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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  • Germany’s Unfinished Business
    • Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Germany’s Unfinished Business

    It will be bad news for Europe if an interim coalition deal between Germany’s two main political parties falls apart.

  • Judy Asks: Is the EU Putting Stabilization Before Human Rights?
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Judy Asks: Is the EU Putting Stabilization Before Human Rights?

    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 Takes on the Social Media Giants
    • Tuesday, January 09, 2018

    Germany Takes on the Social Media Giants

    Attempts to rein in the internet industry in democratic countries will show who really is in charge.

  • Europe in 2017 and Beyond
    • Thursday, December 21, 2017

    Europe in 2017 and Beyond

    As 2017 ebbs, Europe can expect a bumpy ride in the coming months, not least because of the impact of the digital revolution on democracy.

  • Trump’s Message to Europe
    • Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    Trump’s Message to Europe

    Europeans can take some solace from Trump’s support for NATO and the EU. But the U.S. president will want value for money.

  • Judy Asks: Is the Two-State Solution Over?
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is the Two-State Solution Over?

    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 Incoherent Foreign Policy
    • Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Germany’s Incoherent Foreign Policy

    Europe’s largest economy needs to recognize that a new Atlanticist pact is needed if the West is to protect its liberal values.

  • Judy Asks: Is Multilateralism on the Wane?
    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is Multilateralism on the Wane?

    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.

  • Theresa May’s Disunited Kingdom
    • Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    Theresa May’s Disunited Kingdom

    A small unionist party in Northern Ireland is haunting the Brexit talks and the British prime minister.

  • Merkel Enters the Twilight Zone
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Merkel Enters the Twilight Zone

    Germany will have no new government until at least next February, as Europe’s biggest economy begins to lose influence and predictability under its chancellor.

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