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.
With a new EU Global Strategy in the making, Jo Coelmont argues that the strategy must allow EU member states to act collectively and that defence needs to be a critical element of the EU’s strategic toolkit.
In the third concluding article in our “The CSDP: National Perspectives” series, Jo Coelmont argues that while ‘CSDP fatigue’ is in fashion a number of significant developments make the Policy as relevant today as it has ever been.
In this article, Jo Coelmont argues that the European Union cannot really act comprehensively when it does not have a genuine European Security Strategy.
In this article, Jo Coelmont looks at the significance of French President Hollande’s recent visit to the United States for the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy.
In this article, Sven Biscop and Jo Coelmont provide an overview of the recent European Council, which focused heavily on security and military issues, arguing that the conclusions are quite positive for European strategic cooperation.
In this article, Jo Coelmont offers a number of ideas for the European Council on Security and Defence to consider. Amongst other elements, he claims European leaders need to focus on European military capabilities and the military-industrial base.