In this ‘Standpoint’, James Rogers and Luis Simón analyse the potential consequences of the United Kingdom’s referendum to leave the European Union, arguing that the consequences might not be so dramatic as often alleged, particularly if carefully-considered political and strategic thinking is adopted in London and Brussels.
As the EU prepares to launch its Global Strategy, it remains beset with internal problems. But it is the perception and attitudes of external actors which will, to a large extent, determine the success of the strategy. What do non-Europeans think of the EU’s current and future role in the world?
Anti-EU rhetoric in the run-up to the UK referendum ignores the achievements and relevance of CSDP, as well as the risks of losing influence over its future direction. Sandy Johnston provides an objective UK perspective on the Policy.
In this final Long Post in a five-part series on defence and the EU Global Strategy, Luis Simón argues that any European strategy must not neglect the geopolitically relevant spaces in between Europe and Asia.
In this fourth Long Post of a five-part series on defence and the EU Global Strategy, Alexander Mattelaer looks at transatlantic burden-sharing and European defence.
In this third Long Post in a five-part series on defence and the EU Global Strategy, Daniel Keohane argues that now is as good a time as any for deeper European military cooperation.
In this second Long Post in a five-part series on defence and the EU Global Strategy, Bastian Giegerich looks at European military capability development and future conflict.
In this first Long Post of a five-part series on defence and the EU Global Strategy, Jolyon Howorth makes the case for a more realistic strategic review based on clarity and simplicity.
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.
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.