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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  • How Brexiteers Are Destabilizing Ireland’s Fragile Peace
    • Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    How Brexiteers Are Destabilizing Ireland’s Fragile Peace

    The damage Brexit is inflicting on Northern Ireland and the Republic will become Europe’s newest neighborhood crisis.

  • Judy Asks: Is the Détente Between Ukraine and Russia Real?
    • Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Judy Asks: Is the Détente Between Ukraine and Russia Real?

    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.

  • Merkel’s Coalition Splutters On Amid Far-Right Surge
    • Tuesday, September 03, 2019

    Merkel’s Coalition Splutters On Amid Far-Right Surge

    Regional victories show how German Christian Democrats and Social Democrats must engage with citizens if they want to weaken the appeal of the AfD before it’s too late.

  • Judy Asks: Can Europe Rescue the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime?
    • Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Judy Asks: Can Europe Rescue the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime?

    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.

  • Europe’s Paralysis, America’s Disruption
    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Europe’s Paralysis, America’s Disruption

    Events over the summer confirm that the EU is politically unable to confront the major geopolitical and strategic shifts at a time when the United States lacks diplomatic leadership.

  • The Iranian Effect on Europe and Brexit
    • Thursday, July 25, 2019

    The Iranian Effect on Europe and Brexit

    To deal with Iran and the Middle East, Britain needs EU support as much as the EU needs a serious defense and security policy. Neither will materialize when the summer pause ends.*

  • What Are You Reading?
    • Thursday, July 18, 2019

    What Are You Reading?

    Time for Strategic Europe’s summer reading suggestions! Carnegie Europe has asked a cross-section of analysts, journalists, and policymakers to share their favorite books.

  • What Are You Reading?
    • Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    What Are You Reading?

    Time for Strategic Europe’s summer reading suggestions! Carnegie Europe has asked a cross-section of analysts, journalists, and policymakers to share their favorite books.

  • What Are You Reading?
    • Tuesday, July 09, 2019

    What Are You Reading?

    Time for Strategic Europe’s summer reading suggestions! Carnegie Europe has asked a cross-section of analysts, journalists, and policymakers to share their favorite books.

  • Judy Asks: Is Liberal Democracy Obsolete?
    • Thursday, July 04, 2019

    Judy Asks: Is Liberal Democracy Obsolete?

    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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