Together, France and Germany can live up to the daunting responsibility of coordinating their growing defense budgets in a way that benefits Europe.
Talk of a European nuclear deterrent might be welcome in Washington, but such a scheme would do very little to help Europe tackle the biggest challenges it faces.
Since Donald Trump was elected U.S. president in November 2016, reality has gained ground in the battle against populism.
The success of populist movements across Europe is not inevitable, despite Britain’s vote to leave the EU and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.
As the 2017 Munich Security Conference draws to a close, it is clear that the future of the EU will be determined largely in Washington and Paris.
European governments have had enough of U.S. haranguing but still have different views about defense and security.
The longer the French government postpones economic reforms, the weaker Europe will become.
Following Donald Trump’s electoral victory in the United States, will French presidential candidate François Fillon be defeated by populism?
The 1956 Suez Crisis created a rift between London and Paris that has hampered European defense ever since.
Both Paris and Berlin are keen to boost the EU’s military role in the world. But their different strategic cultures may hinder the creation of a stronger EU defense.