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 France Need to Change?
    • Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Judy Asks: Does France Need to Change?

    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.

  • Macron Eyes the Franco-German Bond
    • Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Macron Eyes the Franco-German Bond

    The future of Europe and, especially, of the Franco-German relationship depends on who becomes France’s next president.

  • Judy Asks: Has Trump Discovered Foreign Policy?
    • Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Judy Asks: Has Trump Discovered Foreign Policy?

    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: Is Europe Powerless in the Middle East?
    • Wednesday, April 05, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is Europe Powerless in the Middle East?

    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.

  • The Saga of Hungary’s Central European University
    • Tuesday, April 04, 2017

    The Saga of Hungary’s Central European University

    A move by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to control a prestigious university in Budapest is about fear, not education laws.

  • Germany After Brexit
    • Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Germany After Brexit

    Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union will have a profound effect on the bloc’s realignment, starting with Germany.

  • Judy Asks: Is Brexit a Distraction From EU Foreign Policy?
    • Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is Brexit a Distraction From EU Foreign Policy?

    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.

  • What the EU Can Do for Belarus and Russia
    • Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    What the EU Can Do for Belarus and Russia

    Protests in Belarus and Russia reveal the power of ordinary people. There are many steps the European Union can take to support citizens in Europe’s East.

  • 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.

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