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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  • 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.

  • Europe’s Absence in the Middle East
    • Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Europe’s Absence in the Middle East

    The dangerous standoff between Iran and the United States has exposed Europe’s political and strategic weakness and its inability to exert any influence in the region.

  • Judy Asks: Is the Iran Nuclear Deal Salvageable?
    • Thursday, June 20, 2019

    Judy Asks: Is the Iran Nuclear Deal Salvageable?

    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 Flawed Peace Policy
    • Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Europe’s Flawed Peace Policy

    European leaders must acknowledge that the peace project on which the EU built its reputation is today inadequate for defending its values and interests or acting strategically.

  • Judy Asks: Is Germany’s Political Crisis Dangerous for Europe?
    • Thursday, June 06, 2019

    Judy Asks: Is Germany’s Political Crisis Dangerous for Europe?

    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.

  • Voters Challenge Europe’s Status Quo
    • Monday, May 27, 2019

    Voters Challenge Europe’s Status Quo

    The outcome of the 2019 European Parliament elections shows the weakness of several EU governments, the complexity of the issues at stake, and the impatience of the bloc’s younger citizens for real change and accountability.

  • Judy Asks: Do These European Parliament Elections Matter?
    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Judy Asks: Do These European Parliament Elections Matter?

    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.

  • Europeans Go to the Polls
    • Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Europeans Go to the Polls

    The new members of the European Parliament and leaders of the EU’s institutions need to think strategically if the continent is to defend its political, economic, and security interests.

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