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 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.
Following the tragic attacks on Paris, Frederik Van Lokeren argues that Islamic State will continue to strike abroad and at the heart of its enemies whenever its military situation deteriorates in Syria and Iraq.
Despite the fact that European nations will likely never procure any of the newly announced US long-range strategic bombers, Alexander Clarke argues that the LRS-Bs will still have a major impact on the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe.
Putin is a master tactician but, as Sijbren de Jong, Karlijn Jans and Willem Oosterveld argue, by only scoring tactical points Putin risks upsetting Russia’s relations with vital neighbours and partners such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
In the context of the US ‘third offset strategy’ and the growing A2/AD ‘bubbles’ on Europe’s Eastern and Southern flanks, Luis Simón argues that the Europeans must re-assess their military assumptions and re-prioritise their capability development strategies.
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 this article, Joris Couvreur looks at the current state of play in the Syria conflict and argues that control over Syria’s state institutions is more important than seizing territory.