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: Does the EU’s "Soft Power" Really Work?
    • Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Judy Asks: Does the EU’s "Soft Power" Really Work?

    Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

  • An Interview with Tedo Japaridze
    • Monday, October 15, 2012

    An Interview with Tedo Japaridze

    In an interview with Judy Dempsey, Tedo Japaridze outlined his party’s plans for a more modest, regionally-oriented foreign policy strategy for Georgia.

  • Is European Integration Still a Question of War and Peace?
    • Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Is European Integration Still a Question of War and Peace?

    Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

  • Europe Excluding the Next Generation?
    • Monday, October 08, 2012

    Europe Excluding the Next Generation?

    The last thing that Europe needs is an ill-educated younger generation. But that is precisely what it’s going to get as long as countries across Europe continue to cut back on teaching.

  • Judy Asks: Should We Let Georgia into NATO?
    • Wednesday, October 03, 2012

    Judy Asks: Should We Let Georgia into NATO?

    Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

  • What Germany’s Federal Election Means for Europe
    • Monday, October 01, 2012

    What Germany’s Federal Election Means for Europe

    In the run-up to Germany's 2013 federal election, the country will become even more inward looking, making it more difficult for Europe to revamp its foreign and security policy.

  • Obama and Morsi: Two Views of Freedom
    • Thursday, September 27, 2012

    Obama and Morsi: Two Views of Freedom

    European leaders should take note from Obama and Morsi, who tried to address the complex issue of freedom of speech at a time when the Arab world is going through immense turmoil.

  • Judy Asks: Protecting Sinai: Can the EU Save Israeli-Egyptian Peace?
    • Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    Judy Asks: Protecting Sinai: Can the EU Save Israeli-Egyptian Peace?

    Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

  • An Interview with Guido Westerwelle
    • Monday, September 24, 2012

    An Interview with Guido Westerwelle

    In an interview with Carnegie Europe, and four leading European newspapers, German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle set out his views about the euro, the impact on Europe’s security and defense policy, and the Middle East.

  • The German View on Preventing Failing States
    • Thursday, September 20, 2012

    The German View on Preventing Failing States

    Germany is still not willing to address two issues that are crucial to formulating a foreign policy strategy either at the national or at the European level.

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