Speck was a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the European Union’s foreign policy and Europe’s strategic role in a changing global environment.
Ulrich Speck is no longer with Carnegie Europe.
Ulrich Speck was a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels. His research focused on the European Union’s foreign policy and Europe’s strategic role in a changing global environment.
Since 2009, he has edited the Global Europe Brief, a weekly EU foreign policy newsletter widely circulated among decisionmakers in Brussels and other European capitals.
From 2010 to 2013, Speck was an associate fellow at the Madrid-based think tank FRIDE. Prior to that he worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague and Brussels, and in 2006 he was a fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC.
Speck writes a monthly foreign policy column for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, a leading Swiss daily. He has published widely on German and European foreign policy and transatlantic relations. He co-edited Empire America: Perspectives on a New World Order (Empire Amerika. Perspektiven einer neuen Weltordnung; Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2003), which asks whether the United States can be called an empire, as well as books on the revolution of 1848 and modern anti-Semitism.
Seven years after she became German chancellor, Angela Merkel has ended the Schröder era in German policy toward Russia.
Instead of talking the federalist talk, which is pushing Britain away from the heart of Europe, continental leaders must make London an offer that it cannot refuse.
The EU must realize that it has an existential interest in playing a role in the Asia-Pacific’s security.
The modern nation-state is and will likely remain the political space in which citizens recognize each other as equals.
With major economic interests at stake, the European Union must become a player in Southeast Asian security.
Europeans should focus on Europe’s role in the world, which could ultimately prove to be a key part of a solution to the euro crisis.
If the EU is serious in its ambition to become a foreign policy actor, it must back the existing Brussels structures with real power, the kind of power that only the key member states dispose of.