In the first concluding article in our “The CSDP: National Perspectives” series, Vivien Pertusot argues that arguments about whether NATO or the EU should lead on defence are useless. What is needed is to ensure that European countries remain militarily capable in the years ahead.
In this article, Vivien Pertusot looks at the quest to appoint and the obstacles facing a new High Representative for EU foreign policy.
In this article, Vivien Pertusot provides a response to Alexander Mattelaer’s earlier post on the German-proposed ‘framework nation concept’.
In this article, Vivien Pertusot looks at the France-German partnership on security and defence. He argues that despite promising developments, a pragmatic and cautious approach is required.
In this article, Vivien Pertusot looks at how the European Council in December will address the visibility of the Common Security and Defence Policy and how this relates to the effectiveness and impact of the policy.