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: Does May Need Merkel for a Brexit Deal?
    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Judy Asks: Does May Need Merkel for a Brexit Deal?

    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.

  • Europe’s Illusionaries
    • Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Europe’s Illusionaries

    Bashing the United States is no substitute for Europe’s strategic helplessness.

  • Judy Asks: Should the Iran Deal Be Scrapped?
    • Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Judy Asks: Should the Iran Deal Be Scrapped?

    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.

  • Wolfgang Schäuble’s Europe
    • Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    Wolfgang Schäuble’s Europe

    In leaving the German finance ministry, Europe’s most influential politician leaves a big gap in the intellectual direction of the EU.

  • Judy Asks: Can Spain Keep Together?
    • Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    Judy Asks: Can Spain Keep Together?

    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.

  • Schröder’s Unswerving Loyalty to Putin
    • Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    Schröder’s Unswerving Loyalty to Putin

    The special relationship that the former German chancellor keeps with Vladimir Putin is doing neither his party nor his country any favors.

  • Judy Asks: What Next For Europe After the German Election?
    • Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Judy Asks: What Next For Europe After the German Election?

    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.

  • Merkel’s Bittersweet Victory
    • Monday, September 25, 2017

    Merkel’s Bittersweet Victory

    Germany’s changing political landscape may be far more difficult for Angela Merkel to deal with than European issues.

  • Judy Asks: Is Turkey Weakening NATO?
    • Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is Turkey Weakening NATO?

    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.

  • Merkel’s Choices as Waiting Ends
    • Monday, September 18, 2017

    Merkel’s Choices as Waiting Ends

    The assumption is that Angela Merkel will be reelected as chancellor of Germany. The same cannot be said about the makeup of her next government.

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