Western Europe

  • Judy Asks: Will the Euro Crisis Lead to Political Union?
    April 11, 2012

    Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

  • A Difficult Task for Ashton

    Sinan ÜlgenFriday, April 06, 2012

      Catherine Ashton faces a daunting task in leading the P5+ 1 in talks with Iran on its nuclear program.

    • Why Turkey Needs Britain Inside the EU

      Judy DempseyThursday, April 05, 2012

        Among EU members, Britain is its most loyal ally. The problem is that Britain, to its own detriment, has lost its influence in Brussels.

      • Talking to Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

        Judy DempseyMonday, April 02, 2012

          With its functioning multi-party democracy and significant mineral deposits Mongolia has become strategically important, but the country's president knows he has to improve the country's poor reputation when it comes to corruption.

        • Poland Needs a More Active Germany

          Judy DempseyThursday, March 29, 2012

            Germany still needs to realize that a coordinated approach with Poland on EU foreign and defense policy would also serve its own interests.

          • Time to Bury Nabucco

            Judy DempseyMonday, March 26, 2012

              The energy landscape in Europe and the United States has fundamentally changed since the Nabucco gas pipeline was first proposed and it is time for the EU to ditch Nabucco.

            • How to Deal with Belarus?

              Judy DempseyThursday, March 22, 2012

                With sanctions allowing Russia to increase its influence in Belarus, the EU may need to adopt a more sophisticated, step-by-step approach to this small European country.

              • Sarkozy and Schengen

                Judy DempseyMonday, March 19, 2012

                  As globalization marches on and Europe grows dependent on bringing in young, mobile, and educated people, the EU’s strategy should be focused on making Schengen more flexible.

                • Red Faces at NATO

                  Judy DempseyThursday, March 15, 2012

                    The discovery that NATO’s top commander had been the target of a fake Facebook profile highlights the need for NATO to reconcile its obsession with security and its need to communicate to a wider public.

                  • Negotiations with Iran: Buying Time, but for Whom?

                    Judy DempseyMonday, March 12, 2012

                      The renewal of talks on Iran’s nuclear program is about buying time. The big question is who needs breathing space the most.

                    • Putin's Victory: Business as Usual?

                      Judy DempseyThursday, March 08, 2012

                        The political space is slowly opening in Russia and now is the time for Germany and others to use it.

                      • The Hunt for Rare Earth Metals

                        Judy DempseyMonday, March 05, 2012

                          Consumer awareness and the flow of information in the globalized economy could help shape a Europe-wide rare earth strategy that could have a positive impact on authoritarian regimes.

                        • Europe's Arms Trade

                          Judy DempseyThursday, March 01, 2012

                            As long as politicians remain complacent about the moral and political problems caused by arms exports, Europe’s companies will simply carry on with business.

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