• Strategic Europe

    Judy Asks: Can Germany Provide Leadership to Europe?

    Berlin’s ability and willingness to lead Europe cannot be taken for granted. Any new coalition will first have to overcome major internal differences on climate, foreign policy, and defense before tackling the EU’s future direction.

    • Strategic Europe

    Merkel’s Silence Over Defense Will Haunt Her Successor

    Germany’s next chancellor will have to finally define Berlin’s security and defense interests. That means addressing the future of U.S. nuclear weapons stationed in the country and the desperate need to modernize Germany’s armed forces.

    • Strategic Europe

    Germany’s Vote Should Set the Pace for Europe

    This German federal election is crucial for Europe’s future. Angela Merkel’s successor has the choice of leading Europe toward more integration and strategic relevance or abetting its gradual, inexorable decline.

    • Looking Beyond Iran to the Persian Gulf

      Germany and Europe should not focus solely on the Iran nuclear file. Instead, they should develop a coherent and comprehensive approach to regional security that includes securing maritime routes and investing in environmental cooperation.

      • Strategic Europe

      The Europe Angela Merkel Leaves Behind

      Chancellor Merkel’s last official visit to the White House holds a special political significance. President Biden has placed human rights and rule of law at the top of his agenda, just as these values are under attack from within and outside Europe.

      • Strategic Europe

      Nord Stream 2 is Germany’s—and Europe’s—Achilles’ Heel

      The completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline deals Russia several cards that weaken Germany, divide Europe, and blackmail Ukraine. If the EU is to engage globally, it must stop serving as Moscow’s playground.

      • Strategic Europe

      Germany’s Ambiguity Toward Human Rights Weakens Europe

      As she nears the end of her last term as Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel should revert to toughening the EU’s stance on human rights. Making them subservient to trade and economic ties discredits the EU.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      Carnegie Europe’s Dempsey Predicts No Summer Vacation for EU

      The EU is lagging behind the United States in global growth forecasts as they consider not renewing some vaccine options. With rising unemployment, it is going to take a while for Europe to bounce back.

      • Strategic Europe

      Judy Asks: Will the EU Recovery Fund Happen?

      On March 26, the German Constitutional Court ordered the country’s president not to sign off on legislation to ratify the EU’s €750 billion post-coronavirus recovery fund. At stake is Europe’s ability to recover after the pandemic is over.

      • TV/Radio Broadcast

      Merkel Threatens Federal Control Over Germany’s Pandemic Fight

      Rosa Balfour speaks about German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatening to assert federal control over measures to stem the pandemic and picking a legal fight that reflects the gravity of the latest surge in infections.

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