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: Can Merkel Pull Through?
    • Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    Judy Asks: Can Merkel Pull Through?

    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 Is Europe’s Newest Problem
    • Monday, November 20, 2017

    Germany Is Europe’s Newest Problem

    The collapse of coalition talks in Berlin will have serious repercussions for the rest of the EU.

  • The Way Forward for Spain
    • Thursday, November 16, 2017

    The Way Forward for Spain

    In an exclusive interview, Javier Solana discusses Catalonia’s upcoming election, how far Madrid can go in offering the region more autonomy, and the EU’s role in the crisis.

  • Judy Asks: Is NATO Stuck in Afghanistan?
    • Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is NATO Stuck in Afghanistan?

    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 West Matters to Poland
    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    The West Matters to Poland

    The Polish government pours a lot of scorn on the EU, but Warsaw can ill afford to turn its back on what the West stands for.

  • Judy Asks: Is the Franco-German Engine Floundering?
    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017

    Judy Asks: Is the Franco-German Engine Floundering?

    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.

  • Waiting for Berlin
    • Tuesday, November 07, 2017

    Waiting for Berlin

    The next German government needs a long overdue policy for Europe’s future. That means supporting French President Emmanuel Macron.

  • Shrinking Spaces in Hungary and Poland
    • Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Shrinking Spaces in Hungary and Poland

    The EU could do far more to support civil society activists and nongovernmental organizations that have come under increasing pressure from Warsaw and Budapest.

  • Eastern Europe’s Yawning Gap
    • Friday, October 27, 2017

    Eastern Europe’s Yawning Gap

    NATO and the EU are failing to address the fundamental weaknesses of their policies toward Eastern Europe.

  • Judy Asks: Should Europe Protect Its Strategic Sectors?
    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Judy Asks: Should Europe Protect Its Strategic Sectors?

    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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