In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks on Brussels, Sven Biscop argues that now is not the time for grand words but greater European solidarity and cooperation.
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.
In this Long Post, Sven Biscop argues that should the UK decide to leave the EU its leverage on the strategic decisions that shape the framework within which its military deployment takes place would be negligible.
Faced with a plethora of crises and foreign policy challenges, Sven Biscop asks whether Europeans are up to the challenge of acting strategically.
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 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.
In this second of two articles on strategy, Sven Biscop points out that the EU is caught between member states that do not have a strategy and those that do but who do not have the means to implement one.
In this first of two articles on strategy, Sven Biscop outlines how we should think about strategy in the context of a forthcoming reflection on a new strategy for EU foreign policy.
In the fifth concluding article in our “The CSDP: National Perspectives” series, Sven Biscop asks his readers to look back at and question the original raison d’être of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy.