Does the EU Need a Military Avant-Garde?

The EU treaties allow willing and capable member states to cooperate more closely on defense. But it is hard to believe that this mechanism will add much to EU security efforts.

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Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe offers insightful analysis, fresh commentary, and concrete policy recommendations from some of Europe’s keenest international affairs observers. Editor in Chief and Carnegie Senior Fellow Judy Dempsey previously covered Germany and Eastern Europe for the International Herald Tribune and NATO for the Financial Times.

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