• Strategic Europe
    What the EU’s New High Representative Should Know
    Roderick Parkes July 31, 2014

    For Eastern Europeans in particular, the EU’s raison d’être is nothing if not geopolitical. That is something the union’s next foreign policy chief needs to understand.

  • Strategic Europe
    Europeans Shun Even Their Soft-Power Tools
    Judy Dempsey July 23, 2014

    Sanctions can be one of the EU’s most effective instruments of soft power. Yet EU governments are unwilling to make full use of this resource and put values before interests.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Elections Mark the End of the Ukraine Conflict’s First Stage
    Dmitri Trenin May 26, 2014

    The May 25 presidential vote has marked the end of the first phase of the Ukraine crisis, which will continue to reshape the global strategic landscape. For Russia important result of the crisis is pivot to Asia.

  • Strategic Europe
    Three Things That Won’t Happen on May 26
    Roland Freudenstein May 23, 2014

    Speculation is rife about what this year’s European Parliament elections will mean for the EU. But many of the scenarios being talked up in Brussels will not materialize.

  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Can the European Commission Rescue EU Foreign Policy?
    Judy Dempsey May 15, 2014

    As Europe prepares to go to the polls, the four leading candidates for president of the European Commission share their views on how to improve the EU’s foreign policy toolbox.

  • Strategic Europe
    Mr. Xi Goes to Brussels
    Shi Zhiqin March 31, 2014

    As Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Brussels, it is important for both China and the EU to take the responsibility that their size demands for resolving global issues.

  • Strategic Europe
    A Who’s Who Guide to EU Sanctions on Russia
    Judy Dempsey March 20, 2014

    The EU remained united in imposing an initial round of sanctions on Russia. But there are now big differences among member states on whether to introduce further measures.

  • Strategic Europe
    Has the EU Failed Ukraine?
    Ulrich Speck February 21, 2014

    If the EU wants to be an effective foreign policy player, it must unite the strengths of its member states and its central institutions. Otherwise, its policies will fail.

  • Strategic Europe
    Pulling Ukraine Back From the Brink
    Judy Dempsey February 20, 2014

    The diplomatic efforts by the Polish, German, and French foreign ministers in Ukraine are a desperate attempt to save the country from descending into civil war.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Deadlock in Geneva Puts More Responsibility on the West and Russia
    Alexey Malashenko February 20, 2014

    The second round of negotiations between the Syrian opposition and the government failed. As of now, the resolution of the conflict almost entirely depends on the position adopted by the external actors, whose relations, however, are now getting more complicated.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Europe Frustrated With Obama
    June 18, 2013 HuffPost Live

    While Europeans still support President Obama, they have lowered their expectations of what he will accomplish politically.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Does the Eurozone Have a Future?
    Jan Techau June 17, 2013 Polskie Radio

    Although there is still great concern for the eurozone, the discourse has moved from predicting an immediate downfall a year ago to discussing the necessity of economic reform in the continent.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Bubble Building
    Uri Dadush February 25, 2013 RT CrossTalk

    The developed world is eager to grab a slice of someone else's growth if they can't generate any of their own, with potentially negative repercussions for their relations with the developing world.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Enduring Euro Crisis
    Uri Dadush July 1, 2010 Voice of America

    The problems that led to the crisis in Europe go beyond just fiscal profligacy and will take a long time to correct. Though the euro will likely survive the adjustment, the crisis could still have a profound effect on the global economy.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    EU Plan Must Be Backed Up by Budget Cuts
    Uri Dadush May 12, 2010 Bloomberg

    While the recently announced Eurozone support package suggests the possibility of a new era of fiscal coordination across Europe, it will only succeed if the countries in need of aid undertake far-reaching policy changes.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Europe's Growing Crisis
    Uri Dadush April 29, 2010 The Diane Rehm Show

    Recent cuts to the credit ratings of Spain and Portugal indicate that the crisis in Greece is spreading across Europe. Given the financial market pressure on Greece, debt restructuring appears inevitable, but it remains to be seen when it will occur.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Crisis in Greece Spreads Across Europe
    Uri Dadush April 29, 2010 Washington Journal

    As the problems in Greece intensify, the EU and IMF are preparing a support package to prevent the crisis from spreading to Portugal, Spain, and other European countries.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Greece's Worsening Debt Crisis
    Uri Dadush April 8, 2010 Bloomberg News

    The recent spike in Greek bond yields indicates that markets have not been reassured by European leaders' pledges to support Greece. Unless more decisive, detailed plans are announced, the Greek crisis will continue to get worse.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Future of Europe and the Euro
    Uri Dadush March 8, 2010 Bloomberg News

    As the Euro crisis continues to play out in Greece, troubled economies in Europe face years of slow growth and deflation unless European Union leaders overhaul fiscal and monetary policy.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Greek Euro Disease
    Uri Dadush February 22, 2010 CrossTalk

    Greece is now facing a sovereign debt crisis that is calling into question the viability of the Euro itself. While there are no easy solutions to this crisis, both Germany and the IMF must provide Greece with the support it needs.

  • Event
    Renewed Ambitions for NATO
    Jan Techau, Ambassador Ivo Daalder June 17, 2013 Cercle Royal Gaulois, Rue de la Loi 5, 1000 Brussels

    Marking the end of his tenure as U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder discussed some of the key challenges facing the Alliance.

  • Event
    France’s Future Role in the World
    Jean-Yves Le Drian, George Perkovich May 17, 2013 Washington, DC

    One year after President François Hollande took office, his administration’s new Defense White Paper outlines a significantly scaled down presence for the French military.

  • Event
    Berlin’s Position on the European Debt Crisis
    Rafał Ulatowski, Zhang Lihua April 8, 2013 Beijing

    Economies continue to buckle under the uncertainty that has engulfed the European Union since the sovereign debt crisis broke out in 2009.

  • Event
    French Elections: Impact on EU and Sino-French Relations

    With François Hollande's recent election as president of France, the ideological change in leadership comes at a critical time for both France and the EU, and will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the EU and its relations with China.

  • Event
    The Chicago Summit and NATO's New Challenges
    Lisa Aronsson, Jamie Shea, Peter Spiegel, Jan Techau May 8, 2012 Brussels

    The next years will see most, if not all, of NATO's major military operations draw down as the Alliance finds itself, for the first time in twenty years, without a major operation to run.

  • Event
    Will the Euro Survive?
    Uri Dadush, Jacob Kirkegaard, Desmond Lachman, Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Antonio de Lecea October 17, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    With EU leaders scrambling to keep Greece afloat, rating agencies continuing to downgrade European sovereign credit, banks being pushed to the brink, and Europe likely slipping back into recession, time may be running out for the euro.

  • Event
    A Discussion with the OSCE Secretary General
    James Collins, Ambassador Marc Perrin de Brichambaut May 10, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    Ambassador de Brichambaut, secretary general of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), discussed the organization's activities and challenges over the last six years and reflected on current challenges facing the OSCE and the broader Euro-Atlantic community.

  • Event
    2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference
    March 29, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    The 2011 conference focused on new actors and new agendas, reflecting the need to develop cooperative responses to challenges being posed by changing technology, distributions of political power, interest in nuclear energy, and security conditions in key regions.

  • Event
    The United States and France: A Strategic Partnership for the Twenty-First Century
    Alain Juppé, Douglas H. Paal February 8, 2011 Washington, D.C.

    With European governments considering defense spending cuts and NATO preparing to implement its new strategic concept, transatlantic security cooperation is in a considerable state of flux.

  • Event
    French Priorities for the G20: The Choice of Ambition
    Christine Lagarde, Douglas H. Paal October 7, 2010 Washington, D.C.

    France will assume the 12-month rotating presidency of the G20 in November, when it will promote its agenda for world economic leaders.


Carnegie Experts on France

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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