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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  • Europe Woos Japan
    • Friday, March 24, 2017

    Europe Woos Japan

    The EU seems determined to clinch a trade accord with Japan by the end of 2017. That might be wishful thinking.

  • Judy Asks: Has the EU Forgotten Its Origins?
    • Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Judy Asks: Has the EU Forgotten Its Origins?

    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.

  • Belarus, the EU’s Neglected Eastern Neighbor
    • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Belarus, the EU’s Neglected Eastern Neighbor

    Protests across Belarus sparked by the country’s deteriorating economic situation are being met with studied indifference from the EU.

  • The Dutch Buck the Populist Trend
    • Thursday, March 16, 2017

    The Dutch Buck the Populist Trend

    The Netherlands’ pro-European prime minister has secured an important election victory, but not without pandering to the far Right.

  • Judy Asks: Is Turkey Challenging Europe’s Freedom of Speech?
    • Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is Turkey Challenging Europe’s Freedom of Speech?

    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 Goes to Washington
    • Monday, March 13, 2017

    Merkel Goes to Washington

    When she meets the U.S. president, the German chancellor will have the awesome task of defending Germany, Europe, and the Western liberal order.

  • Judy Asks: Can the EU Ever Be Strategic?
    • Wednesday, March 08, 2017

    Judy Asks: Can the EU Ever Be Strategic?

    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—Looking Back, Looking Forward
    • Tuesday, March 07, 2017

    Europe—Looking Back, Looking Forward

    As Carnegie’s Strategic Europe blog celebrates its fifth anniversary, the European Union still shuns conviction, confidence, and direction.

  • The EU’s Loss of Direction
    • Thursday, March 02, 2017

    The EU’s Loss of Direction

    The European Commission’s new white paper on the future of Europe lacks a strategic compass and ambition.

  • Judy Asks: Is Social Media Replacing Journalism?
    • Wednesday, March 01, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is Social Media Replacing Journalism?

    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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