Despite recent terrorist attacks by the so-called Islamic State, EU governments are unlikely to commit to deeper European military cooperation.
For the military protection of their interests, Europeans still rely on the Americans to come to their aid. The November 13 Paris attacks are unlikely to change that.
After the Paris attacks, Europe’s relations with Turkey are likely to focus on reinforcement of security measures.
The murder of many civilians in Paris must not erode Europe’s open society.
Paris has taken the initiative in proposing more political integration for the eurozone. The plan is commendable but has significant shortcomings too.
Beyond the shock and horror of the Germanwings plane crash, could the disaster’s aftermath become the symbol of a more humane Europe?
Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Although France’s economic standing has been decreasing in recent years, that has not affected the country’s foreign policy ambitions, which remain consistently high.
The initial show of unity after recent killings in Paris was remarkable. But that unity may falter if France’s leaders do not protect the country’s social fabric.
The murders at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo should encourage European governments to defend, not clamp down on, civil liberties.