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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  • Judy Asks: Is Italy the Achilles Heel of Europe?
    • Thursday, May 31, 2018

    Judy Asks: Is Italy the Achilles Heel of 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.

  • Poland Courts American Boots
    • Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    Poland Courts American Boots

    NATO isn’t providing the security the Polish government has long wanted. Warsaw is not sure the Trump administration will either.

  • Judy Asks: Can Europe Defend Multilateralism?
    • Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Judy Asks: Can Europe Defend Multilateralism?

    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.

  • Waiting For Europe, Waiting For Merkel
    • Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    Waiting For Europe, Waiting For Merkel

    Europe can abandon its ambitions as a global player until Germany breaks out of its comfort zone.

  • Judy Asks: Is Europe Behind Macron?
    • Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Judy Asks: Is Europe Behind Macron?

    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.

  • The EU’s Next Stop: The Western Balkans
    • Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    The EU’s Next Stop: The Western Balkans

    Finally, the European Union is focusing on its neglected back garden.

  • Germany’s No-Go Foreign Policy
    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Germany’s No-Go Foreign Policy

    The repeated use of chemical weapons in Syria has exposed the lack of principles and interests in Germany’s response.

  • Judy Asks: Can Civil Society Defeat Illiberalism?
    • Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Judy Asks: Can Civil Society Defeat Illiberalism?

    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.

  • NATO’s Bad Apples
    • Tuesday, April 03, 2018

    NATO’s Bad Apples

    NATO faces a dilemma over criticizing member states that undermine democracy and the rule of law and disclose information that might endanger an ally.

  • Judy Asks: Does Europe Have a Russia Policy?
    • Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Judy Asks: Does Europe Have a Russia Policy?

    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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