Western Europe

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    European Perspectives of the “New Turkey”
    Pavel Shlykov December 24, 2014

    President Erdogan strives to find a sound strategy to minimize the current risks in foreign affairs. Despite resentment of the EU and the current stagnation of Turkey’s accession process, the EU retains its influence over Turkey because of the Turkish economy’s great dependence on the EU.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Iranian Saga: a Pause or an Impasse?
    Alexei Arbatov December 22, 2014

    After another failed attempt to reach an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, all now depends on whether Russia, the United States, and other states can find the political will to take responsibility for global security.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Entering 2015, Europe Is Losing America
    Judy Dempsey December 19, 2014

    2014 was the year in which most European leaders treated the transatlantic relationship with benign neglect for which they will pay dearly.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Merkel’s (and Europe’s) Foreign Policy at the Crossroads
    Judy Dempsey December 18, 2014

    If European leaders weaken their sanctions on Russia, they will destroy any chance of doing foreign policy and strategy.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Who Led Europe in 2014?
    Judy Dempsey December 17, 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 Rotten and the Forgotten of 2014 World Politics
    Jan Techau December 16, 2014

    The last twelve months have been unusually eventful. Amid the vicissitudes of 2014, highlights include a resurgent Russia, shrewd Scots, and the EU’s underrated foreign policy.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The End of Consensus: What does Europe Want from Russia?
    Dmitri Trenin December 15, 2014 Русский

    Many in Russia believe that the EU sanctions appeared as a result of the Ukrainian conflict and pressure from Washington. But the reasons for the current deterioration in Russia’s relations with Europe are far more profound.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Europe, the CIA, and Torture
    Judy Dempsey December 15, 2014

    If European countries are to have any credibility in defending human rights, they should go public over their role in collaborating with the CIA on torture.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Germany and Russia: We Cannot Make a Fatal Mistake
    Timofei Bordachev December 12, 2014

    History teaches us that conflict is not a natural condition of Russian-German relations. There is a need for greater introspection and moderation in the use of force, both military and economic.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Relaunching the European Neighborhood Policy
    Stefan Lehne December 12, 2014

    The EU should abandon the concept of a single set of standards and instruments for all of its neighbors. It is time for a revolution in the European Neighborhood Policy.

     
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    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.

     
  • 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.

     

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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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