact on the EU, to the falling oil price and Russia's infatuation with military power as a quick fix to its foreign or domestic policy problems -- the strategic environment is not simply unpredictable, but dangerously volatile. Yet it is precisely in such moments of uncertainty and crisis that planning for the future is more needed than ever. With this in mind, a group of prominent analysts and experts on Russia have sought to predict how Russia is likely to evolve over the next decade. The intellectual groundwork for this publication was thus laid in a series of meetings of an EUISS Task Force on Russia that took place in autumn 2015 and brought together experts and officials from the EU, Russia, the US and Ukraine. They decided to set about this exercise the hard way, choosing to go beyond the relative analytical safety of outlining the usual triptych of good, bad and middle-of-the-road scenarios. Scenarios are a good way to structure thinking and plan potential responses. But more often than not they allow experts to avoid placing bets and making judgements. In this publication experts are making considered judgements as to where Russia will stand a decade from now"--Publisher's web site
Strategic communications East and South by Antonio Missiroli( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emanating from Russia in the east and the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)/Daesh in the south, the EU has been increasingly hit by destabilising messages amounting -- in different forms and to different degrees -- to coherent hostile 'strategic communications' campaigns, or the processes of infusing communications activities with an agenda or plan to impact the behaviour of a target audience. Russia and ISIL have engaged in aggressive messaging and deceptive media campaigns, albeit with distinct narratives, targets and audiences. This Report analyses the 'what' and the 'how': the respective narratives of each actor, their specificities, their similarities and their differences. The analysis also draws attention to strategic communications efforts undertaken by the EU, which are vectored into defensive (react and respond) and offensive (probe and push) dimensions. This understanding of the present context finally allows for an evaluation of what actions can be taken to enhance the effectiveness of the EU's own strategic communications"--Publisher's web site
China and Russia: an Eastern partnership in the making ? by Michal Makocki( )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Chaillot Paper ... sets out to evaluate the scope and the actual implementation of the 'pivot to the East' announced by Moscow in the wake of its confrontation with the West over Ukraine. In particular, the study dwells on the 'pivot within the pivot' represented by Russia-China relations. The paper highlights the areas of convergence and divergence between Moscow and Beijing, the asymmetries in interests and resources, and their wider implications for Russia's policy in Asia -- thus providing an insightful and balanced assessment of bilateral relations and their 'systemic' impact"--Publisher's web site
The EU in Moldova : settling conflicts in the neighbourhood by Nicu Popescu( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iezer-Păpușa by N Popescu( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in Romanian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ukraine : four crises, one country by Nicu Popescu( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fram, der Eisbär by Cezar Petrescu( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of enlargement-lite : European and Russian power in the troubled neighbourhood by Nicu Popescu( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The EU neighbours 1995-2015 : shades of grey by Florence Gaub( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Chaillot Paper charts the changes that have taken place in the countries and regions adjacent to the EU over the past two decades, and analyses how the upheavals of recent years have altered the EU's relationship with and approach to its eastern and southern neighbours. Coming at a time when the new EU leadership has launched what amounts to a complete 'reboot' of the European Neighbourhood Policy as well as a wider review of the EU's foreign and security policy priorities, it shows that the Union still as an important role to play in these regions, albeit a less exclusive and possibly less 'magnetic' one than assumed a decade ago"--Publisher's web site
A chance to reform : how the EU can support democratic evolution in Marocco by Susi Dennison( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Morocco has not undergone a revolution like those in Tunisia and Egypt, demonstrators have kept up public pressure on the authorities to reform. The response has been a series of limited concessions, including a constitutional review that will publish its findings in June. This is the opportunity for the European Union and its member states to ensure that real progress is made towards reform-change that will not only benefit the people of Morocco, but the EU as well. In A chance to reform: how the EU can support evolution in Morocco, based upon a recent ECFR research trip to the country, Susi Dennison, Nicu Popescu and José Ignacio Torreblanca argue that the EU has the influence and opportunity to bring about a stable and genuinely democratic Morocco. They argue that: The EU should demand real progress in constitutional reforms, and offer technical support through the 'Venice Commission' (the Council of Europe's advisory body on constitutional matters) -- The EU should emphasise corruption, education and press freedom -- The EU should reach out to the '20th February' opposition alliance of students, left-wing activists and non-parliamentary Islamists -- The EU should offer trade in exchange for democratic advances, and key EU members France and Spain should stop pushing for unconditional EU assistance"--Publisher's description
EU foreign policy and post-Soviet conflicts by Nicu Popescu( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachunek sił w stosunkach Unia Europejska - Rosja by Mark Leonard( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Polish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning presence into power : lessons from the eastern neighbourhood by Nicu Popescu( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the launch of its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in 2003, the European Union has become the biggest trading partner of most of the states in the region, embarked on association and free-trade talks, deployed crisis management operations, and offered visa facilitation and visa-free dialogues. But the EU has not succeeded in turning this presence into power. In fact, as the EU has become more involved in the eastern neighbourhood, its ability to influence political developments in the region has stagnated at best. With the exception of Moldova, all of the EU's eastern neighbours have gone in the wrong direction in the last few years. Behind the EU's failure to turn presence into power in the eastern neighbourhood lie three structural trends: the increasingly authoritarian and semi-authoritarian regimes in most of the neighbourhood states; the emergence of a multi-polar world that allows countries in the neighbourhood to play "neo-Titoist" games of balancing between external actors; and the EU's own limited commitment to the ENP. The EU should continue to increase its own visibility and outreach with the public, business interests and state institutions in the eastern neighbourhood. However, it should not rely on soft power alone. Instead, it should also aim to develop a more transactional relationship with its eastern neighbours--in other words, to decide what its interests are, be less diplomatic with interlocutors and set tough conditions on issues such as visa liberalisation
Theory of categories by Nicolae Popescu( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although it is a relatively .l'oung branch of mathematics, category theorJ; has already achieved important results that are dispersed in a great number of papers and gathered in some monographs. For this reason, to write a new monograph on the theory of categories is easy, due to the abundance of material, but also difficult, due to the great quantity of ideas and results. In this work we try to give all exposition of some of the ideas and results of the theory of categories. We use current terminology and build as simple a framework as possible, but nevertheless sufficient to enable the reader of this book to understand most of the research papers deroted to this theory. In order to read this book e{fectil'ely, the reader is assumed to possess some knowledge of set theory, as well as some elementary facts from algebra and general topology. However, the reader should hare mathematical maturity. The first chapter deals with the general stud}' of categories. Here the basic notions are introduced and most of the fundamental results are proved. The second chapter discusses the problem of the completion of categories. Brief!:!-' said, this means the embedding of a gil'en category into a category that possesses some additional properties, e.lpeciallr those connected with the existence of limits and colimits. The third chapter covers the algebraic categories, i.e. categories of universal algebras and their general study. as well as the study of the functors between them
Can the EU win the peace in Georgia? by Nicu Popescu( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's unrecognised neighbours : the EU in Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Nicu Popescu( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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