Western Europe

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Sanctions Vortex or Global Thinking?
    Sergej Sumlenny March 4, 2015 Русский

    The European and U.S. sanctions seem to be the most challenging factor for western companies doing business in Russia. As sanctions lists and types of sanctions have got more and more complicated during the last year, clarity has decreased and risks have increased dramatically.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Letter From Paris
    François Heisbourg February 27, 2015

    Although France’s economic standing has been decreasing in recent years, that has not affected the country’s foreign policy ambitions, which remain consistently high.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Is NATO’s 2 Percent Spending Call Realistic?
    Judy Dempsey February 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
    Letter From Valletta
    Anthony Manduca February 20, 2015

    Malta’s small size prevents it from coming up with major foreign policy initiatives, but it is nevertheless keen to promote peace and stability in the Mediterranean.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    After Minsk, Is Germany Still a Leader?
    Andrei Kolesnikov February 19, 2015

    If Merkel is synonymous with Germany, then German political and diplomatic weight has certainly risen to the height of true European leadership.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Is Britain Still a Foreign Policy Power?
    Judy Dempsey February 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.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Exit America, Europe’s Trust Engine?
    Jan Techau February 17, 2015

    The United States succeeded as Europe’s benevolent hegemon because it was able to pacify rivaling European states and instill mutual trust in them. That role is still needed.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Euro-Atlanticism After Minsk II
    Judy Dempsey February 16, 2015

    As Moldova, Macedonia, and Montenegro are knocking on the doors of EU and NATO, the West cannot take these countries’ European orientation for granted.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Letter From Copenhagen
    Bo Lidegaard February 13, 2015

    Denmark pursues an active foreign policy at both the European and the international level, helping develop joint EU approaches and contributing to military interventions.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Did Minsk II Actually Achieve?
    Balázs Jarábik February 13, 2015 Русский

    The Minsk agreements lay the political groundwork for peace in Ukraine. Still, several important questions remain. Moreover, the agreements are likely to be too little too late for the warring parties: they may not settle for anything less than what they consider victory.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Sanctions Vortex or Global Thinking?
    Sergej Sumlenny March 4, 2015 Русский

    The European and U.S. sanctions seem to be the most challenging factor for western companies doing business in Russia. As sanctions lists and types of sanctions have got more and more complicated during the last year, clarity has decreased and risks have increased dramatically.

     
  • Op-Ed
    That Absurd Fear of Stagnation
    Uri Dadush March 2, 2015 Hill

    Seven years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, bad policies, deficient institutional arrangements, and the mistakes of the past are still tying some of the world’s largest economies down.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Letter From Paris
    François Heisbourg February 27, 2015

    Although France’s economic standing has been decreasing in recent years, that has not affected the country’s foreign policy ambitions, which remain consistently high.

     
  • Op-Ed
    When Do We Decide That Europe Must Restructure Much of Its Debt?
    Michael Pettis February 25, 2015 China Financial Markets

    The biggest constraint to the EU’s survival is debt. Europe will not grow and unemployment will not drop until the costs of the excessive debt burdens are addressed.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Better The Brits Than NATO in Ukraine
    Judy Dempsey February 25, 2015 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

    At a time when the EU’s defense and security policy is largely absent, the UK has announced it will send troops to Ukraine. But will this unilateral move pay off?

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Is NATO’s 2 Percent Spending Call Realistic?
    Judy Dempsey February 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.

     
  • The Renaissance of the West
    Roland Freudenstein, Ulrich Speck February 25, 2015 Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

    The West is being challenged in unprecedented ways that threaten its core values and cohesion. How should Europe and the United States react to Russia’s renewed aggression?

     
  • Op-Ed
    Merkel Is the Unsung Hero of Ukraine Crisis
    Judy Dempsey February 23, 2015 The Moscow Times

    In accepting the task of dealing with Ukraine, the German chancellor took on two challenges: recalibrating the German-Russian relationship and keeping the EU together.

     
  • Op-Ed
    A Mutual Embrace Will Protect Turkey and Europe Amid Extremism
    Sinan Ülgen February 22, 2015 Financial Times

    Europe needs a more concerted effort to tackle the interlinked challenges of radicalization and Islamophobia. Embracing Turkey’s European dream may be part of the solution.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Putin the Improviser
    Andrew S. Weiss February 21, 2015 Wall Street Journal Русский

    The Ukraine showdown is even scarier and more dangerous than most people think: President Putin is making it up as he goes along.

     

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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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  • 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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