How successful has the post-1989 expansion of the European security community been? Include reference to the 2004/2007 EU entrants, Western Balkans, the ‘Eastern Partnership’ countries and Russia in your answer. Critical awareness of the nature and development of the security dimensions of the European Union in both the Cold War and post-Cold War settings Knowledge and understanding of the key dynamics of the European Union foreign, security and defence policies Knowledge and understanding of the relationship between integration processes and security in post-cold war Europe Ability to compare and contrast the alternative approaches of the EU towards post-communist Europe You seemed to have decided on another topic (and one that was partially covered already in Assignment 1). ‘Security Community’ in the West European context (see module materials for weeks 2 and 8 especially) is not discussed and neither is the process of extending it eastwards via the processes of EU enlargement and other instruments (EaP etc..). The essay title (not written at the beginning of your work) clearly states the requirement for analysis of four designated regions/countries of which you cover none and do not refer to them or the concept of ‘alternative zones’ of post-communist Europe at all.