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.
The Middle East has always baffled Europeans, but, as Jolyon Howorth explains, five dimensions of regional and international politics are currently ripping apart Syria.
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.
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.
In this article, Luis Simón argues that the United States’ move towards a new offset strategy on military-technology should trigger a paradigm shift in European capability development.
In this article, Jolyon Howorth asks whether European allies are doing anything more significant than playing the part of symbolic support systems for a US military that has no discernible strategy against ISIS.
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.
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.
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.
In this Long Post, Hal Brands looks at six common fallacies associated with grand strategy.