The (Sorry) State of EU Defense Cooperation

The need to militarily assist Ukraine is another incentive for better coordinating defense investment at European level. The EU’s initiatives will only deliver if member states are guided by shared considerations.

  • Bastian Giegerich, Ester Sabatino
  • October 06, 2022
  • Ukraine Exposes Europe’s Competing Narratives About Russia

    Ukraine Exposes Europe’s Competing Narratives About Russia

    Judy DempseyTuesday, October 04, 2022

      Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine has exposed European countries’ diverging views of Moscow. These fissures will affect the EU’s policies toward Ukraine and Russia.

    • Judy Asks: Can Putin Be Stopped?

      Judy Asks: Can Putin Be Stopped?

      Judy DempseyThursday, September 29, 2022

        The decision to mobilize reservists and the ensuing domestic unrest points to Putin’s weakness. Western sanctions and military support for Ukraine are key to preventing a Russian victory.

      • More Storm Clouds Gather Over Armenia, Azerbaijan

        More Storm Clouds Gather Over Armenia, Azerbaijan

        Thomas de WaalThursday, September 22, 2022

          Azerbaijan’s military action in Armenia has gravely damaged chances of a settlement. EU-mediated negotiations, the only viable peace talks, need greater international support.

        • Why Ukraine Must Win

          Why Ukraine Must Win

          Judy DempseyTuesday, September 20, 2022

            A Russian victory against Ukraine would be devastating for Europe’s security and stability. European governments have no excuse for not realizing what is at stake.

          • Judy Asks: Is the EU Too Soft on Hungary?

            Judy Asks: Is the EU Too Soft on Hungary?

            Judy DempseyThursday, September 15, 2022

              For too long, the EU has neglected Viktor Orbán’s attack on its fundamental values. Brussels must use its financial leverage to halt Hungary’s democratic decline.

            • Russia’s War in Ukraine: A Turning Point?

              Russia’s War in Ukraine: A Turning Point?

              Gwendolyn SasseTuesday, September 13, 2022

                Ukraine’s recent gains highlight the unpredictability of Russia’s war. The main challenge for Western governments, NATO, and the EU is to act in unison while adjusting to the evolving military dynamics.

              • European Unity Can Endure the Winter of Discontent

                European Unity Can Endure the Winter of Discontent

                Rosa BalfourThursday, September 08, 2022

                  The coming winter promises to be dark and difficult. But doomsters may be proven wrong in anticipating that the war effort in Ukraine’s support will divide the EU.

                • Gorbachev’s Legacies

                  Gorbachev’s Legacies

                  Judy DempseyTuesday, September 06, 2022

                    Albeit unwittingly, the Soviet Union’s last president paved the way for complex democratic transformations across Eastern Europe. The values these countries fought for must now be protected within the EU itself.

                  • Judy Asks: Is NATO Doing Anything for Ukraine?

                    Judy Asks: Is NATO Doing Anything for Ukraine?

                    Judy DempseyThursday, September 01, 2022

                      Most Western assistance to Ukraine, including weapons and training, has come from individual NATO member states. But without the alliance, this support would be less coordinated and not as substantial.

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