Tag Archive: NATO

Out of the blue: a white book

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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.

EU mutual assistance is more than defence

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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.

Interview with Lauri Lepik

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In this interview, Stefano Matonte talks with Lauri Lepik, Estonian Permanent Representative to NATO, about Estonian security, NATO, cyber defence, the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, Ukraine and Russia.

European geopolitical dilemmas

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In this article, Stephen Blank argues that Europe confronts an enormous multi-dimensional challenge and must find the cognitive as well as material and political resources to emerge from its long-term crisis.

Strategy: what is it good for?

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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.

CSDP: what is it good for?

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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.

CSDP: there is something there that was not there before

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In the third concluding article in our “The CSDP: National Perspectives” series, Jo Coelmont argues that while ‘CSDP fatigue’ is in fashion a number of significant developments make the Policy as relevant today as it has ever been.

European defence: minilateralism is not the enemy

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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.

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