Western Europe

 
  • Op-Ed
    Putin Ends the Interregnum
    Lilia Shevtsova August 28, 2014 American Interest

    Vladimir Putin’s increasingly reckless interventions in Ukraine should force the West to reevaluate everything it thought it knew about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the past two decades of Western policy on Russia.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Can Germany Save Ukraine?
    Dmitri Trenin August 28, 2014 National Interest

    Berlin is critical to any future settlement of the Ukraine crisis. It is too difficult to reach a deal on the settlement, but the absence of any deal deemed minimally acceptable to all sides would steer Europe toward an abyss.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Zero: The Correct Goal? Major Problems with Minimum Deterrence
    Li Bin August 21, 2014 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    The difficulties with definitions and verification provide further evidence that minimum deterrence cannot be a workable long-term solution to the problem of nuclear weapons.

     
  • Op-Ed
    NATO Enlargement 20 Years Later
    Eugene Rumer August 20, 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York Русский

    Two decades after the debate about NATO enlargement pitted “NATO-firsters” against “Russia-firsters,” both sides have had reasons to say, “I told you so.” And they did.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Can Pedro Sanchez Save the PSOE?
    Michael Pettis August 18, 2014 China Financial Markets

    If Pedro Sánchez Castejón hopes to lead Spain and his party out of its current economic crisis, he must recognize that the crisis is fundamentally a conflict between the interests of Europe’s bankers and of Europe’s workers.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The West and President Erdoğan
    Marc Pierini August 14, 2014 Hürriyet Daily News

    Now that Erdogan has won the Turkish Presidency, the question is how he will restore Turkey’s relationship with its allies and what the future of Turkish foreign policy will be.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Putin’s Fateful Choice
    Dmitri Trenin August 10, 2014 EL PAÍS Spanish Русский

    Prudence dictates that Russia should not invade Ukraine. However, if Putin decides differently, the Ukraine crisis will immediately become a Russia crisis, and then a European one.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Is Putin Really Cornered?
    Andrew S. Weiss August 8, 2014 International New York Times Русский

    Even now, six months into the Ukrainian crisis, Western leaders don’t know how far Vladimir Putin will go in Ukraine. The United States should immediately re-establish real channels of communication with Putin and his inner circle.

     
  • Article
    Beyond Sanctions: What’s the West’s Strategy on Russia?
    Ulrich Speck August 1, 2014

    The escalating sanctions have served as a warning shot to Moscow. But sanctions can only become meaningful if they are part of a wider strategy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    China’s Victory in Ukraine
    Dmitri Trenin July 31, 2014 Project Syndicate Русский German

    China will study U.S. strategy toward Russia and draw its own conclusions. Its interests are in keeping Russia as its stable strategic hinterland and a natural-resource base.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    What Tusk and Mogherini Mean for Europe
    Judy Dempsey September 1, 2014

    The EU’s two new leaders could have profound effects on the union’s foreign, security, and defense policies. Will Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini live up to expectations?

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Past Lessons and New Challenges
    Eugene Rumer September 1, 2014

    Europe’s and the United States’ principal challenge for the coming years is to develop a new strategy for dealing with its giant neighbor. This strategy will have to be built on a realistic understanding of Russia.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The World Will Watch This NATO Summit
    Jan Techau August 28, 2014

    NATO leaders are gathering for a much-anticipated summit near the Welsh capital. Can they convince observers that they appreciate the scale of the challenges facing the alliance?

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Hoping for an Unexpectedly Strong EU Foreign Policy Chief
    Jan Techau August 26, 2014

    EU leaders look set to choose a lackluster candidate as the union’s next foreign policy supremo. Hopefully, she will turn out to be more capable than many predict.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The World Is Getting Used to the Ukrainian Crisis
    Alexey Malashenko August 21, 2014

    The world is getting used to the Ukrainian conflict and the confrontation between Russia and the West. If Moscow and the Western countries start to consider this state of affairs the new norm, the consequences may be quite unappealing.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Russia Is Losing Germany
    Judy Dempsey August 21, 2014

    A letter sent by three German ministers to parliamentarians makes clear that Berlin’s special relationship with Russia is all but over.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Thirty Years of Foreign Policy Pain Coming Europe’s Way
    Jan Techau August 19, 2014

    In addition to growing internal divisions, sclerotic economies, and resurgent nationalism, the EU must now take on geopolitical challenges of a kind it has never faced before.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Missile Seasoning Spices Up the Ukrainian Dish
    Alexei Arbatov August 19, 2014

    The tensions between Russia and the West heightened over the issues of compliance with the INF treaty. In this case, it would not be prudent for Russia to seriously compromise its long-term security yet again while pursuing tactical goals or relying on superficial arguments.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    After the Sanctions, a Strategy for the East
    Judy Dempsey August 18, 2014

    Thanks to Merkel’s leadership, Europe agreed tougher sanctions against Russia. But these won’t take hold overnight. Russia’s neighbors need consistent, long-term help.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Silence in the Air on Eastern Ukraine
    Dmitri Trenin August 11, 2014

    While European mainstream media’s focus has been on the developments in Gaza and in northern Iraq, they have been giving only scant attention recently to the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    What Tusk and Mogherini Mean for Europe
    Judy Dempsey September 1, 2014

    The EU’s two new leaders could have profound effects on the union’s foreign, security, and defense policies. Will Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini live up to expectations?

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Past Lessons and New Challenges
    Eugene Rumer September 1, 2014

    Europe’s and the United States’ principal challenge for the coming years is to develop a new strategy for dealing with its giant neighbor. This strategy will have to be built on a realistic understanding of Russia.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What’s Driving Russia to Raise the Stakes in Ukraine?
    Andrew S. Weiss, Andrew Kramer, Andrei Tsygankov August 28, 2014 PBS NewsHour

    At various turns in the crisis in Ukraine, when it looked like Russia’s status on the ropes, Putin has chosen to escalate the situation.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Putin Ends the Interregnum
    Lilia Shevtsova August 28, 2014 American Interest

    Vladimir Putin’s increasingly reckless interventions in Ukraine should force the West to reevaluate everything it thought it knew about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the past two decades of Western policy on Russia.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Can Germany Save Ukraine?
    Dmitri Trenin August 28, 2014 National Interest

    Berlin is critical to any future settlement of the Ukraine crisis. It is too difficult to reach a deal on the settlement, but the absence of any deal deemed minimally acceptable to all sides would steer Europe toward an abyss.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The World Will Watch This NATO Summit
    Jan Techau August 28, 2014

    NATO leaders are gathering for a much-anticipated summit near the Welsh capital. Can they convince observers that they appreciate the scale of the challenges facing the alliance?

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Hoping for an Unexpectedly Strong EU Foreign Policy Chief
    Jan Techau August 26, 2014

    EU leaders look set to choose a lackluster candidate as the union’s next foreign policy supremo. Hopefully, she will turn out to be more capable than many predict.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Germany’s Constitution Demands an Active International Stance
    Cornelius Adebahr, Angela Merkel August 23, 2014 Video Podcast of the Chancellor German

    Germany will continue its international commitment, from EU enlargement to the Western Balkans to violent conflicts in the world more broadly.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Zero: The Correct Goal? Major Problems with Minimum Deterrence
    Li Bin August 21, 2014 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    The difficulties with definitions and verification provide further evidence that minimum deterrence cannot be a workable long-term solution to the problem of nuclear weapons.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The World Is Getting Used to the Ukrainian Crisis
    Alexey Malashenko August 21, 2014

    The world is getting used to the Ukrainian conflict and the confrontation between Russia and the West. If Moscow and the Western countries start to consider this state of affairs the new norm, the consequences may be quite unappealing.

     

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Carnegie Experts on Western Europe

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

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  • Thomas Carothers
    Vice President for Studies

    Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, rights, and governance and on comparative democratization as well as an expert on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • Judy Dempsey
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Carnegie Europe
    Editor in chief
    Strategic Europe

    Dempsey is a nonresident senior associate at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.

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  • François Godement
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Godement, an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, is a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Deborah Gordon
    Director
    Energy and Climate Program

    Gordon is director of Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where her research focuses on oil and climate change issues in North America and globally.

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  • Oz Hassan
    Visiting Scholar
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Hassan is one of the United Kingdom’s foremost authorities on democracy promotion and democracy assistance programs and a leading scholar on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

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  • Moisés Naím
    Senior Associate
    International Economics Program

    Naím is a senior associate in Carnegie’s International Economics Program, where his research focuses on international economics and global politics. He is currently the chief international columnist for El País, Spain’s largest newspaper, and his weekly column is published worldwide.

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  • Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Carnegie Europe

    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.

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  • Ulrich Speck
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Speck is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the European Union’s foreign policy and Europe’s strategic role in a changing global environment.

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  • Jan Techau
    Director
    Carnegie Europe

    Techau is the director of Carnegie Europe, the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.

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  • Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the implications of Turkish foreign policy for Europe and the United States, nuclear policy, and the security and economic aspects of transatlantic relations.

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  • Nicholas Wright
    Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Wright is an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment and a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow. His research draws on his background in neuroscience to explore political decisionmaking in economics and nuclear security.

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  • Richard Youngs
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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