Europe needs more military cooperation between London and Paris. Yet the prospects for significant joint action in the future appear slim.
Attempts to rein in the internet industry in democratic countries will show who really is in charge.
Europeans can take some solace from Trump’s support for NATO and the EU. But the U.S. president will want value for money.
Europe’s largest economy needs to recognize that a new Atlanticist pact is needed if the West is to protect its liberal values.
While the EU is celebrating PESCO, Paris is preparing for closer defense cooperation outside the union.
The political conditions for a resolution of the war in Donbas are deteriorating on all sides.
Moscow is engaged in a hybrid war against the West. The West’s response amounts to muddling through.
PESCO may be limited, but it’s not inconsequential. At minimum, the deal will put EU governments under fresh pressure to spend more on defense.
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 defense industry is a taboo in Germany. The new government should make it a strategic element of Berlin’s security policy.
If Italy and Poland developed a strategic consensus and acted accordingly, it would be a revolution for European defense.
After twenty-five years of conflict, nothing good will come from perpetuating Abkhazia’s isolation. Bolder EU engagement in the disputed territory is required.
NATO and the EU are failing to address the fundamental weaknesses of their policies toward Eastern Europe.
As the alliance reembraces its commitment to territorial, collective defense, there are large hurdles standing in its way, not least the lack of a strategy toward Russia.
The EU’s commitment to a rules-based international order is hobbled by lack of strategy and political will by the member states.
Geopolitical myopia among the elites of NATO’s new member states is helping to preserve an unstable “gray zone” in post-Soviet Europe.
France is committed to taking on more responsibility for the defense of Europe without alienating or competing with NATO.
European capitals are about to face several major foreign policy battles with Washington over the coming months, which could undermine an already fragile transatlantic relationship.
European governments will need to take a big leap of faith to embrace a defense doctrine led by France.
NATO must signal to Moscow that any attempt by Russia for a landgrab in the Baltics would be met with a swift and overwhelming response.