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 NATO Ready for Trump?
    • Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is NATO Ready for Trump?

    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 Europe Deal With Cyberattacks?
    • Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Judy Asks: Can Europe Deal With Cyberattacks?

    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 Ideas-Deficit Opposition
    • Monday, May 15, 2017

    Germany’s Ideas-Deficit Opposition

    Germany’s Social Democrats and Greens are at a loss over how to woo voters to stop Chancellor Angela Merkel from winning a fourth term in September.

  • From Paris to Berlin
    • Thursday, May 11, 2017

    From Paris to Berlin

    Despite big differences over economic policy, Europe’s two most important leaders need each other more than ever before.

  • Judy Asks: Is France Europe’s Redeemer?
    • Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is France Europe’s Redeemer?

    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’s Victory Is Just the Beginning
    • Monday, May 08, 2017

    Macron’s Victory Is Just the Beginning

    France’s new president has five years to put his country and Europe on a new trajectory. The challenges he faces are huge.

  • Judy Asks: Does the EU Really Care About the Western Balkans?
    • Wednesday, May 03, 2017

    Judy Asks: Does the EU Really Care About the Western Balkans?

    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.

  • Brexit and the Irish Question
    • Tuesday, May 02, 2017

    Brexit and the Irish Question

    Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could spur the unification of Ireland and the breakup of the United Kingdom.

  • Judy Asks: Is Populism on the Run?
    • Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is Populism on the Run?

    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.

  • A Netanyahu Snub, a German Response
    • Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    A Netanyahu Snub, a German Response

    Israel’s prime minister is doing neither himself nor his country any favors in refusing to meet the German foreign minister.

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