Following the 2016 ‘State of the Union’ speech, Sandy Johnston argues that President Juncker has not heeded any of the lessons from Brexit, especially as they relate to the migration crisis and defence policy.
The NATO Summit in Warsaw was a watershed moment for the Alliance. Yet, deeds, not words, are what really count. Dominik Jankowski argues that on its road from the Summit in Warsaw to the Summit in Brussels in 2017 NATO should embrace five strategic issues.
The recent NATO commitment to position troops in the Baltic states follows several years of Russian aggression, with NATO previously reluctant to make such a commitment. The move is seen as a symbolic gesture of support for the region; however, the commitment is not seen as a significant challenge to Russia’s military strength and question marks remain about whether it will act as a significant act of deterrence.
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 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.
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.
With all the attention on Syria and the Middle East right now, Daniel Fiott takes a look at security in the Gulf of Guinea and he asks whether now is the time for a more robust European role in the region.
The Dutch and Norwegian navies are set to replace their submarine fleets and joint acquisition could be an option. Yet, as Bjorn-Olav Knutsen argues, cooperation is not without its challenges.