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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  • The European Blame Game
    • Friday, February 15, 2019

    The European Blame Game

    This year’s Munich Security Conference will expose the increasing drift of the EU, perhaps even more than the transatlantic rift.

  • Europe and the End of the INF Treaty
    • Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    Europe and the End of the INF Treaty

    Washington’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty represents the end of the post-Cold war era and America’s new strategic priorities.

  • Judy Asks: Is NATO Deterrence a Paper Tiger?
    • Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Judy Asks: Is NATO Deterrence a Paper Tiger?

    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.

  • What Franco-German Engine?
    • Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    What Franco-German Engine?

    Berlin and Paris are no longer providing the leadership Europe urgently needs to adapt to global, geostrategic shifts.

  • Judy Asks: Is Europe Tough Enough on China?
    • Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Judy Asks: Is Europe Tough Enough on China?

    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.

  • What Trump Means for Europe
    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019

    What Trump Means for Europe

    Brexit is symptomatic of Europe’s inability to deal with the end of the post-1945 era.

  • Europe After a No-Deal Brexit
    • Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Europe After a No-Deal Brexit

    The disruption caused by Britain failing to agree an orderly exit from the European Union is immense—and dangerous for the bloc’s future stability.

  • Britain, France, and the State of the EU
    • Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Britain, France, and the State of the EU

    Social cohesion in many European countries is fraying as the impact of globalization and all its attributes undermine governing.

  • Don’t Write Off Angela Merkel or AKK
    • Monday, December 10, 2018

    Don’t Write Off Angela Merkel or AKK

    Just because she quit as party leader doesn’t mean that the German Chancellor has to be a lame duck.

  • Judy Asks: Will Europe Remain the Anti-Global Warming Leader?
    • Thursday, December 06, 2018

    Judy Asks: Will Europe Remain the Anti-Global Warming Leader?

    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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