Western Europe

 
  • Strategic Europe
    From Germanwings Tragedy to European Solidarity
    Marc Pierini March 31, 2015

    Beyond the shock and horror of the Germanwings plane crash, could the disaster’s aftermath become the symbol of a more humane Europe?

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Defense Spending—Beyond the 2 Percent Target?
    Malcolm Chalmers March 31, 2015

    NATO, despite being the primary framework for transatlantic military cooperation, is still an alliance of independent states that have their own budgets and priorities.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why the St. Petersburg Summit of the Kremlin’s Friends Failed

    Putin and his policy attract sympathizers in Europe from both far left and far right. However, Russian ideologists have such a poor idea of who supports them overseas that they failed to assemble and present a convincing contingent of supporters, only embarrassing themselves in the end.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Islamic State and Russia Should Be a Chance for Europe
    Judy Dempsey March 26, 2015

    Islamic State terrorism and Russian belligerence should be catalysts for strengthening security, defense, and other forms of cooperation throughout Europe.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Is the EU Too Soft on France’s Budget Deficit?
    Judy Dempsey March 25, 2015

    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
    TTIP’s Lack of Energy
    David Livingston March 24, 2015

    The EU and the United States should focus more attention on how to include energy issues in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Long Live Minsk II?
    Balázs Jarábik March 20, 2015

    The Minsk agreements are fragile.How effectively they are implemented will depend primarily on the Europeans’ ability to convince Moscow to pressure separatists into observing the ceasefire, and on Kyiv’s ability to keep nationalist militias in line. If either side fails to do so, the fighting is likely to resume.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Letter From Lisbon
    Paulo Gorjão March 20, 2015

    For a relatively small geopolitical player, Portugal has a surprisingly ambitious foreign policy. A key theme in that policy is the country’s strategic geographic location.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Steinmeier Review of German Foreign Policy
    Jan Techau March 19, 2015 Русский

    The German foreign minister has launched a valuable review of his country’s foreign policy. The project should lead to a new culture of strategic thinking in Germany.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Time for Greece to Leave the Euro?
    Judy Dempsey March 18, 2015

    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.

     
  • Event
    Transatlantic Energy Security Breakfast
    March 19, 2015 Washington, DC

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a discussion on transatlantic energy security.

     
  • Event
    Oil-Climate Index Release
    William Burns, Deborah Gordon, Jonathan Koomey, Adam Brandt, Joule Bergerson, Rob Barnett, David Livingston March 11, 2015 Washington, DC

    Oil is changing. The oils themselves, how they are extracted and processed, and the products into which they are made are shifting in substantial ways.

     
  • Event
    How to Fix EU Democracy
    Thomas Carothers, Heather Grabbe, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Stefan Lehne February 18, 2015 Brussels

    To everyday citizens, the EU institutions appear distant, obscure, and elitist. With populism and Euroskepticism on the rise, how can the EU win back the trust of its people?

     
  • Event
    China-EU Relations and the Role of Cultural Diplomacy
    Zhang Lihua December 18, 2014 Beijing

    Official state visits are vital to healthy diplomatic relations, but tourism and exchanges between ordinary citizens also strengthen ties.

     
  • Event
    Russia and the West: What Next?
    Dmitri Trenin December 16, 2014 Moscow

    In 2014, Russia broke out of the post–Cold War order and openly challenged the U.S.-led international system. The new period of rivalry between the Kremlin and the West is likely to endure for years.

     
  • Event
    New EU Ambassador in Conversation With Jessica T. Mathews
    David O’Sullivan, Jessica Tuchman Mathews December 10, 2014 Washington, DC

    In his first major public event since becoming EU ambassador, David O’Sullivan offered his perspective on the many common challenges shared by the European Union and the United States.

     
  • Event
    Trade and Energy Governance
    David Livingston, Daniel Crosby, Fredrik Erixon, Jan Techau December 9, 2014 Brussels

    The world’s energy system looks very different today than in the fifty years following the second World War.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    From Germanwings Tragedy to European Solidarity
    Marc Pierini March 31, 2015

    Beyond the shock and horror of the Germanwings plane crash, could the disaster’s aftermath become the symbol of a more humane Europe?

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Defense Spending—Beyond the 2 Percent Target?
    Malcolm Chalmers March 31, 2015

    NATO, despite being the primary framework for transatlantic military cooperation, is still an alliance of independent states that have their own budgets and priorities.

     
  • Article
    How France Became an Iran Hawk
    Joseph Bahout, Benjamin Haddad March 30, 2015 Foreign Policy

    The French are worried that the P5+1 negotiations have transformed into a U.S.-Iran rapprochement and that traditional American allies, both in Middle East and Europe, are being sacrificed to this goal.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why the St. Petersburg Summit of the Kremlin’s Friends Failed

    Putin and his policy attract sympathizers in Europe from both far left and far right. However, Russian ideologists have such a poor idea of who supports them overseas that they failed to assemble and present a convincing contingent of supporters, only embarrassing themselves in the end.

     
  • Article
    German Power and the Ukraine Conflict
    Ulrich Speck March 26, 2015

    The Ukraine crisis has revealed both the strengths of German foreign policy—diplomatic skill and economic power—and its weakness—a lack of military muscle.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The Islamic State and Russia Should Be a Chance for Europe
    Judy Dempsey March 26, 2015

    Islamic State terrorism and Russian belligerence should be catalysts for strengthening security, defense, and other forms of cooperation throughout Europe.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Is the EU Too Soft on France’s Budget Deficit?
    Judy Dempsey March 25, 2015

    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
    TTIP’s Lack of Energy
    David Livingston March 24, 2015

    The EU and the United States should focus more attention on how to include energy issues in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

     
  • Article
    How Trade and Security Became Europe’s Unhappy Couple
    Fredrik Erixon March 24, 2015

    European policymakers have been using trade policy as a substitute for security policy. That is ineffective, and it is time to reset the balance between the two.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Long Live Minsk II?
    Balázs Jarábik March 20, 2015

    The Minsk agreements are fragile.How effectively they are implemented will depend primarily on the Europeans’ ability to convince Moscow to pressure separatists into observing the ceasefire, and on Kyiv’s ability to keep nationalist militias in line. If either side fails to do so, the fighting is likely to resume.

     

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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, human rights, governance, comparative democratization, and U.S. foreign policy relating to democracy and human rights.

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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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  • 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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  • Maxim Samorukov
    Deputy Editor of Carnegie.ru
    Moscow Center

    Samorukov is deputy editor of Carnegie.ru.

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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
    Nonresident Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Wright is a nonresident associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. 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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