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).
A bitter debate over the circumcision of baby boys prompts members of Germany’s Jewish community to question whether Jews are still welcome in the country.
I recently wrote a blog post about Greece’s armed forces and there was a very big response. The comments were fascinating. They fell into several camps.
Europe should stop waiting for the U.S. administration and begin to think out of the box by partnering with Egypt to try and revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Every week leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the international challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
It's a mistake to believe that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be easier after November's U.S. election.
Europe's soft power instruments are under scrutiny especially when Europe trains police forces in non-democratic countries.
The EU should use Greece's financial crisis to push ahead with pooling and sharing resources. But it won't.
The EU must increase its political and economic involvement in Moldova in order to weaken Russia's influence.
Putin's Russia is not easy to deal with but the United States and Europe have to cooperate with Moscow to continue Richard Lugar's work.
Poland is rare among EU countries. It thinks and acts strategically and can reconcile its national interests with Europe's.