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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  • Judy Asks: Is the Two-State Solution Over?
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is the Two-State Solution Over?

    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.

  • Germany’s Incoherent Foreign Policy
    • Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Germany’s Incoherent Foreign Policy

    Europe’s largest economy needs to recognize that a new Atlanticist pact is needed if the West is to protect its liberal values.

  • Judy Asks: Is Multilateralism on the Wane?
    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is Multilateralism on the Wane?

    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.

  • Theresa May’s Disunited Kingdom
    • Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    Theresa May’s Disunited Kingdom

    A small unionist party in Northern Ireland is haunting the Brexit talks and the British prime minister.

  • Merkel Enters the Twilight Zone
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Merkel Enters the Twilight Zone

    Germany will have no new government until at least next February, as Europe’s biggest economy begins to lose influence and predictability under its chancellor.

  • Judy Asks: Can Northern Ireland Be Kept in the EU?
    • Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    Judy Asks: Can Northern Ireland Be Kept in the EU?

    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.

  • Judy Asks: Can Merkel Pull Through?
    • Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    Judy Asks: Can Merkel Pull Through?

    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.

  • Germany Is Europe’s Newest Problem
    • Monday, November 20, 2017

    Germany Is Europe’s Newest Problem

    The collapse of coalition talks in Berlin will have serious repercussions for the rest of the EU.

  • The Way Forward for Spain
    • Thursday, November 16, 2017

    The Way Forward for Spain

    In an exclusive interview, Javier Solana discusses Catalonia’s upcoming election, how far Madrid can go in offering the region more autonomy, and the EU’s role in the crisis.

  • Judy Asks: Is NATO Stuck in Afghanistan?
    • Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is NATO Stuck in Afghanistan?

    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.

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