The ongoing migration crisis asks some interesting questions of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, especially in light of the proposal for a ‘European Border and Coast Guard’. Is the Policy set to become a ‘glorified border force’ or will it play a role in EU ‘state-building’? Daniel Fiott takes a look at some of the issues.
With all the attention on Syria and the Middle East right now, Daniel Fiott takes a look at security in the Gulf of Guinea and he asks whether now is the time for a more robust European role in the region.
In this interview, Daniel Fiott talks with Olivier de France about how various elements of French society are reacting to the 13 November Islamic State attacks on Paris.
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.
This Long Post looks at the life, times and leadership of one of Germany’s and Europe’s most important politicians. Helmut Schmidt (1918-2015) was Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982.
In this interview, Daniel Fiott talks with Julian Lindley-French about NATO, Russia, the 2016 Warsaw Summit, geostrategy and the forthcoming UK Strategic Defence and Security Review.
The European Union recently introduced new accounting standards. Daniel Fiott looks at the potentially important repercussions these new standards may have for the acquisition of weapons systems in Europe.
In this post, Daniel Fiott shares a few video clips that have stuck with him this past year related to geostrategy.
In this interview, Daniel Fiott talks with Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency, about European defence cooperation, CSDP-related research, innovative sources of finance for defence and the United States’ Defense Innovation Initiative.