Judy Dempsey

Nonresident Senior Fellow
Carnegie Europe
Editor in chief
Strategic Europe

Dempsey is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.

Judy Dempsey is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of the Strategic Europe blog. She is also the author of the book The Merkel Phenomenon (Das Phänomen Merkel, Körber-Stiftung Edition, 2013).

She worked for the International Herald Tribune from 2004 to 2011 as its Germany and East European Correspondent and from 2011 to September 2013 as columnist. Dempsey was the diplomatic correspondent for the Financial Times in Brussels from 2001 onward, covering NATO and European Union enlargement. Between 1990 and 2001, she served as Jerusalem bureau chief (1996–2001), Berlin correspondent (1992–1996), and Eastern European correspondent in London (1990–1992) for the Financial Times. During the 1980s, Dempsey reported on Central and Eastern Europe for the Financial Times, the Irish Times, and the Economist.

Dempsey graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, where she studied history and political science. She has contributed to several books on Eastern Europe, including Developments in Central and East European Politics (Palgrave Macmillan and Duke University Press, 2007) and The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: A Handbook (Frederick Muller Ltd, 1985).

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  • The Misery of Germany’s Election Campaign
    • Monday, August 21, 2017

    The Misery of Germany’s Election Campaign

    Germany’s main political parties have no new ideas about the country’s role in Europe and don’t even debate reforms at home.

  • Europe’s Ebbing Summer
    • Friday, August 04, 2017

    Europe’s Ebbing Summer

    Be it the German election, Brexit, Italy’s financial woes, Poland’s political troubles, or digitization, the fall will bring no respite for European leaders.

  • What Are You Reading?
    • Wednesday, August 02, 2017

    What Are You Reading?

    Time for Strategic Europe’s annual summer reading suggestions! Carnegie Europe has asked a cross-section of diplomats, policymakers, and analysts to share their favorite books.

  • What Are You Reading?
    • Thursday, July 27, 2017

    What Are You Reading?

    Time for Strategic Europe’s annual summer reading suggestions! Carnegie Europe has asked a cross-section of diplomats, policymakers, and analysts to share their favorite books.

  • Judy Asks: Is the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal on the Ropes?
    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal on the Ropes?

    A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

  • New U.S. Sanctions Damage Ties With Europe
    • Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    New U.S. Sanctions Damage Ties With Europe

    By proposing sanctions on European companies that work with Russia, the U.S. administration is dividing Europe and risks further harming transatlantic relations.

  • What Are You Reading?
    • Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    What Are You Reading?

    Time for Strategic Europe’s annual summer reading suggestions! Carnegie Europe has asked a cross-section of diplomats, policymakers, and analysts to share their favorite books.

  • What Are You Reading?
    • Thursday, July 20, 2017

    What Are You Reading?

    Time for Strategic Europe’s annual summer reading suggestions! Carnegie Europe has asked a cross-section of diplomats, policymakers, and analysts to share their favorite books.

  • Judy Asks: Does the EU Have the Right Policy for Hungary and Poland?
    • Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Judy Asks: Does the EU Have the Right Policy for Hungary and Poland?

    A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

  • Poland’s Drift Away From Democracy
    • Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Poland’s Drift Away From Democracy

    The European Commission should take a tougher stance against the Polish government, whose ongoing assault on the judiciary is making a mockery of the EU.

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