A New Ambition for Europe: A Memo to the European Union Foreign Policy Chief


Four experts assess the most pressing issues awaiting the incoming EU foreign policy chief and propose a new strategy for turning Europe into a more effective global actor.


William J. Burns Named Next Carnegie President

press release October 29, 2014

Ambassador William J. Burns, U.S. deputy secretary of state, will be Carnegie’s ninth president in its 105-year history. Jessica T. Mathews will step down after 18 years in the post.


Understanding Turkey’s Take on the Islamic State

Strategic Europe October 21, 2014

Ankara should acknowledge that political realities and threats in the Middle East are changing fast. And the West should support a change in Turkish policy.

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Crisis in Ukraine

August 27, 2014

The situation in Ukraine is spiraling downward. Read comprehensive analysis from Brussels, Moscow, and Washington and follow Carnegie experts on Twitter for instant reactions.

Latest Analysis

Ukraine Votes: United in Diversity
Balázs Jarábik, Eurasia Outlook

Ukraine Must Seize Its Chance for a New Beginning
Judy Dempsey, Strategic Europe

Echoes of the Ukraine Crisis in the South Caucasus
Maxim Suchkov, Eurasia Outlook

Polish Democracy Promotion in Ukraine
Tsveta Petrova


The EU and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Action Without a Script

Article October 21, 2014

The EU’s understandable priority in Gaza is to contain further violence. But the union also needs a deeper policy that addresses the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Postponing the Trade Agreement With Ukraine: Bad Move, EU

Article September 30, 2014

The EU made a mistake when it compromised with Russia and delayed the implementation of its free trade agreement with Ukraine.


Turkey’s Dangerous Bet on Syria

New York Times October 9, 2014

Turkey’s policy of conditioning its anti–Islamic State engagement on support for an anti-Assad campaign will be at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive.

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A New Geopolitics of EU Energy Security

Vanguardia Dossier September 23, 2014

The EU needs not merely to reassess its energy policies toward Russia but also to link these different strands of energy security together to fashion a fully strategic approach.


The Future of Euro-Atlantic Security

Other Publications September 15, 2014

In this publication, Rasmussen reflects on the state of the Euro-Atlantic order as his tenure as the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) comes to a close.

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Locked In or Left Out? Transatlantic Trade Beyond Brussels and Washington

Paper June 3, 2014

The United States and the EU are negotiating a transatlantic trade deal that could be difficult to multilateralize. Third countries should engage now to avoid that danger later.

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