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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  • Don’t Write Off Angela Merkel or AKK
    • Monday, December 10, 2018

    Don’t Write Off Angela Merkel or AKK

    Just because she quit as party leader doesn’t mean that the German Chancellor has to be a lame duck.

  • Judy Asks: Will Europe Remain the Anti-Global Warming Leader?
    • Thursday, December 06, 2018

    Judy Asks: Will Europe Remain the Anti-Global Warming Leader?

    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 Foreign Policy Footprint
    • Tuesday, December 04, 2018

    Merkel’s Foreign Policy Footprint

    The next German chancellor successor will face daunting domestic and foreign policy challenges exacerbated by a weakening Europe and a changing transatlantic relationship.

  • Judy Asks: Is Macron Isolated in Europe?
    • Thursday, November 22, 2018

    Judy Asks: Is Macron Isolated in Europe?

    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 Next Chancellor
    • Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    Germany’s Next Chancellor

    Angela Merkel’s successor needs to promote a strategic culture that will prepare the country—and Europe—for new, shifting alliances caused by globalization, digitization, and China.

  • Macron’s Call for European Boots
    • Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Macron’s Call for European Boots

    A European army is not the answer to the EU’s miserable foreign and security ambitions or the rift with the United States.

  • Judy Asks: Can the Iran Nuclear Deal Be Rescued?
    • Thursday, November 08, 2018

    Judy Asks: Can the Iran Nuclear Deal Be Rescued?

    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 Way Out
    • Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    Merkel’s Way Out

    Angela Merkel’s decision to step aside as party leader and not run again as chancellor in 2021 may have surprising consequences.

  • Judy Asks: Is a Nuclear Arms Race Avoidable?
    • Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Judy Asks: Is a Nuclear Arms Race Avoidable?

    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.

  • Don’t Wait for Merkel
    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Don’t Wait for Merkel

    Germany’s center-right coalition is now on autopilot, with few prospects of any initiatives or ideas for Europe.

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