Western Europe

 
  • Strategic Europe
    Letter From Prague
    Martin Ehl January 30, 2015

    Despite its export-driven economy, the Czech Republic has a low level of foreign policy ambition. In fact, foreign policy has never been a priority for any Czech government.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Alexis Tsipras and Greece’s Miserable Foreign Policy
    Judy Dempsey January 29, 2015

    Greece’s new government will do nothing for the EU’s foreign policy ambitions, let alone the union’s attempts to speak and act together. That must please Russia.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    In Greece, It’s Not the Economy, Stupid!
    Stratos Pourzitakis, Elias Kirgidis January 27, 2015

    To avoid political crisis and economic collapse, Greek policymakers must finally address the deepening social decay that has afflicted their country for decades.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Michel Houellebecq’s Soumission Is the Soundtrack of Our Time
    Jan Techau January 27, 2015

    Irony is the quintessential Western cultural achievement. If the West does not appreciate the importance of that defining character trait, it won’t stand a chance.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Alexis Tsipras’s New Greece
    Judy Dempsey January 26, 2015

    Alexis Tsipras promised voters an end to austerity and a new beginning for Greece. Will he deliver on that pledge?

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Letter From Dublin
    Ben Tonra January 23, 2015

    Despite two major institutional constraints, Irish foreign policy has ambition. Ireland may lack capacity, confidence, and, occasionally, resolve—but the drive is there.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe Has More to Fear Than Fear Itself
    Jan Techau January 20, 2015

    The main preoccupation that governs Europe today comes not from external threats but from domestic ill-being. It is, quite simply, old-fashioned economic fear.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Ukraine Fatigue: To Be or Not to Be (Bailed Out)
    Balázs Jarábik January 20, 2015 Русский

    Ukraine is teetering on the brink of default and its government is devoting more energy to public relations than actual reforms. Recent developments in Ukraine are likely to fuel the creation of a new black hole in Europe.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    The EU Caught Between Interests and Values Over Russia
    Judy Dempsey January 19, 2015

    Angela Merkel and the European Parliament are holding firm over maintaining the sanctions the EU imposed on Russia. But where does Federica Mogherini stand?

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What the Anti-Terrorist Rally Demonstrated

    An optimal model for the painless existence of Muslims in an alien cultural and religious environment has not yet been found and is unlikely to appear in the near future. In essence, Europe is dealing with a conflict of identities, which continues to increase.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Letter From Prague
    Martin Ehl January 30, 2015

    Despite its export-driven economy, the Czech Republic has a low level of foreign policy ambition. In fact, foreign policy has never been a priority for any Czech government.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Alexis Tsipras and Greece’s Miserable Foreign Policy
    Judy Dempsey January 29, 2015

    Greece’s new government will do nothing for the EU’s foreign policy ambitions, let alone the union’s attempts to speak and act together. That must please Russia.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    In Greece, It’s Not the Economy, Stupid!
    Stratos Pourzitakis, Elias Kirgidis January 27, 2015

    To avoid political crisis and economic collapse, Greek policymakers must finally address the deepening social decay that has afflicted their country for decades.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Michel Houellebecq’s Soumission Is the Soundtrack of Our Time
    Jan Techau January 27, 2015

    Irony is the quintessential Western cultural achievement. If the West does not appreciate the importance of that defining character trait, it won’t stand a chance.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    French Relations with Saudi Arabia
    Joseph Bahout January 26, 2015 Radio France International

    France and Saudi Arabia have agreements on a number of issues, such as Iran’s nuclear program, but France has several concerns about the way Saudi Arabia is positioning itself toward the Arab Spring.

     
  • Thinking Only About Security Is Not a Long-Term Solution
    Richard Youngs January 26, 2015 Bertelsmann Transformation Index Blog

    Without a stable political environment, democracy will not take root in the Middle East and North Africa. But thinking only about security is not a long-term solution either.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Alexis Tsipras’s New Greece
    Judy Dempsey January 26, 2015

    Alexis Tsipras promised voters an end to austerity and a new beginning for Greece. Will he deliver on that pledge?

     
  • Paper
    Emotional Intelligence for EU Democracy
    Heather Grabbe, Stefan Lehne January 26, 2015 video

    The EU needs to restore its dwindling democratic legitimacy by offering solutions that feel relevant to citizens.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Letter From Dublin
    Ben Tonra January 23, 2015

    Despite two major institutional constraints, Irish foreign policy has ambition. Ireland may lack capacity, confidence, and, occasionally, resolve—but the drive is there.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Russia Makes Mogherini’s First Visit to Washington a Difficult Return
    Cornelius Adebahr January 23, 2015 Global Policy Journal

    Closing in on the first 100 days in office, Federica Mogherini embarked on her trip to the United States as the EU’s top diplomat. Her visit was an uneasy one due to one topic: Russia.

     

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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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  • 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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