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  • Strategic Europe: Still a Civilian Power

    • Robin Niblett
    • October 05, 2011

    In order to become a more competitive global actor, it is crucial that the EU first stabilize its economy and achieve a period of sustained growth.

  • Strategic Europe Revisited: A Transatlantic View

    • Ian Lesser
    • October 04, 2011

    While Europe and the United States may not always agree on foreign policy strategies, the EU has proven itself a valuable ally for Washington and a strategic actor in its own right.

  • Ends, Means, and Meaning

    • Sven Biscop
    • October 03, 2011

    The EU needs to decide on clear foreign policy priorities if it wants to generate a sense of purpose for the European External Action Service.

  • Europe’s Multipolar Neighborhood

    • Mark Leonard
    • September 30, 2011

    The EU needs to develop a real foreign policy and adopt a more political and differentiated approach to its southern neighborhood.

  • What Not to Expect from the Eastern Partnership Summit

    While the Eastern Partnership summit is unlikely to deliver many positive results, there are still important lessons that leaders from both sides can take away from the summit.

  • A New Equation for the Transatlantic Alliance

    • Jackson Janes
    • September 29, 2011

    Europe must be able to define and implement a strategic role for itself in the global arena, confident of its capabilities and values, aware of its interests, and able to define its parameters.

  • The Failure of Soft Power

    • Judy Dempsey
    • September 28, 2011

    If the EU wants to get serious about using its soft power to defend human rights, it should keep an eye on the burgeoning civil societies in its greater neighborhood.

  • Can Lisbon’s Potential be Realized?

    The EU must learn how to overcome the current economic crisis before it can hope to successfully implement the Lisbon Treaty and strengthen its foreign policy.

  • A 2025 Letter to Europe’s High Representative

    • Alexander Lambsdorff
    • September 26, 2011

    Successful foreign and security policies require the backing of a united European society that must learn to adapt to changing global realities.

  • Israel-Palestine: Building Sustainable Peace

    • Amichai Magen
    • September 23, 2011

    Europe could play a leading role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process if it musters the political courage to apply its own foreign policy values to the Israeli-Palestinian arena.

  • Mainstreaming Asia in EU Strategic Thinking

    • Norio Maruyama
    • September 23, 2011

    Mainstreaming Asia within the strategic thinking of the EU could provide new solutions to global challenges.

  • May Europe 3.0 Step Forward

    Europe must think and act in a unified strategic manner if it wants to save its struggling currency and strengthen its military and government capabilities.

  • At Last, Merkel's Plan for Europe

    • Derek Scally
    • September 21, 2011

    Angela Merkel hopes that the Eurozone crisis will bring about greater economic and political union for Europe, and she is acting to drive public debate to reach the same conclusion.

  • What the War in Libya Tells Europe

    • Steven Erlanger
    • September 21, 2011

    After their experience in the campaign in Libya, Europeans will have to decide to either develop a unified security and defense identity or, given recent expenses and difficulties, abandon such efforts altogether.

  • Neighborhood-to-the-World

    If Europe is to strengthen its global influence, it must first deepen partnerships across its neighborhood.

  • Strategic Europe—Some General Observations

    • Stefani Weiss
    • September 19, 2011

    If Europe wants to be a strategic actor and ensure the security of its citizens, it must undertake measures to reshape its economy.

  • Six Vignettes About Europe

    • John Kornblum
    • September 16, 2011

    The leaders of the European Union should begin an open dialogue to increase Europe’s global engagement and seek a new strategic unity with the United States.

  • A More Realistic Europe

    • Roland Freudenstein
    • September 15, 2011

    Europe’s future demands more integration, backed up by the interests of a maximum number of Europeans, not greater centralized bureaucracy.

  • The Importance of Hard Power

    • Peter Spiegel
    • September 14, 2011

    Europe should not ignore its still formidable military power and its historical ties to certain parts of the developing world in an attempt to build a new, soft, Brussels-based power.

  • Time for Strategic Europe

    Europe must develop a strategic sense of itself, its influence, and its dependence on the global economy if it is to achieve stability and cohesion at home and play an active role abroad.

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