As the introduction to a five-part series on what the EU Global Strategy should say on defence, this article outlines the major issues and sets the context for the EU’s level of ambition.
Faced with a plethora of crises and foreign policy challenges, Sven Biscop asks whether Europeans are up to the challenge of acting strategically.
The Dutch and Norwegian navies are set to replace their submarine fleets and joint acquisition could be an option. Yet, as Bjorn-Olav Knutsen argues, cooperation is not without its challenges.
European Geostrategy continues its analysis of the United Kingdom’s 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review. Daniel Fiott sits down with Julian Lindley-French, Olivier de France and Ben Jones to go over the fine print.
With the release of the United Kingdom’s 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, Daniel Fiott and James Rogers discuss what the Review means for British power and the UK’s partners.
The idea for a European ‘white book’ on defence is again gaining traction, but Sven Biscop argues that it must become an integral part of the work on an European Global Strategy if it is to meet its full potential.
Following President Hollande’s invocation of the EU’s mutual assistance clause, Sven Biscop argues that to prove that the EU is more than a market Article 42.7 must be translated into strategy, planning and institutions.
Following the tragic attacks on Paris, Frederik Van Lokeren argues that Islamic State will continue to strike abroad and at the heart of its enemies whenever its military situation deteriorates in Syria and Iraq.
Following the attacks in Paris, Sven Biscop argues that while the West and Europe are at war with Islamic State it is time for a new offensive – a diplomatic offensive.
Despite the fact that European nations will likely never procure any of the newly announced US long-range strategic bombers, Alexander Clarke argues that the LRS-Bs will still have a major impact on the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe.