Western Europe

 
  • Strategic Europe
    Farewell to a Gray Mouse
    Caroline de Gruyter November 28, 2014

    On December 1, Herman Van Rompuy steps down as president of the European Council. How will the calm, matter-of-fact Belgian be remembered?

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Pope and Fortress Europe
    Judy Dempsey November 27, 2014

    Europe risks turning the Mediterranean into a “vast cemetery” with its shameful response to those fleeing the Syrian civil war and other conflicts.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Has the EU Already Lost Britain?
    Judy Dempsey November 26, 2014

    Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Ukrainian Communications Standoff
    Jan Techau November 25, 2014

    In the war of nerves now raging over Ukraine, the West does not need to counter Russian propaganda with its own parallel truth: it can rely on the power of facts.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia and Germany: The Antipodes in the International System
    Ulrich Speck November 25, 2014

    In character and attitude, Germany and Russia are the antipodes in today’s international system. That could explain perhaps both the closeness the two countries have felt for years and the growing confrontation which has come with the Ukraine crisis.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    In Defense of EU Complexity
    Justin Vaïsse November 20, 2014

    European foreign policy is not jeopardized by the activism of EU member states. The real dangers are a lack of leadership and a lack of political momentum.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Why EU Foreign Policy Is of Existential Importance
    Norbert Röttgen November 18, 2014

    EU foreign policy is not merely a playground for idealists who want to make the world a better place. It is a matter of securing Europe’s welfare and prosperity.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Frozen Donbas?
    Balázs Jarábik November 17, 2014 Русский

    In Donbas, there is mostly a tactical operation aimed at reinforcing rebel positions, not preparation for a full-fledged war. The West may not have a better solution than to accept to freeze Donbas for the winter.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe’s East-West Conflict Is a Battle of the Sexes
    Roderick Parkes November 14, 2014

    If the Cold War was an all-male affair, the current conflict between the EU and Russia is very much female versus male. But it’s a conflict that is by no means inevitable.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe and the Future of German Ostpolitik
    Judy Dempsey November 13, 2014

    Germany’s Social Democratic Party is starting to reassess its stance toward Russia. That debate will have consequences for broader relations between Europe and Russia.

     
  • Event
    Understanding Hungary’s Political Path
    Stefánia Kapronczay, Péter Krekó, Andrej Nosko, Thomas Carothers November 19, 2014 Washington, DC

    Hungary offers an important example of the problems that an apparently consolidated democracy can encounter. It also poses a test for the European Union and the United States on how to respond when democracy comes under stress in an EU member state.

     
  • Event
    National Insecurity
    David Rothkopf, Joshua Bolten, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft October 30, 2014 Washington, DC

    From the Middle East to Eastern Europe, crises grip the globe. A growing group of rivals and dangerous non-state actors now pose an array of new threats to the international order.

     
  • Event
    TTIP and Third Countries: Multilateralization or Balkanization?
    Uri Dadush, Sinan Ülgen, Miriam Sapiro, Martin Raiser October 7, 2014 Washington, DC

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership initiative is a grand plan for revitalizing economic growth and enhancing international competitiveness. While Brussels and Washington work to reach a deal, large numbers of interested third countries—even major EU and U.S. trade partners—are left out.

     
  • Event
    The Prospects for EU/Germany-Russia Relations
    Ulrich Speck, Petr Topychkanov September 29, 2014 Moscow

    The current conflict between the European Union and Russia is a clash between a postmodern world, in which states prefer to use soft power to achieve their foreign policy goals, and a modern one, in which the use of force in foreign policy is considered acceptable.

     
  • Event
    Transatlantic Trends 2014
    Constanze Stelzenmüller, Lev Gudkov, Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 Moscow

    According to this year’s Transatlantic Trends survey, Russians have an increasingly unfavorable view of the United States and the EU. Americans and Europeans also had more negative outlooks toward Russia in 2014 than previous years.

     
  • Event
    The UK in the Asian Century
    Douglas H. Paal, Hugo Swire July 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    The UK’s future in Asia extends far beyond China. Going beyond mutually beneficial bilateral relations, the UK is focused on reinforcing a multi-faceted approach encompassing business, security, and values.

     
  • Event
    Al-Qaeda Transformed: The Core, Its Affiliates, and Their Splinters

    This conference brought together leading scholars and practitioners from the United States, Europe, and the Arab world to examine the complex dynamics underway within al-Qaeda.

     
  • Event
    Sino-EU Relations Post-EU Parliamentary Elections
    Shi Zhiqin, Tian Dewen, Zhang Jian May 28, 2014 Beijing

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent tour of Europe underscored the strengthening of China-EU economic ties over the last few years. However, changes in the EU’s internal political sphere may affect the current state of China-EU relations.

     
  • Event
    Perspectives of the Next Generation: Challenges to Security in the OSCE
    James Collins, Zeynep Alemdar, Petri Hakkarainen, Rem Korteweg, Matthew Rojansky May 27, 2014 Vienna, Austria

    Representatives from Carnegie’s EASI Next Generation Network will summarize the results of the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative Next Generation Leaders Conference and deliver their recommendations to the broader Euro-Atlantic community.

     
  • Event
    China Goes West: Everything You Need to Know About Companies Going Global
    Joel Backaler, Shi Han May 21, 2014 Beijing

    Rapid expansion of Chinese companies into international markets raises questions about the long-term effects of Chinese investment on domestic industries in Europe and the United States.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Farewell to a Gray Mouse
    Caroline de Gruyter November 28, 2014

    On December 1, Herman Van Rompuy steps down as president of the European Council. How will the calm, matter-of-fact Belgian be remembered?

     
  • Op-Ed
    Making a Palestinian State a Reality
    Richard Youngs November 27, 2014 LSE Europp Blog Spanish

    While recognizing a Palestinian state could play a modest role in unblocking peace negotiations, it can only offer a partial solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Pope and Fortress Europe
    Judy Dempsey November 27, 2014

    Europe risks turning the Mediterranean into a “vast cemetery” with its shameful response to those fleeing the Syrian civil war and other conflicts.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Has the EU Already Lost Britain?
    Judy Dempsey November 26, 2014

    Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Ukrainian Communications Standoff
    Jan Techau November 25, 2014

    In the war of nerves now raging over Ukraine, the West does not need to counter Russian propaganda with its own parallel truth: it can rely on the power of facts.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia and Germany: The Antipodes in the International System
    Ulrich Speck November 25, 2014

    In character and attitude, Germany and Russia are the antipodes in today’s international system. That could explain perhaps both the closeness the two countries have felt for years and the growing confrontation which has come with the Ukraine crisis.

     
  • Op-Ed
    For Europe, Iran Is More Than the Nuclear Problem
    Cornelius Adebahr, Marc Otte, Nathalie Tocci November 20, 2014 EUobserver German

    The EU’s approach to Iran has emerged as one of the few successes of European foreign policy. Now, the EU needs to develop a comprehensive strategy beyond the nuclear issue.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    In Defense of EU Complexity
    Justin Vaïsse November 20, 2014

    European foreign policy is not jeopardized by the activism of EU member states. The real dangers are a lack of leadership and a lack of political momentum.

     
  • Event
    Understanding Hungary’s Political Path
    Stefánia Kapronczay, Péter Krekó, Andrej Nosko, Thomas Carothers November 19, 2014 Washington, DC

    Hungary offers an important example of the problems that an apparently consolidated democracy can encounter. It also poses a test for the European Union and the United States on how to respond when democracy comes under stress in an EU member state.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Why EU Foreign Policy Is of Existential Importance
    Norbert Röttgen November 18, 2014

    EU foreign policy is not merely a playground for idealists who want to make the world a better place. It is a matter of securing Europe’s welfare and prosperity.

     

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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
    Distinguished Fellow
    International Economics Program

    Naím is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 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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